I need a title

Subject: I need a title
From: Sella Rush <SellaR -at- APPTECHSYS -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 1996 11:59:24 -0800

After years of hard work writing under pseudo-titles like resource
coordinator, admin assistant, and publications whatever, I recently
attained the official title "Technical Writer." Hooray for me.

I've recently taken on a new job as a lone tech writer, which necessitates
that I do everything from software documentation and help files to
marketing and recruiting literature. And while most of my work is writing,
I'm also doing a lot of organizational/practical stuff that a small but
rapidly growing software company desperately needs. Like picking a name
for our new product and offering input on business plan strategy.

Now my boss wants me to pick a new title for myself, something that doesn't
pigeonhole me when I have contact with people outside the company. But I'd
like something that still reflects my primary job (and what I went to
school so many years for!)

Any suggestions? How do people feel about their titles? Should I be
worried about future job searching if my title isn't "Writer?" I tend to
be more technically oriented, and while marketing work is a nice change of
pace, that's not where I want to go. Thanks in advance for the input.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Sella Rush, Tech Writer
Applied Technical Systems, Inc. (ATS)
Bremerton, Washington
Developers of the CCM Database


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