Technical Communication Poll: The Impact of Emerging Technology

One of the best job titles I ever encountered is that of "Visual Futurist," which I first saw in the credits of the movie 2010: The Year We Make Contact. Visualizing a future, with a whole array of products and technology, and bringing them to life sometimes seems like the technical communicator's ultimate dream. So what happens now that the future is here? Continue reading ...

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A Vision of 2013: Five Technical Communication Trends

Now that we see 2012 in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to reset the GPS to identify and track the technical communication trends that will shape what we do and how we do it in 2013. We've compiled this list--UX, mobile, responsive design, branding and globalization--through our experience, by noting trends on our email discussion group, and by monitoring the community at large. Continue reading ...

Technical Communications Poll: Biggest Translation Challenges

Translation and localization are among the hottest topics in technical communications at the moment, right? So how well does a phrase like “hottest topics” translate to other languages?  Can you translate for languages using non-Latin alphabets?  Will it fit the display if it reads right-to-left? For technical communicators facing their first translation project, and for […] Continue reading ...

Content Management Partnership between Vasont Systems, ForeignExchange Translations

Vasont Systems and ForeignExchange Translations have announced a joint technology partnership agreement to provide automated global content management for the healthcare industry. The alliance combines each company's expertise, in XML content management, globalization, and localization, to deliver complete multilingual content management solutions. Continue reading ...