Re: Yet another title I found: "Content Designer"

Subject: Re: Yet another title I found: "Content Designer"
From: David Farbey <dfarbey -at- yahoo -dot- co -dot- uk>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 13:02:41 +0100

At one company I worked at a senior tech writing colleague became
responsible for terminology in the product interface as well as in the
documentation. She made herself a paper hat with the words "Word Police" on
it. She stopped wearing the hat after a few days because people kept asking
her questions about Microsoft Word.

(well, that's how I remember it, anyway)

David Farbey - david -at- farbey -dot- co -dot- uk
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On 8 September 2014 17:10, John G <john -at- garisons -dot- com> wrote:

> "Cool" titles for tech writers that I have seen:
>
> - Content Extrusion Module
> - Wordsmith
> - Wordware Engineer
> - Chief Explainer
> - Geek Translator
> - Word Wrangler
>
> While amusing, they seem like they would require some explanation to ensure
> the other person really gets what they title holder actually does. Which
> might not be a bad thing!
>
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 11:52 AM, Nina Rogers <janina -dot- rogers -at- gmail -dot- com>
> wrote:
>
> > I am lucky enough to work at a relatively unconventional company. (At one
> > point, or CEO's title was "Master of the Universe" or something like
> that.
> > Now that we're more established, he's resorted to the conventional title
> of
> > "CEO.") For the first time in my tech writing career, I'm not in a job
> > where I was hired as a tech writer. Instead, I'm a Customer Care
> > Representative (i.e., customer service person) who gets to write the
> > company's much-needed documentation, edit/proofread new screens, and do
> > some QA. I was told to come up with whatever title I liked. So far, I
> > haven't come up with anything, but I'm getting some good ideas here!
> > Content Scribbler has a nice ring to it!
> >
> > While the names are fun to think about, I'm like several others who
> posted
> > here: I was always, and still am, perfectly happy with the title
> "Technical
> > Writer." Well, I'm partial to "Tech Writer" because I think it sounds
> just
> > a little cooler!
> >
> > Nina
> >
> > On Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 10:21 AM, Karl Norman <kylesimmons0164 -at- gmail -dot- com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Craig, I'm also the sole technical writer at my company. This is my
> first
> > > job (straight out of college). I get the feeling my company knows they
> > need
> > > a tech writer, but they aren't too sure why. As a result, I get some
> > > surprised faces when I explain what I can do, but the leadership
> doesn't
> > > seem to have figured out how to leverage my skills. Any advice for a
> lone
> > > newbie?
> > >
> > > --
> > > *Kyle Simmons*
> > >
> > > Technical Writer
> > > Aloe Vera of America, Inc.
> > >
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References:
RE: Yet another title I found: "Content Designer": From: Karl Norman
Re: Yet another title I found: "Content Designer": From: Nina Rogers
Re: Yet another title I found: "Content Designer": From: John G

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