Marion Knebel

Senior Technical Communicator

Marion Knebel is a senior Technical Writer, Consultant, and Trainer at parson AG Berlin, Germany, since 2013. Her focus is on technical writing for IT and software documentation, project management, agile documentation, technical writing training, and development of XML-based documentation environments.

Latest articles by Marion Knebel

Publish DITA content at the click of a button: the DITA Open Toolkit

by Marion Knebel , Fabian Klopfer on December 07, 2023

Do you write and publish technical documentation in DITA-XML? It sounds easy: At the click of a button, an XML authoring tool or a web application magically creates a PDF, HTML documentation or WebHelp. But is it really that simple? What happens under the hood? And what if you want to customize the output formats? The answer is the DITA Open Toolkit (DITA OT). more...

Can documentation be agile? A field report

by Marion Knebel on January 29, 2016

In software development, the keyword agile is at least as popular as DITA in technical writing. This is no surprise. Both agile and DITA focus on modularization and the requirements of the users. In this article, we discuss how agile documentation works in practice, recommend tools that support the agile processes and point out the challenges for technical writers. more...