Starting a new profession, which many people dream of, often ends with the question: What can I do? How would I get a new job? How do I become qualified? Technical communication attracts many career changers, some with different backgrounds such as engineering or linguistics, translation, or information technology, who already have professional experience or even a degree. One of them who changed course to find happiness – and actually found it – reports.
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To be perfectly honest, doesn’t every manufacturer secretly dream of a connected factory – a Smart Factory? Perfectly optimized processes, components networked via the Internet of Things, fault diagnosis and elimination via tablet… downright self-thinking? You know how it works – sometimes dreams come true…
After more than 4 years the time has finally come – the revision of IEC 82079-1 has been completed. A large international standardization project involving tekom is coming to an end. As a member of the international working group and later as its convenor, I can really claim to have been there …
Are you also “iiRDS ready”? In an interview, Andreas Klüter shares his views on his participation in iiRDS and gives an exciting outlook on the changes that the standard may soon bring with it.
In the second part of our blog series “Five Questions to…” Dr. Matthias Gutknecht is our conversation partner and reveals what drives him to cooperate on iiRDS.
In this first interview of our new and exciting blog series “Five Questions for…” Christian Geiger, member of the iiRDS Consortium, talks about his motivation, his hopes and visions for iiRDS.
Thinking back over the last couple of years, digital transformation is on everyone’s lips, and it doesn’t stop at the world of technical communication. The statement that nowadays everything is smart affects technical communication on three levels: There are smart products and smart services on the one hand, which on the other hand, come along with smart users as well as smart production.
Technical communication (TC) as a professional opportunity is not a new notion in the IT field. Technical writers have been part of the hardware and software development process for decades. Today, we take a closer look at Bulgaria. How did the community start there, and what has been achieved so far by its members?
Whether you produce social media clips or explainer videos – you can always enhance your viewer’s experience with greatly designed graphics and professionally mixed audio. Here are some helpful tips to pimp up your social media video clips.
It is the responsibility of technical writers to not only produce exemplary minimalistic pieces of text, but to also foster quality localization. I am now eager to recommend to novice fellow writers my top 6 rules for translation facilitation:
In software development, the keyword agile is at least as popular as DITA in technical writing. This is no surprise. Both agile and DITA focus on modularization and the requirements of the users. In this article, we discuss how agile documentation works in practice, recommend tools that support the agile processes and point out the challenges for technical writers.
Interview with Cruce Saunders
Who haven´t heard about bots, AI and intelligent content the last 2 years?
But how big is the benefit when we make our content smarter? And how do we start? Content Engineer and Consultant Cruce Saunders says, that intelligent Content has the ability to deliver more than the investment you put into it.
That is a big chance. Let´s ask him, how we come closer to intelligent content.