February 2019

February 2019 | Text by Ursula Reuther and Paul Schmidt 

Artificial Intelligence in technical communication

Artificial Intelligence is penetrating into more and more areas of our everyday work life. It is supposed to facilitate many tasks and even completely replace some. But what exactly is Artificial Intelligence and when does it come into play? A standpoint.read more...

February 2019 | Text by Mathias Maul 

Fertilizing wallflowers

Technical communicators would like to be visible within their company. However, like other departments, TC is stuck in compartmentalization. Overcoming it is no easy task – at least not until now. read more...

January 2019 | Text by Yasmin Steiert 

Facing Artificial Intelligence as a small language service provider

The rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is threatening many freelance translators and small language service providers (LSPs). But worrying about declining prices is no solution. What is needed is a collective approach to protect small businesses and to use AI to secure their existence. read more...

January 2019 | Text by Anne Tarnoruder 

Standardizing API documentation

The market for application programming interfaces (API) is growing rapidly and software vendors are expanding their offerings of development platforms, tools and APIs. Professional API documentation plays a key role in the adoption of these offerings. The recently published book Standards and Guidelines for API Documentation by Anne Tarnoruder is a valuable source for both technical writers and...read more...

January 2019 | By Dr. Daniela Straub 

Technical communication across Europe

In our highly developed world, technical communication is a necessity: Wherever technical products are manufactured, there is a need for product information. A new report shows that the predominating industrial sectors and the type of technical documentation that is required vary from country to country. So do the people who are responsible for creating product information.read more...