To use features, you have to find them. But how do users think and search? How can you design (new) features so that he finds them? With contrast for example! Why and how this works, you can read here.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Interview with Yordan Georgiev
In our series, people from different age and professional groups introduce us to their IT jobs. Beginners, students or people with quite long working experience share their motivation and recommendations, confirming prejudices or invalidating them.
Today, we talked with Yordan Georgiev from Bulgaria who works as a Senior Technical Writer at VMware. We are curios to know, what makes him love his job …