Re: Additional roles for technical writers

Subject: Re: Additional roles for technical writers
From: Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2014 00:43:30 -0600

This is the downside of embracing content management systems... it's one thing to store all the content in snippets for reuse but it has to be categorized and labeled properly and for the organization to make effective use of it, it becomes necessary for the users to have more than a passing familiarity with each of the snippets. The larger the content database becomes, the more challenging its management and use becomes. I could build a database of content that I am responsible for but doing so in such a way that others could use it adds significantly to the thought process involved. Thus the role of the content strategist.

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Mike
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On 12/26/2014 11:05 PM, Jodie Gilmore wrote:

I haven't been following the thread completely, but recently I moved from
"senior tech writer" to "content strategist".
That means that I need to be aware of ALL the content the company has
created, and "connect the dots" for current and future content.
As well as provide input on where the company is going with content.

An interesting role that I'm still exploring - ramifications, challenges,
best known methods...

Anyone have any input on that topic?

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References:
Additional roles for technical writers: From: Craig Cardimon
Re: Additional roles for technical writers: From: Mike Starr
Re: Additional roles for technical writers: From: Chris Morton
RE: Additional roles for technical writers: From: Jodie Gilmore

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