Re: What *is* a documentation specialist?

Subject: Re: What *is* a documentation specialist?
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2010 08:15:51 -0800

I have seen this title used to describe:

1. Technical writers
2. Technical writers who will need to be one-person publications groups
3. Document production and release support positions
4. Admins who also do DTP

IOW, it's pretty much a meaningles title and you have to read the job
description in detail.

Gene Kim-Eng


----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
>I found an ad on line for a "tech writer / documentation specialist" and
> the job description seems to say that the writer will get stuck doing
> all the clerical tasks, including arranging everyone else's stuff in
> file cabinets.
>
> That job is called "file clerk" where I come from, and is generally
> entry level. The skills of creativity and investigation that are
> required for being a tech writer would, I imagine, be a great hazard in
> the person of a file clerk.

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