TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Subject:Re: Do you equate engineers and programmers? From:Laura Johnson <lauraj -at- CND -dot- HP -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 19 Aug 1994 21:29:06 GMT
Here at Hewlett Packard, there are job titles which include the word
"engineer": software engineer, hardware engineer, product marketing
engineer, learning products engineer. The last (LPE) is the highest level
of "technical writer". As far as I know, everyone doing software
development fulltime is an "engineer" by job title. I usually have no idea
what degree the people I work with hold; some (most) software engineers
have degrees in comp. sci., others in EE, some in computer engineering.
I'm a learning products engineer who used to be a software engineer; I hold
a bachelor's degree (BSE) in computer engineering. (The word "engineer" in
the job title does tend to correlate to certain -- fairly high -- pay ranges.)