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How to become a technical writer – Confessions of a former translator

A former translator, I worked the first seven years of my professional life in the translation industry, in various positions. While I learned a lot from this experience, it also left me, as a writer, frustrated. Translators are chained to their source text and writing the words of others in another language, usually focusing on what their clients want. more ...

tekom impressions part 2: API documentation and the VUKA world

Daniela Herbold and Ulrike Parson write about better API documentation and solutions for innovative human resources management. more ...

Impressions from tcworld 2017

Part 1: Improvisation, fluff hunt, and videos for technical documentation. more ...

My first time at tekom

I got back from Stuttgart last night and it is safe to say that after three days of action-packed presentations, writing an article is not in the realm of possibilities right now as I try to connect one synapse with another. more ...

The parson mug prize draw #4. Congratulations to the winners

In which city was the parson mug photographed, we asked at the beginning of September. more ...

"UA Europe" Impressions #2

Last Friday was my turn. I gave a talk about technical documentation in agile software development projects.

Agile methods are established by now. Most people in the audience already worked with them. So I skipped the theoretical part and went over to the woes of documentation in agile projects, for instance, the time pressure due to the many meetings. Often, a technical writer is not assigned to only one scrum team but to three or four. An interesting exchange with colleagues and a superb conference.

More information about UA Europe: http://www.uaconference.eu

 

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