Let’s Talk Technical Writing Webinar

In May 2020 TWi hosted a webinar on all things Technical Writing. Toni Ressaire, an international technical communications thought leader was interviewed by Oonagh Montague, TWi’s Training Manager. They looked at questions like, ‘What is technical writing?’, ‘How did you become a technical writer?’ and, ‘Can anyone learn to do it?’ This informal webinar was […]

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Volunteer Technical Writers Fight COVID-19 Writing Documentation for Medical Devices

The COVID-19 global health crisis has created an unprecedented demand for medical devices and personal protective equipment (PPE) for front-line healthcare workers, as well as a need for a massive dissemination of health and research-related information. Technical writers have volunteered time and expertise to fight COVID-19 by responding to the need for information. In an […]

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TWi’s Zoom Quiz for Cork Simon and Pieta House

When we look back at these uncertain COVID-19 times, there are many things we will remember. The wearing of masks, the importance of R numbers, the meaning of exponential growth, and the benefits or otherwise of hydroxychloroquine have all become part of the national conversation. But another more benign feature of the lockdown has been […]

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TWi Welcomes Toni Ressaire

TWi is delighted to announce that Toni Ressaire has joined our leadership team. Toni brings a wealth of experience to the role of Project Director. TWi has grown over the past few years and is now working with some of the world’s leading software and life sciences companies, supporting them to achieve their goals through […]

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Telecommuting Part 6: Ergonomic Essentials for Remote Working

Housemaid’s knee, gamekeeper’s thumb, tennis elbow, and farmer’s tan – most industrial and manufacturing activities throughout the ages have had their own occupational risks and overuse syndromes. As technical writers, we use screens for hours on end, whether in the office or while telecommuting. An ergonomically sound work environment maximises employee comfort while minimising the […]

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Telecommuting Part 3: The Best Remote Learning Resources

In 1959, then-senator John F. Kennedy introduced a new trope to the western world when he famously evoked the Chinese word wēijī – “crisis”. It’s composed of two elements, said the future president: danger (危 – wēi) and opportunity (机 – jī). Kennedy wasn’t quite accurate in his translation, but his view of the potential […]

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Telecommuting Part 2: Remote Working Policies and Infrastructure

Telecommuting, or working from home, has been a fundamental part of working in TWi since day one. In the near 10 years since the company was founded, we have developed a solid and sustainable telecommuting culture. Underpinning this culture are policies and procedures that have been developed through experience and with a clear information technology […]

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