Re: Naming a department

Subject: Re: Naming a department
From: jennysubs -at- mac -dot- com
To: techwr-l List <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 11:06:47 -0800

I once worked where Tech Pubs was called "Customer Learning."

We merged with the newly fledged User Experience department to become the CLUE team, which was excellent fodder for jokes. But I still like CLUE as a department name. It fits what we do.

Then the training group became part of the department. We started calling it CLUETrain (and posted the Cluetrain manifesto).

I have always resisted putting any titles on my business cards, because what I like to call myself changes depending on context. While I was at Apple, though, I had one that said "Wordsmith at Large."

Jenny




On Feb 22, 2010, at 10:51 AM, john -at- garisons -dot- com wrote:

> How about "Content Development" - conveys the basics and yet is open to
> hopefully correct interpretation.
>
> After all, content is king, and it's good to be king.
>
> My 2¢,
>
> John G
>
>
>
>> 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."
>
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References:
Naming a department: From: Paul Goble
Re: Naming a department: From: john

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