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

Subject: RE: Yet another title I found: "Content Designer"
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: 'kafkascampi' <kafkascampi -at- gmail -dot- com>, 'David Farbey' <dfarbey -at- yahoo -dot- co -dot- uk>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:13:31 +0000

I've been with the same company for 10 years, too. Time flies when you're having fun.

Craig

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

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

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