RE: Technical Writers or Information Developers?

Subject: RE: Technical Writers or Information Developers?
From: Kevin McLauchlan <KMcLauchlan -at- chrysalis-its -dot- com>
To: "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999 10:09:14 -0400

jarnopol sez:

> Once upon a time, when i was working direct, my manager
> insisted on referring
> to the tech writers as "documentalists", because, of course,
> we were "doing
> documentation". Documentalist. Now there was a job title
> that drove me
> crazy.

Hey! I happen to like it! :-)

In fact, I stole a bit of schtick from somebody on this
very list (and thanks, but I don't remember the name, now),
and put it on a sign at the entrance to my office:



Bend words with only the power of the mind!

Make paper disappear with a few deft strokes of the keyboard!


I thought of installing a couple of Hollywood-surplus,
swiveling klieg lights, to play across the ceiling, but
the boss sez he won't pay for all the extra electricity.
Maybe I can do something with flashlights on strings...

By the way, when I remove my Documentalist turban and the
satin cape, I revert to my regular identity -- a mild-mannered
technical writer and now workplace safety maven.
(Yeah, I know, but somebody suggested that I leave out the
"heart of gold" part... it's assumed, isn't it? :-)

Kevin McLauchlan
kmclauchlan -at- chrysalis-its -dot- com

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