Re: Naming a department

Subject: Re: Naming a department
From: mhoffmann -at- globalizationpartners -dot- com
To: "Paul Goble" <pgcommunication -at- gmail -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 19:46:27 +0000

How about "TECHCOMM" for "Technical & Instructional Content Communication & Creation"?

Maxwell Hoffmann, Director of Document Globalization
Globalization Partners International
[Translation, Localization and Globalization into over 100 languages]
www.globalizationpartners.com
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From: Paul Goble <pgcommunication -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 13:16:26
To: TECHWR-L<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Subject: Naming a department

One of our favorite debates here has been, "What should I call
myself?" But we haven't recently discussed "What should I call my
department?"

I just began a job as the sole technical writer at a growing company,
and I'd like to make a sign to hang over my door.

I want a name that says "Come here for post-sales instructional and
informational materials, usability consulting, and editing, but go
down the hall to find the guy who writes brochures." (Of course, the
department may expand to include things like Marcom, so I'll listen to
those options, too.) The ideal name will be a single word which
conveys, without explanation, the full spectrum of what an enlightened
technical communicator does, while looking very impressive when
printed on a resume :-).

So far, I'm considering:
-Documentation
-Technical Publications
-Technical Writing
-Information Design
-Communication

What's your advice?

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