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At tekom, we will keep going – digitally!

No industry has been spared from the ramifications of the COVID-19 outbreak. As a result of these events, tekom will become a purely digital association until further notice.

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Technical Communication and Technical Translation - Two Sides of the Same Coin?

They are all working towards the same goal: technical writers and technical translators want to bring information on a technical product to the market for users. Their tasks are different and so is their technical background – but aren't they just two sides of the same coin? The aim of the Translating Europe Workshop, which took place on December 3 in Brussels, was to discuss this and draw up an action plan for cooperation and better training. Representatives from academic teaching in translation, the translation industry and technical communication met to focus on the new challenges facing technical translation.

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tekom Europe announces its newly elected delegates

In November, the European members elected their delegates for the country organizations. All together, tekom Europe has 11 country organizations. In total, we received 21 candidate applications for 10 country organizations and for the position of one common delegate for all members in countries where no country organization has been founded yet.

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tcworld conference 2019 in Stuttgart: Experts share their knowledge in technical communication with around 4,550 inquisitive visitors

From terminology and mobile documentation to software documentation and standards, there was relevant and applicable knowledge for almost every topic area of technical communication for the participants in our international community. In addition, Arena UX took place for the first time.

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The New ISO 20607 Is Now Available

Even during its creation, since 2016, the standard project ISO 20607 caused something of a stir. On June 6, 2019, the standard was published by ISO.

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First tekom Europe Event in the Czech Republic

The first tekom Europe event in the Czech Republic will take place on October 9, 2019. It will be held in collaboration with Meet Central Europe, a translation industry conference aimed at vendor managers.

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The New IEC/IEEE 82079-1 Ed. 2 Is now Available for Purchase

A total of 5 years and 8 international meetings involving 3 major standardization organizations (ISO, IEC and IEEE) and 21 experts from a total of 9 countries were needed for the revision. The result is internationally recognized and can be called a success.

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Crossing Borders for Common Interests

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.

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Increase Your Profession’s Profile

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.

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A common misunderstanding “agile does not need documentation”

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.

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