RE: Post on Technical Writing vs. Technical Communication

Subject: RE: Post on Technical Writing vs. Technical Communication
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: 'Gurpreet Singh' <gurpreetwrites -at- gmail -dot- com>, 'techwrl' <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2012 16:16:24 +0000

"I use the term technical communicator only when I am talking to another technical writer. My resume and Linkedin profile still says technical writer." That sounds like a solid compromise.

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From: techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Gurpreet Singh
Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2012 12:08 PM
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Subject: Re: Post on Technical Writing vs. Technical Communication

Hi,

I'm pursuing a graduate certificate in 'Technical Communication' from Seneca College, Toronto.



You are absolutely correct that most recruiter and employers are familiar with the term "Tech Writing" and not "Technical Communication" and even then the courses in college and universities are about Technical Communication.



As far as I know, Technical Writing is a subset of Technical Communication.
Technical Communication is a mothership for Instructional Designing, e-learning, courseware preparation, Technical Writing, API Documentation, web-copy writing and even business communication.



I use the term technical communicator only when I am talking to another technical writer. My resume and Linkedin profile still says technical writer. I'm proud to be one!

- Gurpreet Singh


LinkedIn: http://ca.linkedin.com/in/gurpreettw
Blog: http://TechnicalWritingToolBox.com (A blog on Technical Writing)

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References:
Post on Technical Writing vs. Technical Communication: From: Cardimon, Craig
RE: Post on Technical Writing vs. Technical Communication: From: Dan Goldstein
RE: Post on Technical Writing vs. Technical Communication: From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: Post on Technical Writing vs. Technical Communication: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Post on Technical Writing vs. Technical Communication: From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: Post on Technical Writing vs. Technical Communication: From: Richard L Hamilton
Re: Post on Technical Writing vs. Technical Communication: From: Milan Davidović
Re: Post on Technical Writing vs. Technical Communication: From: Gurpreet Singh

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