A Rose By Any Other Name

We need a name.

There’s been some informal discussion about a name for the new organization of technical writers in Montreal, but nothing definitive. We’ll have a meeting of volunteers next week to see if we can make any progress on the issue.

But in the meantime, here’s your opportunity to let loose with some ideas.

Some people feel that we should hew close to the old name — “technical communication” is a phrase that is well-understood. On the other hand, some argue that emulating STC too closely might limit opportunities for growth, and we should make a deliberate attempt to reach out to UX folks, science writers, aviation writers, and so on.

So, for example, in the first camp, we have:

CSTC Montreal — Canadian Society for Technical Communication

MATC — Montreal Association for Technical Communication

In the opposite camp, we have:

WOMBAT  — Writers of Montreal: Business and Technology

BEST — Business Engineering Science and Technology

MSCIP — Montreal Society for Cool and Interesting People

Also, should the acronym be bilingual? Perhaps so.

Andy Gural pointed me to the Acronym Generator, which produced a titanic list based on the keywords:

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  • technical
  • writer
  • communication
  • association
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  1. For continuity and ease-of-recognition, I think it should be somewhat close (but not the same, obviously) in name and abbreviation. Something like STMC

  2. Ev

    Whew, what a list! COMMA (COMmunication Montreal Association) get my vote, but that’s mainly because I’m working as a editor right now.

  3. Charles Roburn

    T-CAM – Technical Communicator’s Association of Montreal

  4. Ooohhh, I like both of those. TCAM especially.

  5. Chris

    Ev asked that I post my list. It’s very rough, and the French translations weren’t done by a professional (read: expect errors). It gets wacky after a while, so be warned. There may also be some duplication with other people’s lists.
    My favorite is CTMTC, which stands for “Communicateurs Techniques de Montréal Technical Communicators.” I like that it’s both bilingual and a palindrome. I also like the ones that use “YUL” — Montreal’s airport code.

    NAMES:
    Technical Communication Montreal (TCM) / Communication technique Montréal (CTM)
    Montreal Independent Organization of Technical Communicators (MIOTC) / Organisation indépendante montréalaise des communicateurs techniques (OIMCT)
    Independent Association of Montreal Technical Communicators (IAMTC) / Association indépendante montréalaise des communicateurs techniques (AIMCT) **English acronym is already in use by International Association of Medical Technology Consultants**
    Montreal Association of Technical Communicators (MATC or MonAssTC) / Association communicateurs techniques de Montréal (ACTM ou AssCTMon) **I moved “Montreal” around in the French to make its alternate acronym sound interesting**
    Montreal Technical Communication Association (MTCA) / Association montréalaise de la communication technique (AMCT)
    Montreal Technical Communication Group (MTCG) / Groupe montréalaise de la communication technique (GMCT)
    Montreal Technical Communication Collective (MTCC) / Collectif montréalais de la communication technique (CMCT)
    Technical Communication Collective of Montreal (TCCM) / Collectif de la communication technique de Montréal (CCTM)
    Technical Communication Association of Montreal (TCAM) / Association de la communication technique de Montréal (ACTM)
    Montreal Association of Technical Writers, Editors, and Communicators (MATWEC) / Association montréalaise des rédacteurs, réviseurs, et communicateurs techniques (AMRRCT)
    Association of Montreal Region Technical Communication Professionals (AMRTCP) / Association des professionels de la communication technique du région de Montréal (APCTRM)
    Montreal Regional Association of Technical Communication Professionals (MRATCP) / Association régionale de Montréal des professionels de la communication technique (ARMPCT)
    Montreal Regional Association of Technical and Scientific Communication Professionals (MRATSCP) / Association régionale de Montréal des professionels de la communication technique et scientifique (ARMPCTS)
    Technical Communicators of Montreal and Region (TCMR) / Communicateurs techniques de Montréal et région (CTMR)
    Technical Communicators of Montreal and Environs (TCME) / Communicateurs techniques de Montréal et environs (CTME)
    Association of Montreal Region Technical Communicators (AMRTC) / Association des communicateurs techniques de la région de Montréal (ACTRM)
    Montreal Independent Alliance of Technical Communications (MIATC) / Alliance indépendante montréalaise de la communication technique (AIMCT)
    Montreal League of Extraordinary Technical Communicators (MLETC) / Ligue montréalaise de communicateurs techniques extraordinaires (LMCTE)
    Montreal Technical Communicators in Cahoots (MTCC) / Communicateurs technique de Montréal en connivence (CTMC) **”cahoots” doesn’t translate well**
    The Organization Formerly Known as STC-Montreal (TOFKASTCM) / L’Organisation anciennement connu sous STC-Montreal (LOACSSTCM)
    What Would a Montreal Technical Communicator Do? (WWMTCD) / Que ferait un communicateur technique montréalais? (QFCTM)
    ODD ACRONYMS; NUMERONYMS:
    CTMTC = Communicateurs Techniques de Montréal Technical Communicators **the acronym is a French-English palindrome, but is already in use by Chinese textile-machine company**
    MtlheartTC / MtlcoeurCT
    MonTCreal / MonCTréal
    YUL-TC / CT-YUL
    TC-YUL / CT-YUL
    514TC / 514CT
    MtlTC / CTMtl
    M6LTC / CTM6L
    MontrealT7lC11s / C12sT8sMontréal **obviously, this doesn’t work**

