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Soft Skills of a Technical Writer

What soft skills should technical writers have when they start their career? Linguistic and technical understanding is important in our profession. So are the soft skills - just like in any other job. more ...

RDF is not XML – RDF serialization and iiRDS metadata

The world of technical writing loves XML. Its document type definitions are the foundation of structured authoring. XML and the underlying schemas structure the content of our information products. The benefits are twofold. Content is consistently structured and easy to read. Authors have an easier time writing the content. The structure provides guidelines for authoring. more ...

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 ...

Prize draw: The travelling parson mug #3

The parson mug collected bonus miles again! At first sight, you might not see where our adventurer travelled this time, but don’t worry. We’ll help you.

 Our question: What’s the name of building behind the parson mug?

Tasse auf Reisen parson 3Everyone else took a selfie; we took a picture of a mug. (Picture: Nico Glorius)

Doesn’t the parson-mug look splendid in front of this historical building? Heaven was never as close as in this moment.

Here are our three hints:

  • The building is located in a cosmopolitan city.
  • The building is surrounded by a wall that transmits sounds over large distances.
  • The building is part of the UNCESO World Heritage.

You know the answer? You also live in Germany?

Switch to German and win a parson-mug!

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