RE: Excellent post by Mark Baker regarding content jobs

Subject: RE: Excellent post by Mark Baker regarding content jobs
From: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- cytomedix -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2013 17:30:17 -0400

I think I see his confusion. The definition of "technical writing" is contentious, but any given writer's job can be very well defined. His thesis that "content jobs are never well defined" is obviously wrong.


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From: Lauren
Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2013 5:17 PM
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Subject: Re: Excellent post by Mark Baker regarding content jobs

On 10/24/2013 1:29 PM, Dan Goldstein wrote:
> Do "content jobs" include technical writing? Many tech writing jobs are well defined. Mine certainly is.

Technical writing is well-defined, but that doesn't mean that it is a "brick" job. Mark mentions tech comm specifically. "Some in tech comm have been trying to make technical communications into a brick job for decades. Thus we debate the perennial question of what the job title should be, what the educational requirement should be, what the limits of the roles and responsibilities should be."

My guess is he is referring to this list.

He says that it is a "mortar" job because it depends on the ideas of people in brick jobs. Following that logic, however, brick jobs are mortar jobs because they depend on the modellers and drivers of the business.




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