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The parson mug prize draw #7

Bye bye beautiful beaches, welcome to the city! Our mug explored one of the biggest cities in the world. 24 million people live here, and the name means city upon the sea. It also has the longest metro system (637 km). more ...

Working in self-organizing teams. Or: how we get rid of management

Today's world is VUCA : volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. Companies are facing complex challenges such as Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things. Those who do not respond fast, may be driven out of the market. more ...

Office Pets. Part II: Blacky and Felix

This is the second (and last) part of our blog series about office pets. This time, we present Blacky and Felix, two brothers. They are six years old, curious, and always hungry. more ...

Check if or check that? Or: Have you tried turning if off and on again?

How often do we read or write that we should check something? Example: "Check if the computer is connected to power." Clear message, no misunderstanding. But what if it says: "Check that the computer is connected to power." more ...

Ten questions for Ines Lasch, intern at parson

Ines Lasch just finished her vocational training as a technical writer and is doing an eight-week internship at parson. We asked her ten questions. more ...

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.

In her tekom blog article (in German), Jaqueline Probian presents five important soft skills for technical writers: Curiosity, communication skills, confidence, persuasiveness, and empathy.

Kommunikation SoftskillsCommunication skills. © strichfiguren.de | Fotolia.com

We agree with Jaqueline and would only add "patience". Patience is one of our strengths. Or at least we need to show it, for example, when we wait for feedback. However, as we know, patience is not a trait of the young. But it can (mostly) be acquired over time.

Can you think of any other soft skills? Please tell us in the comment field.

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