RE: Has anyone noticed...

Subject: RE: Has anyone noticed...
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: 'Michael West' <mike -dot- west -at- bigpond -dot- com>, "'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 20:47:24 +0000

Great. I'm now a "nameless shape." Grin.

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Subject: Re: Has anyone noticed...



>years and years ago, i had a manager who insisted

> on calling the 2 tech writers "documentalists".

>Made me crazier than I already was at the time.

>jan



"Documentalist" has been around longer than most people on this list (as
have I), and has a respectable pedigree in engineering and research. But it
isn't the same as technical writer or communicator.



"Tech writer" is fine but has connotations of a nameless shape who sits in
the corner and does weird stuff. And, I think, deservedly so.



Me, I'm hiring technical communicators to help me build our corporate
knowledge base -- because what I expect from them is not "writing", but
communication.

--

MW



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