RE: Technical writer survey: What should we really call ourselves?

Subject: RE: Technical writer survey: What should we really call ourselves?
From: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>
To: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 12:57:15 -0700

What Gene said.

Leonard

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Subject: Re: Technical writer survey: What should we really call
ourselves?

Same here. When I hear "artisan," my brain fixes on the "art" part,
while I prefer to think of what I do as a methodical application of
science and engineering. This is all subjective, of course, because
"artisan" bakers or brewmeisters must be every bit as methodical as any
scientist or engineer if their creative triumphs are to be repeated on
demand. So what it amounts to in the end is how I think the people I
need to work with and sell myself to will perceive a description, and
given a choice between "artisan" or "technician," "technician" has a
much better track record for promoting professional respect and ongoing
gainful employment in the industries I've worked in.

Gene Kim-Eng


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
> To each their own. For me, I prefer to avoid the artisan or
> craftsperson label in my techcomm work. Beer brewing, on the other
> hand..,

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References:
Technical writer survey: What should we really call ourselves?: From: Geoffrey Marnell
RE: Technical writer survey: What should we really call ourselves?: From: Leonard C. Porrello
Re: Technical writer survey: What should we really call ourselves?: From: Kathleen MacDowell
Re: Technical writer survey: What should we really call ourselves?: From: Bill Swallow
Re: Technical writer survey: What should we really call ourselves?: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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