They’re letting the speechwriter pick her title, and she’s stumped
December 17, 2009
On a freelance basis, a VSOTD correspondent has been writing speeches and other materials at a university. Now she’s coming on board full time, and they’re asking her to come up with the job title.
She asks me—and I ask you: “What’s a good-sounding title for someone who provides editorial assistance (including speeches) to the chief executive. Not too pompous? I don’t want to be Speechwriter—too narrow. Nor editor, writer, editorial assistant.”
“Special Assistant” is the conventional title for this, but alas “I hate that—too dry.”