Zoom me Koblenz
The motto for the spring conference of the association of technical writers (tekom), which filled the Rhein-Mosel-Halle in Koblenz from 19-22 April 2018, was ‘Standards in the age of digital transformation’. With her outstanding keynote address on ‘Disrupting law through digitalization’, best-selling author Yvonne Hofstetter enthused the auditorium while also provoking opposition. The forthcoming second edition of the IEC 820791 ‘Preparation of instructions for use’ was also discussed in relation to ISO 20607 ‘Safety of machinery’. Within the sector, there is widespread agreement that Industry 4.0 is radically transforming both processes and the importance of technical documentation. Read more here.
Once again, we were able to address the gathering on the theme of ‘Professional language’. Our presentation ‘Lost in Translation? Headings, list elements and GUI labels‘ was very well attended and aroused the interest of many participants. Wording patterns for all kinds of websites were discussed as part of the presentation, and guidelines were explained on the basis of text function. By the way, ‘Zoom me’ merely refers to image enlargement. More information can be found here.