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  Saturday, May 29, 2004

"The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war."
E. B. White. [Quotes of the Day]

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You do what?. When you can't explain to others what it is you do for a living, and it boils down to what you do for a living is explain things, you're in big trouble. [Usable Help]

Which helps explain why my personal business card still says I'm a technical writer. Most people have some idea about what that means, even if it doesn't encompass every aspect of what I can do. I use the resume to expand on the concept, to list some of the variants of my professional persona. And if a job description calls for something like "information architect," well, I can tweak the resume to fit.

To people who still say "Huh?" to the technical writer title, I explain it thusly: "You know the books that come with the software you buy, the books that no one reads? Well, I write those."

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