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Vocational Training for Technical Communicators. How Does it Work?

Anja Schiel, trainee, and Ulrike Parson, CEO of parson AG, offer their insights into the vocational training for technical communicators. more ...

Make Technical Documentation Intelligent - From Content Management to Content Delivery

In this article, Martin Kreutzer and Ulrike Parson describe how you fill content-delivery portals with intelligent information so that users quickly get the right answers to their questions. more ...

parson's mentoring program

You sent the job application and the interview went well. Now comes your first day at work. Everything is strange: colleagues whose names you immediately forget, business processes, the ERP system. Even the coffee machine doesn't work right away. And where was that meeting room again? more ...

A year in London. I am not just missing my sock

May I present Parsons Green in London? I think it's a perfect name for a London parson branch. That branch is not planned yet, but a bit of parson is actually in London at the moment. Me. more ...

Recommend+To? A Clear Recommendation

In technical documentation, we avoid recommendations. They rarely help the reader: The producer recommends ultra-light power cells. Why? What happens if I use others? more ...

Requirements on a Terminology Management System

Almost all organizations develop their own terminology. Using terminology consistently prevents misunderstandings and simplifies communication, marketing, and documentation. It also convinces the customer and strengthens the organization's market position. After all, it is the market leader who determines which terms competitors use.

For managing comprehensive terminology, organizations employ terminology management systems. Yet, choosing a system can be difficult. There are quite a number of software solutions available. They all come with different features and in different price categories. Ann-Cathrin Mackenthun, technical writer and terminology expert at parson communication, has done some research. In her knowledge base article, she outlines important factors that an organization should consider before introducing a terminology management system.

 

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