Re: I need a title

Subject: Re: I need a title
From: Kevin Feeman <kevinf -at- PRIMENET -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 1996 17:23:30 -0700

How about technical communicator????? After all, technical writing is no
longer JUST technical writer.

Just my thoughts.

At 11:59 AM 11/1/96 -0800, Sella Rush wrote:
>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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