“Localization” vs “Localisation” – Does Spelling Really Matter?

The most widely spoken language in Ireland is Hiberno-English, which uses the same spelling conventions as UK English. It might be reasonable to expect that the spelling “localisation” (with an “s”) is common here, but that’s not really the case. This blog explores the reasons why. TWi is an Irish technical writing company that offers […]

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The Changing Face of Software Localisation

Does localisation matter? In a global market dominated by the English language, are specialist translation services like software localisation, website translation, and transcreation still relevant? The evidence shows that they are. Over 20% of the world’s population are native English speakers – that’s nearly 380 million people. Many millions more speak English as a second […]

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Writing Release Notes: Five Top Tips

Release notes are a vital component of any update of software and apps. They let the reader know what has happened since the last release, for example, what bugs have been fixed and if there have been any new features added. Release notes can be written for both internal and external audiences. This can affect […]

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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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