October 2017

October 2017 | By Martin Jung and Caroline Poersch 

Virtual training delivers real benefits

Digitalization influences most aspects of our lives, including the way we learn. Technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR) bring entirely new perspectives. But is VR just about technical gimmicks? Or will it help to improve the acquisition of knowledge in the long term?read more...

October 2017 | Text by Saul Carliner 

Communicating with Canada, Europe’s newest trading partner

In the past year, Canada became Europe’s newest trading partner, a relationship sealed with the ratification of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). So who is this partner? And more importantly, how can technical communicators fashion materials for the Canadian market?read more...

October 2017 | By Monica Xie 

Technical communication gains ground at Chinese universities

The profession of technical communication is still in its infancy in China. But this is set to change as the demand for trained tc professionals is growing steadily. Fudan University in Shanghai recently introduced students to this promising sector. read more...

October 2017 | By Rahul Prabhakar 

How social media can be part of your set of tc skills

As social media continues to strongly influence consumer behavior, companies are looking to engage with influencers to help promote their brands through their populated networks. With their strong communication skills, professional tech writers might be well-suited to fill this role.read more...

September 2017 | By Michael Oettli 

Cleaning up and harmonizing your translation memory

Inconsistent, polluted translation memories? It might be time for a TM spring cleaning. Here is how you will achieve the best results. read more...

September 2017 | By Roland Meertens 

Natural language processing: Understanding human meaning

In only a few years, embeddings have changed the world of natural language processing. How far have we come in teaching an artificial brain to understand natural language?read more...

September 2017 | By Arle Lommel 

Neural machine translation offers significant advances with remaining challenges

No shift in machine translation technology has progressed quite as rapidly as the latest hype: neural machine translation. But is it really as promising as the reports make out?read more...