I have been hired as a Technical Writer at a firm who needed multiple types of writers: A few people were hired to write content for the average website reader interested in our product, such as a Product Manager, and user documentation, such as user guides. However, I was hired to dig down into the code and actually write sample code to explain how to use the company's SDK (software development kit). I interface with the development team on a daily basis and actually test their code, analyze it, and give them suggestions for improvement.
I would like to add another descriptive term in my job title on my email signature and resume to show that I have in-depth software engineering knowledge. For anyone who thinks this is to puff myself up or to downplay normal Technical Writers, you are wrong. The primary reason I want to do this is so my resume doesn't look like I switched careers. The secondary reason is so that people who receive my emails and read my resume can tell by my title that I have extensive software engineering experience inside software development.
I read this, but it didn't help. Of course, I searched the internet, too. I found articles about my current role, but nothing about job titles.
I thought perhaps:
- Technical Writer (Sr. Software Engineer)
- Technical Writer as Sr. Software Engineer
- Technical Writer specializing in the full SDLC