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Creating Documentation with Limited Resources: Weighing Up the Outsourcing Options

Outsourcing is a valuable tool for project managers with limited resources, under pressure to deliver a user manual, training guide, or datasheet. We outline two outsourcing options for delivering high-quality documentation and identify the scenarios with which they are best matched. Resourcing Challenges You have documentation requirements that you cannot fulfil with the resources currently […]

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Top Tips to Write Localisation-Friendly Source Content

High-quality documentation is not just essential for getting products ready to market and to increase sales, but also for reducing localisation costs. Localisation, the process of adapting your content to a specific market, starts with preparing the source content linguistically and functionally. To ensure global success, you must consider how the quality of your source […]

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The Future of Work: Tech Talk

This week, it@cork kicked off its 2017 Tech Talk series at the brand-new Republic of Work facility in Cork city. Republic of Work CEO DC Cahalane clearly took pride in showcasing his latest venture to the local business and tech community. The facility is a well-designed co-working space that offers a host of ancillary supports […]

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Technical Writers in the Development Cycle: Waterfall vs. Agile

Project team members’ grasp of the technical specifics underpinning a project management methodology can sometimes resemble a native speaker’s grasp of grammar. On the surface, it seems more than adequate, but don’t ask them to explain the present perfect continuous. Waterfall and agile (with its numerous variants, of which scrum is perhaps the most well-known) are […]

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The Art of Saying Less: Minimalism

Everyone is familiar with the information overload experience. Having spent your hard-earned cash on the latest product, perhaps a Smart TV, that promises to transform your life, you switch it on and are presented with a myriad of options, none of which you require. You open up the accompanying manual and groan audibly as you […]

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TWi Invited to User Assistance Conference

UA Europe is an annual conference for technical communicators that focuses on software user assistance and online help. It provides updates on the latest industry trends, technical developments, and best practices in software user assistance. This year, for the first time, the conference is being held in Ireland. User Assistance User assistance is another term […]

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TWi Presents at Tech Tuesday Event

it@cork is a leading not-for-profit independent business organisation that represents the interests of the IT industry in Ireland, and specifically Cork. Members include executives, multinational representatives, government leaders, public sector representatives, academics, entrepreneurs, and consultants. Through the it@cork network, they drive thought leadership, collaboration, and global strategic alliances. it@cork organises a number of events throughout the year, including […]

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