RE: Technical Writers or Information Developers?

Subject: RE: Technical Writers or Information Developers?
From: barry -dot- kieffer -at- exgate -dot- tek -dot- com
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 10:59:57 -0700

Bow's ahout, err, how's about: "Code Monkey" or maybe "Keyboard Monkey".

But seriously folks, as a technical writer I do plenty of coding. Whether it
is VisualBasic, HTML, JavaScript, or plain old C code for examples.

That DOES NOT by any stretch of my over inflated ego make me a programmer.

Nope, I answer to plain old "Technical Writer" and darn toot'n proud of it!


Barry Kieffer
Senior Technical Writer
Tektronix, Inc.
* Phone: 1.503.627.4079
* Email: barry -dot- kieffer -at- tek -dot- com

George wrote:
> I say, change the title of the "Software Developers."
> I stay on as "Technical Writer" and they receive the new title of "Code
> Writer", after all, many software developers may simply be writing the
> code for a program they didn't design, just as I write the manuals for a
> program I didn't design.
> On second thought, why not let people use the titles they feel most
> satisfied with?

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