This article aims to draw attention to the increasing importance of technical writers/information managers and highlights the features of these job descriptions. In addition, it offers an overview of possible developments and recommended qualifications. Use the comments to let the community know which certifications you think are important for a technical writer or information manager.
Why Your Role of Technical Writer is Becoming Increasingly Important – Global Trends & Developments in Germany
Nobody would have expected this development if technical writers had been asked 10 years ago: The job description has undergone far-reaching changes and has grown in importance across all industry sectors. Find out what current trends look like and why you are becoming more and more important as a technical writer.
What do you know about chatbots? Do you know how old the oldest chatbot is? Did you know that it was programmed between 1964 and 1966? And do chatbots speak foreign languages? Check out this exciting, easy-to-read and refreshingly clear overview of the multifunctional assistants of the digital world.
Are you an author of technical texts? I’ve been writing boring technical documents for nine years, most of which I’m sure hardly anybody reads. That time’s behind me, though: I write stories now.
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.
Alper Zafer Güneş
I´m a PhD student at the Istanbul 29 Mayis University and gives us insights into his research titled “Factoring in Culture in Technical Communication”. Güneş gives the guidelines of an exercise he prepared for a 3-hour coursework for undergraduate students.
If a child grows up with Augmented Reality (AR) all around, what notion will that child have about what is “real”?
In a world where fake news abounds, and is easy to produce, what can we do to know which news sources we can trust?
Information specialists have a potentially important role in developing how society responds to these questions, and how we educate ourselves to live well amongst them …
Today we look at the south, more specifically at the Istanbul 29 Mayis University, which is located in the largest city of Turkey: Istanbul. Işın Öner has worked there for several years as a professor in the translation department and will explain us why technical communication is one of the basic courses in translation studies there.
In this article we define ‘Core Competencies’ and explain them in an infographic. Also we answer the question: How do we develop Core Competencies?
What do you think about reviews when you are submitting documentation changes in a code repository? How do you maintain quality and think about levels of editing while working on documentation in a code repository? Here are some ideas…