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TCTrainNet is a new international training program for technical communication (TC) that includes

  • acknowledged international tekom certifications for technical communicators on various levels,
  • online training for technical communication via the TCTraining Platform and
  • a cooperation between TCTraining Partners and TCCertification Partners via the TCPartnersNet.

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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 more...
October 2018 | Text by Daniela Staub 

Meeting the demand for academic training for technical writers

The profession of technical writers is a comparatively young one. It came into life in the 1960s, driven by an increasing technification and the mass production of modern products. Since the 1990s, study programs in technical communication are being offered. read more...
June 2018 | Text by Silvia Doehnert 

Back to Uni with TCLoc - an insider report

After working in translation and localization for many years, Silvia Doehnert decided to hit the school bench once again. She completed the TCLoc Master's Program at the University of Strasbourg as well as the tekom certificate. Here is her more...
January 2018 | By Daniela Straub 

The technical communicator: sought internationally – but little-known

What does a compliance manager do? And how much are technical communicators paid? In the outside world, not much is known about tc and its many occupational profiles. But this is set to change, with tekom and its many volunteers embarking on numerous activities to change the awareness of this prosperous professional more...
April 2017 | By Monika Engelke 

TCTrainNet adds training unit on Simplified Technical English

As a technical writer, your main task is to transfer technical information to users in a clear way to help prevent user errors. In global organizations, a large amount of user information is written in English, with STE (Simplified Technical English) playing an important role as an international standard. Professional technical writers have a lot to gain by using this standard to communicate more...
May 2015

New module supplements TCTrainNet Program

With the new module "Rule-Based Writing – English for Non-Native Writers", TCTrainNet is expanding the spectrum of topics in its English-language qualification and certification concept for technical communicators. read more...
May 2015 | By Dave Gardiner 

tekom technical communication training and certification - an insider report

Dave Gardiner shares his experiences studying for certification through one of the most prominent technical communication training more...