New Work in Technical Communication: Updating a Competence Framework for Technical Writers

Birgitta Meex, Joyce Karreman

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Abstract

The profession of technical communication is undergoing fundamental changes
due to automation, digitalization, and globalization. The working practices of technical writers have shifted considerably; communication, collaboration and knowledge sharing are highly relevant today. As a result, technical writers typically work in integrated agile teams. The content of technical writers’ work has changed as well, due to technological advances and a more prominent role of end users in the design process. These developments imply that technical
writers need to acquire more and different competencies than before. A recent competence framework for technical communication (TecCOMFrame) is evaluated, and suggestions are made for updating this framework.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-151
JournalSprache im Beruf
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022

Keywords

  • Technical communication
  • Technical writer
  • Competence framework
  • 2023 OA procedure

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