Re: Communicator (was Re: Twitter)

Subject: Re: Communicator (was Re: Twitter)
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Mike Starr" <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 12:15:25 -0800

At one of my previous employers, the writers lobbied to have the group's name
changed from "Technical Publications" to "Technical Communications" (prior to my
arrival).

During my time at this company I went from a situation where half the people I
met at parties didn't know what a technical writer is and half did to one where
half the people I met didn't know what "technical communicator" is and half said
"oh, technical writer." I did not consider this an improvement.

Since then I have encountered people who prefer "technical communicator,"
"information developer" or "documentation specialist" to "technical writer." I
don't know what reactions they get from most people at parties, but mine is
still "oh, technical writer."

Gene Kim-Eng


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Starr" <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>
> I've not drunk the "communicator" Kool-aid yet because I'm inclined to believe
> that in the long run what clients and hiring managers want is *writing*...
> they don't think of it in terms of "communication" even though we may
> incorporate far more than just writing into our work.

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References:
Re: Twitter: From: David Neeley
Re: Twitter: From: Dossy Shiobara
Re: Twitter: From: Char James-Tanny
Re: Twitter: From: Collin Turner
Communicator (was Re: Twitter): From: Mike Starr

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