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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 ...

Techcomm experts reveal their three most favorite writing tools

Sabine Stoye, technical communicator at parson, recently participated in an exciting survey. Ferry Vermeulen's one and only question was: If you could use just three technical writing tools in your company, which ones should you use?

Ferry Vermeulen (INSTRKTIV) asked 70 Techcomm experts. The list of names is impressive and looks like the Who's Who in technical communication. The top ten tools are at the end of the article. DITA (if you include oXygen) ranks second, which pleases us a lot.

http://instrktiv.com/en/technical-writing-tools/

What are your three favorite writing tools?

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