Am I a Senior Technical Writer?

Subject: Am I a Senior Technical Writer?
From: Matthew Danda <dandam -at- 1STNET -dot- NET>
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 1996 16:22:38 -0500

During the most recent management reshuffling and hierarchy rebuilding, I was
listed on the org chart as a Senior Technical Writer. I protested this title,
citing the fact that I have only 2 years professional experience, but the
head honchos weren't very interested in changing the sacred chart. So the
title remains.

On my resume, should I list my title at this company as Senior Technical
Writer? Even though I know that, by experience, I should be a staff Technical

The company is a reputable, publicly-traded software developer,
and the HR records will officially list me as a Senior Technical Writer.
However, I know that my knowledge, experience, and salary are not at the
Senior Technical Writer level, at least not by my definitions.

I don't want to sound pompous on my resume by being a 25-year-old Senior,
but I don't want to belittle myself, either.

Any advice would be welcome,
Thanks in advance,

Matt Danda, Senior Technical Writer

"Sorry, but my karma just ran over your dogma." -Anon.
Matthew Danda
dandam -at- 1stnet -dot- net Technical Writer St. Louis, MO

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