September 2014

September 2014 | By Zhijun Gao, Jingsong Yu and Menno de Jong 

Establishing technical communication as a professional discipline

Although technology plays a major role in Chinese business and everyday life, the field of technical communication is still largely unknown within Chinese industry and academia. Since the 1990s, attempts have been made to establish technical communication courses and programs in Chinese universities. In this article, we will describe the recent developments at Peking University.read more...

September 2014 | By Emma Lilin 

Huawei case study: Solving worldwide communication challenges

I am one of the 1,000-plus technical writers at Huawei, a leading ICT provider with facilities in over 170 countries and regions. With such a huge presence, Huawei has to address global challenges when it comes to technical communication.read more...

September 2014 | By Britta Goers 

Achieving visibility for technical communication

“Do well and talk about it” is how public relations work. But what must technical writers do so that their services are talked about and their work is recognized? And what are the tasks of the head of documentation?read more...

September 2014 | By Oliver Friese 

Preparing yourself for your first business trip to China

Your ticket has been booked and you are ready for your first journey to the Far East. Here are some tips that will help you avoid major pitfalls and get the most from your Chinese adventure.read more...

August 2014 | By Markus Nickl 

Learning without an agenda

Training has long since become more than just face-to-face instructions. Today, we can’t imagine living without online learning platforms, where learning is possible at any time, at your own pace and in an interactive environment. What other learning trends have taken hold? And how can technical writers benefit from them?read more...

August 2014 | By Leah Guren 

Six ways to improve your TC career

Feeling as if you’ve reached a deadlock in your career? Don’t leave your future to its fate – it is all in your hands! Here are some tips that will give your career a boost and a surge of new energy.read more...

August 2014 | By Susan Grimmette 

Clear abbreviations and symbols

Technical writing requires a balance between brevity and clarity. Here are some short, simple ways to fix the meaning of confusing or ambiguous terms. read more...