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    • March 19, 2019

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      News from tekom Belgium and tekom North Rhine Regional Group

      Crossing Borders for Common Interests

      Susanna Akdut

      In the afternoon of Friday, May 3, 2019, the fourth Cross-Border Country Organization Event will take place in Liège, Belgium. First, let us talk about the formula. [...]

    • March 11, 2019

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      The Value of Technical Writers

      Increase Your Profession’s Profile

      Yvonne Cleary, Daniela Straub

      Throughout the world, wherever technical products are manufactured, a need exists for accompanying product information: technical documentation. There is, therefore, a commensurate need for professional employees to develop product information. [...]

    • January 24, 2019

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      Edition 2 of ISO / IEC /IEEE 26515 Published

      A common misunderstanding “agile does not need documentation”

      Alessandro Stazi, Andrea Gocke and Sissi Closs

      In December 2018, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published a new version of the standard: ISO/IEC/IEEE 26515:2018 Systems and software engineering − Developing information for users in an agile environment. Not only the title of the standard was changed. Read more about the scope of the second edition and how it can help you in your daily work. [...]

    • January 17, 2019

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      What is the superpower of Technical Writers?

      Ingrid Teutsch

      We wanted to know more about technical writers and how they see themselves in their jobs. So we decided to start a raffle where technical writers could share with us their superpower. [...]

    • January 17, 2019

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      Edition 2 of IEC/IEEE 82079-1 in the Home Stretch

      Final Draft of the Standard Now Available

      Claudia Klumpp

      IEC/IEEE 82079-1 is the most important standard for the creation of all types of information for use - from a can of paint to very complex products such as large industrial machinery. The second edition of the standard is presented in a much clearer form and also contains numerous important innovations. Since December 21, 2018, the final draft has been circulating for the very last international ballot. [...]

    • December 19, 2018

      Anke Neytchev: The Association’s Activities 2018 in a Nutshell

      2018 was an eventful year for tekom Europe. Important projects were started or successfully completed. We are approaching the number of 1,000 members  [...]

    • November 26, 2018

      University of Strasbourg Meets the TCTrainNet Team

      On November 15, 2018 the TCTrainNet team met the participants of this year's Master’s course in Technical Communication and Localization (TCLoc) at  [...]

    • November 27, 2018

      A Preview of European Events in 2019

      Have you added next year’s European conferences to your calendar? Not yet? Then we would like to give you an overview of upcoming events in 2019.  [...]

    • November 22, 2019

      Kiriaki Kampouridou: Current and Future Expertise in Technical Communication for 4,600 Participants

      Future technologies have already changed numerous fields of work in technical communication. The most important developments were captured and packed  [...]

    • October 10, 2018

      Desislava Mihaylova: In 2018, tekom Bulgaria is on the road again across Bulgaria heading for the town of Shumen!

      The Roadshow is an initiative for popularizing the professional field of technical communication in the country. In a series of public and free from  [...]

    • September 09, 2018

      Help Promote the Profession of Technical Communicators and Participate

      We are launching a career marketing initiative to promote the profession of technical communicator, especially for (future) students and career  [...]

    • August 27, 2018

      Joyce Karreman: Technical Communication Day at the University of Twente in the Netherlands

      On the 4th of July, about 70 people came together at the University of Twente in the Netherlands to exchange knowledge about recent developments in  [...]

    • August 14, 2018

      Anke Neytchev: Newsletter tekom Europe

      tekom Europe is growing and so is the number of activities of the association and its various country organizations. We will soon feed you with the  [...]

    • July 25, 2018

      Claudia Klumpp: An Important Milestone in the Revision of the Standard IEC/IEEE 82079-1 Has Been Achieved

      The standard IEC 82079-1 has been the most important standard for technical communicators and all those working in the field of technical  [...]

    • June 06, 2018

      Julia Müller: 21st Century Skills for Technical Communication

      The sixth European Academic Colloquium (EAC) took place on April 26-27 at the University of Limerick in Ireland. For the third time, the Colloquium  [...]

    • June 04, 2018

      Julia Müller: New developments in practice and research

      A “Technical Communication Day” will be organised at the University of Twente in the Netherlands on the 4th of July. [...]

    • May 15, 2018

      Yvonne Gasser, Michael Valent, Zsuzsánna Gábor: Documenting comprehensibly – professionals’ skill!

      More than 50 people gathered at the WIFI Tirol in Innsbruck (Austria) to learn about strategies that help creating comprehensible texts. Three  [...]

    • April 24, 2018

      Helena Maier: How Can I Make My Information More Intelligent Today?

      To answer this question, professionals in technical communication met last week on April 11-12 at the COMTecnica conference in Bologna, Italy. In two  [...]

    • April 15, 2018

      Anke Neytchev: WANTED: Technical Articles for the tekom Europe Year Book 2018

      Technical writing is your job, but do you also like writing about technical communication? Then this is your chance to get your ideas, insights,  [...]

    • March 13, 2018

      Daniela Straub : How the New "International Europe Advisory Board for Professional Development and Training" Started Its Work

      The German Advisory Board for Education and Training is a very important institution for the profession of technical communicator in Germany. In order  [...]