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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 ...

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 ...

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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