    • Chris

      WordPress obviously didn’t like my HTML. Sorry about that. Here’s a non-HTML version of the list:

      NAMES:

      Technical Communication Montreal (TCM) / Communication technique Montréal (CTM)

      Montreal Independent Organization of Technical Communicators (MIOTC) / Organisation indépendante montréalaise des communicateurs techniques (OIMCT)

      Independent Association of Montreal Technical Communicators (IAMTC) / Association indépendante montréalaise des communicateurs techniques (AIMCT) **English acronym is already in use by International Association of Medical Technology Consultants**

      Montreal Association of Technical Communicators (MATC or MonAssTC) / Association communicateurs techniques de Montréal (ACTM ou AssCTMon) **I moved “Montreal” around in the French to make its alternate acronym sound interesting**

      Montreal Technical Communication Association (MTCA) / Association montréalaise de la communication technique (AMCT)

      Montreal Technical Communication Group (MTCG) / Groupe montréalaise de la communication technique (GMCT)

      Montreal Technical Communication Collective (MTCC) / Collectif montréalais de la communication technique (CMCT)

      Technical Communication Collective of Montreal (TCCM) / Collectif de la communication technique de Montréal (CCTM)

      Technical Communication Association of Montreal (TCAM) / Association de la communication technique de Montréal (ACTM)

      Montreal Association of Technical Writers, Editors, and Communicators (MATWEC) / Association montréalaise des rédacteurs, réviseurs, et communicateurs techniques (AMRRCT)

      Association of Montreal Region Technical Communication Professionals (AMRTCP) / Association des professionels de la communication technique du région de Montréal (APCTRM)

      Montreal Regional Association of Technical Communication Professionals (MRATCP) / Association régionale de Montréal des professionels de la communication technique (ARMPCT)

      Montreal Regional Association of Technical and Scientific Communication Professionals (MRATSCP) / Association régionale de Montréal des professionels de la communication technique et scientifique (ARMPCTS)

      Technical Communicators of Montreal and Region (TCMR) / Communicateurs techniques de Montréal et région (CTMR)

      Technical Communicators of Montreal and Environs (TCME) / Communicateurs techniques de Montréal et environs (CTME)

      Association of Montreal Region Technical Communicators (AMRTC) / Association des communicateurs techniques de la région de Montréal (ACTRM)

      Montreal Independent Alliance of Technical Communications (MIATC) / Alliance indépendante montréalaise de la communication technique (AIMCT)

      Montreal League of Extraordinary Technical Communicators (MLETC) / Ligue montréalaise de communicateurs techniques extraordinaires (LMCTE)

      Montreal Technical Communicators in Cahoots (MTCC) / Communicateurs technique de Montréal en connivence (CTMC) **”cahoots” doesn’t translate well**

      The Organization Formerly Known as STC-Montreal (TOFKASTCM) / L’Organisation anciennement connu sous STC-Montreal (LOACSSTCM)

      What Would a Montreal Technical Communicator Do? (WWMTCD) / Que ferait un communicateur technique montréalais? (QFCTM)

      ODD ACRONYMS; NUMERONYMS:

      CTMTC = Communicateurs Techniques de Montréal Technical Communicators **the acronym is a French-English palindrome, but is already in use by Chinese textile-machine company**

      MtlheartTC / MtlcoeurCT

      MonTCreal / MonCTréal

      YUL-TC / CT-YUL

      TC-YUL / CT-YUL

      514TC / 514CT

      MtlTC / CTMtl

      M6LTC / CTM6L

      MontrealT7lC11s / C12sT8sMontréal **obviously, this doesn’t work**

  6. Ev

    Thanks, Chris. Now we have a wide variety of options to ponder. My favourite from your list – Association régionale de Montréal des professionels de la communication technique et scientifique (ARMPCTS). Pronunciation, in both official languages, is ‘armpits’! 🙂

  7. Here’s an acronym that’s perfectly bilingual:

    ATCM — Association for Technical Communication in Montreal
    ATCM — Association pour technologie et communication de Montréal

    • Chris

      I ran it past my in-house translator, and she says the French not only means something different but is ambiguous about what we do.

  8. Not my “onions” – especially since I’m densely involved in STC at this time – but if you want to reach out to UX, CS and other similar fields, why not adopt something like “Content Workers” – “Travailleurs de Contenu”

  9. Michel Di Stefano

    Why not try to attract writers other than technical, our name should reflect a global approach, something like Business Communicators of Montréal.
    I’m working on the bilingual version.

  10. Saul Carliner

    Just getting caught up on this.

    I’d avoid Business Communicators of Montreal because (a) business communicator means something different than technical and professional communicators and (b) there’s already a chapter of the International Association of Business Communication here in Montreal.

    Some suggestions:

    TechniPro Montreal (Technical and Professional Communicators of Montreal / redacteurs technique et professionnelle de Montreal (I have no idea if this is even close to correct, though))

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