Re: What *is* a documentation specialist?

Subject: Re: What *is* a documentation specialist?
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2010 11:39:41 -0500

Well, I was corrected off-list. The BLS info was in fact updated this
past December. Looks like the title used is still "Technical Writer"
but also has a nod to "Technical Communicator" and has updated duties,
responsibilities, and median salary/earnings info. This paints a much
better picture for us than the old description.

http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos319.htm

This is something we can actually USE when job hunting.

On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 11:11 AM, Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> It's unfortunate that "technical writer" is being thrown around so
> much lately. I really wish STC had lobbied harder for an update to the
> technical writer listing in the BLS database and not fight so hard to
> change it to "technical communicator". I'm not sure if postings like
> these are a direct result of that or not, but I would personally have
> liked to see a stronger definition of technical writer used and the
> pay scale updated appropriately. People identify with "technical
> writer". They scratch their heads at "technical communicator".

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What *is* a documentation specialist?: From: Peter Neilson
Re: What *is* a documentation specialist?: From: Bill Swallow

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