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Subject:Re: Business Card Questions From:Dave C <davec2468 -at- yahoo -dot- com> To:Tech Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Thu, 4 Dec 2014 22:28:21 -0800
Or, Debbie, you could use a title like we did at Apple: “Jack of all Trades”; “Universal Expert”; “Genius”; “Chief Cook and Bottle-washer”. As a writer I thought “Fabulist” would be neat. Turns out that I had to give a dictionary with each business card I handed out, so that card didn’t last long…
Seriously, there is no one title for your talents. You wear many hats and each hat warrants a unique card. Trying to combine your titles onto one card is like piling 3 hats onto your head; you can do it but it will just confuse people.
I see nothing wrong with having 3 cards. I have this many and hand out one or more to people who might be prospective customers for my skills.
> Here are my officially recognized titles by everyone I work with,
> including my immediate supervisor: (I even have three different
> signatures set up for my emails!)
> Editorial Assistant, Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal (administrative
> tasks, copy editing, DTP, software requirements for the manuscript
> system, and more)
> English Editor and Writer for the Administration, Marketing, and
> International Relations (everything from letters to certificates,
> websites, newsletters, marketing collateral, manuscripts for publication,
> and more...)
> Christian Friends of Rambam Representative, International Relations
> (involves writing a newsletter for the Christian audience, and
> meeting/speaking to Christian groups who come to visit)
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