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

Subject: Re: Yet another title I found: "Content Designer"
From: kafkascampi <kafkascampi -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: David Farbey <dfarbey -at- yahoo -dot- co -dot- uk>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:05:47 -0700

""Cool" titles for tech writers that I have seen:"

Senior Manager of Technical Content here. Really means Lone Technical
Writer. Loosely translates to Dogsbody.

Also I looked up today and realized in January I will have been with the
same company for ten years. Didn't you used to get a gold watch for that? I
think we get a polar fleece.

Chris

On Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 5:02 AM, David Farbey <dfarbey -at- yahoo -dot- co -dot- uk> wrote:

> 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
Re: Yet another title I found: "Content Designer": From: David Farbey

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