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new title!

I never really gave much thought to the titles I’ve had throughout my career – even when I had business cards, they were mostly used to enter draws for free lunches. That being said, I realize now that having an accurate title that reflects what you really do is pretty important: it’s one thing to call yourself an Internet Superstar (which was a title I held for a couple of years), but no one really goes out looking to HIRE an Internet Superstar; they want actual skills and duties and competency. Being vague is often my friend, but it really does me a huge disservice in this area.

I was recently asked to write a job description for my role at Atimi Software. While I’ve held the title of “Technical Writer” since I started in 2012, I found myself doing many other things that fall far outside the Technical Writer realm. This is good, because I love learning new things and taking on new challenges .. but at the end of the day, calling myself a Technical Writer seemed to squeeze me into a corset that didn’t quite fit.

I took a step back and really looked at what I do on a day-to-day basis, spoke to some people in the tech world, and browsed a thousand job descriptions. Finally, after a lot of research, I was happy to discover that an official title for the things I do already exists: Information Architect. The IA role fits me like a glove, gives me lots of room to grow, is something I’m crazy about, and (probably best of all) is an actual real title: no more putting random words together and making up my own vaguely technical important-sounding title and hoping people understand what I do. I’m an Information Architect! I architect information! COME AT ME, BRO!

I am pleased!

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Hello Again!

It’s been quiet around these parts for the last while, as I’ve been happily working in the mobile development industry for the last 18 months. I’ve picked up a lot of great new skills on the way, and I’m ready to put my considerable talents to use for you.

I’ve updated my Resume and Portfolio, and as always I’m happy to answer any questions you may have!

Thanks for looking!

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