Technical Authoring

    • technische kommunikation 3/2005

      Markus Nickl: Pitfalls in German Punctuation Usage

      Correct use of punctuation is generally considered to be the special domain of pettifoggers, stickler for rules and chronic smart alecks. Unlike any  [...]

    • technische kommunikation 2/2005

      Markus Nickl: “Can I Say You To You?!”

      What an embarrassing situation! Two colleagues meet after a long time at an event, and one of them simply cannot remember what form of address he had  [...]

    • technische kommunikation 2/2005

      Rachel Herwartz: “Home-Spun” Terminology

      Many decision makers see company-wide terminology management using commercial tools as an exercise starting from scratch and associated with enormous  [...]

    • Tagungsband 2004 PP 14/2004

      Rolf Kamphaus und Daniela Dettmann: Terminology Work Beyond Theory

      Terminology is the foundation of any technical language. The more comprehensible and consistent it is constructed and used, the more unambiguous is  [...]

    • Tagungsband 2004 FP 58/2004

      Ursula Fähndrich: Terminology Support in Translation Projects

      Terminology work usually serves a larger purpose, such as a more efficient communication between business partners, a uniform corporate image,  [...]

    • Tagungsband 2005 PP 16/2004

      Sybille Horend und Stefan Geißler: Automatic Editing of Terminology Data in Project DAiSY at DaimlerChrysler

      Every Technical Editor has had to deal, at one point or the other during his work, with the question of an appropriate term or the search for it. Also  [...]

    • Tagungsband 2004 WS 7/2004

      Barbara Soukup: On the Art of Getting Noticed

      We are all well aware of the glossy magazines with displays on both pages, in which bored-looking models look at the camera and try to charge us up  [...]

    • Tagungsband 2004 FV 11/2004

      Stephan Greisinger: What Users (Ought to) Know

      Technical products in the domain of investment products are often just a means to an end - means that are employed by the users to perform highly  [...]

    • Tagungsband 2004 FV 10/2004

      Martin Koldau: Relieving Sentences of their Ballast

      Anyone who has to read through technical documentation wants to have it short and to the point. Those writing it or proofreading it should therefore  [...]

    • Tagungsband 2004 FP 63/2004

      Ursula Reuther: Technical Linguistic Support in the Documentation Process - Who Stands to Benefit from it?

      Many technical linguistic applications, capable of supporting authors, reviewers, editors and terminologists in their work, are available today in the  [...]

    • technische kommunikation FP 57/2004

      Jasmin Franz und Franz Weber: One Terminology Database = Three Applications

      The highly individual character of technical writing in companies apart, it might be safely assumed that the work processes of creation, authoring,  [...]

    • technische kommunikation FP 56/2004

      Felix Mayer: The New Terminology Databases - Online Instead of Offline

      Today, computer-aided terminology management can look back on a history of almost forty years. The first attempts began in the sixties of the last  [...]

    • 2004

      François Massion: Practical Ways to Your Own Corporate Terminology

      There is no need to be exclusive all the time. Those with no time, and a small or non-existent budget for terminology work need not necessarily do  [...]

    • Tagungsband 2004 FV 13/2004

      Martin Jung: Sloppiness or Modern Use of Language

      Technical writers reach all to gladly for the red pen to strike out errors – preferably in texts written by other colleagues in the profession. But  [...]

    • technische kommunikation 6/2004

      Markus Nickl: Technical word, Foreign word, Taboo word

      Technical words are believed to be a major hindrance to comprehensibility. Some of the negative examples like "You must only terminate the  [...]

    • Newsletter zur Jahrestagung 2/2004

      Matthew Ellison: Working with Cascading Style Sheets

      If you’re involved in developing HTML-based information, you should study Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)—the technology that enables you to apply  [...]

    • technische kommunikation 5/2004

      Markus Nickl: The Long and Short of it

      "Write short sentences" is what many a new entrant into the editorial profession gets to hear often from the seniors. Many still consider the sentence  [...]

    • 2004

      Ulrich Wachowius: Collaborative terminology work - technical communication without barriers

      The long-awaited breakthrough in seamless global cooperation in terminology appears to have advanced by one more decisive step, with the availability  [...]

    • technische kommunikation 3/2003

      Martin Jung: ... exclusively Italian red wine

      Technical writers write texts. User manuals and instructions, which use the spoken word as the medium, are somewhat rare. In written texts, however,  [...]

    • technische kommunikation 3/2003

      Anne Lehrndorfer: à la carte transactions

      Procedures and descriptions of actions determine our life. Our sense of procedures and transactions develops from the infant stages, right through  [...]