I have a really hard time describing my role to people outside of IBM. If I wanted to be lazy and did not want to go into details and explain all my different projects, I would likely quickly state that I am a technical writer.
I do not consider myself to be a technical writer though because I believe the term is so limiting. I worked as a web developer for five years while I was completing my Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Communication, which is from the department of Human Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington.
Most of my work experience has been in the realm of web development and my degree work was an even mix of user experience engineering and technical writing. Continue reading