April 2019 | Text by Leah Guren 

Conferences: something for everyone

It is no secret: I am a big fan of conferences. I attended my first professional technical communication conference over 25 years ago and have been happily participating in them ever since. read more...

April 2019 | Text by Christian Lieske and Dr. Felix Sasaki 

Wikidata at work

Wikidata is a large-scale, non-profit knowledge base that anyone can edit and use. Applications that are intuitive to use and powerful interfaces for programmers make it a versatile tool for a large variety of usage scenarios – including knowledge discovery, content enrichment, terminology work, and translation.read more...

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...

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...

December 2018 | Text by Ulrike Parson 

Turning technical documentation into intelligent information

Developed by a group of highly experienced technical communicators, the Intelligent Information Request and Delivery Standard (iiRDS) is the new content delivery standard for technical documentation. It aims to provide machines and users with relevant, context-specific content. But how can your content become iiRDS content?read more...

November 2018 | Text by Leah Guren 

Is there a place for compassion in TC?

Data-driven business cases. Analytics. Standards. Methodologies. Certification. Open any TC-related magazine or journal and you will discover a strong focus on the business side of our industry.read more...

October 2018 | Text by Anton Bollen 

Do you know how videos are made?

Many technical communicators also need to create a video or two for their target groups. But it is especially beginners who get overwhelmed quickly with the planning, recording, editing and production of a video. Luckily, there are tips to make things easier.read more...