[astcq-discuss] Re: Desperately seeking job descriptions

  • From: Jean Hollis Weber <jean@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: astcq-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 12:41:19 +1000

FWIW, I did some searching in the job databases, looking specifically in 
the computer/IT/communications area, and could find NO jobs for "Document 
Writer" -- everything was for Technical Writer or Procedural/Technical 
Writer, with a vast range of skills and experience required, from 
entry-level to very advanced, and from no technical knowledge to primarily 
a "techo" with writing skills. (In fact, some job search sites, eg Seek and 
JobNet, have "Technical Writer" as a choice, but not "Document Writer".)

I think the relevant thing is that the standard job title in the industry 
is "Technical Writer" -- possibly qualified by "Senior" or "/Programmer" or 
"/Engineer" for those with more experience and/or more technical 
qualifications. The title "Document Writer" is NOT standard or commonly used.

Hope this helps.

Regards, Jean
Jean Hollis Weber
jean@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
The Technical Editors' Eyrie  http://www.jeanweber.com/

Melanie Dixon wrote:
>I'm looking for some job descriptions for Technical Writer and Document
>Writer.
>
>My company insists on calling me a Document Writer because I specialise in
>preparing end user documentation, and only have a beginner's understanding
>of technology.
>
>Also, can anyone think of another title that would be appropriate for
>someone preparing end user documentation?


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