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kothes is Ranked (for the first time) as one of the Largest Language Service Providers
Our Translation Team achieved a high-ranking in a Europe-wide comparison.
Back to the Future – an (Almost) Normal Day of Consulting
From the journal pages of an IT Consultant.
Bespoke Suit or off-the-rack Documentation?
How to create visually appealing and high-quality information products.
What do you need to consider when choosing a Language Service Provider?
It's not just a matter of trust.
Honoured as "Top Consultant"!
We've been honoured, after convincing with our competence in the medium-sized businesses category, in the TOP CONSULTANT competition.
Safe Medical Devices in all Languages
How to use an informational bridge to achieve conformity with MDR.
kothes Expands its Cooperation Network with Plusmeta GmbH
Create user and service information even smarter with artificial intelligence.
Top-up on new Ideas with us in the Virtual Expert Talk!
Our experts would be happy to advise you on all topics related to Smart Information.
Key Skill: being able to Lovingly "Chifle" (Quarrel) with Developers
Taken from everyday life in a UX Writing project.
Translation in Record Time for our Customer ATMOS MedizinTechnik
An urgently needed translation for medical devices was completed in just 48 hours.
Document Management within the Information Process
Optimise processes, obtain information and keep track of supplier documentation.
Fast Help, Despite the Distance
Providing necessary information within 24 hours during these unusual times.
Translating with a Relay Language
How to prevent translation costs from spiralling out of control when changing your company’s language.
A Day in the Life of a Translation Project Manager at kothes
With skill and an overall view from above the maze of Translation Management.
Recertification in Accordance with ISO 17100
Certified Translations for the fields of Technology, Software, Automotive, Medical Technology and Marketing.
Individual Development vs. Standard
What is the best solution for your Technical Editorial department?
Information for the Marketplace
Technical documentation as part of digital platform-based business models.
Network Your Information – How Should You Create Knowledge Networks? (3/3)
Building semantic networks can get as complex as you want. But this doesn't have to be the case if the goal is clearly defined.
Network Your Information – Where Knowledge Networks Really Help (2/3)
Semantic networks and their potential for user and service information.
From the Life of an IT Consultant
... or why it makes sense to be (virtually) on site regularly in the kothes IT Consulting department.
CONSULT – CREATE – TRANSLATE – PROVIDE
Build up semantic networks with us at the 2019 tekom annual conference.
The DIN Spec 33453 – the way to the Digital Service System
... does this also apply to the Technical Editorial department?
Connect Your Information – True Knowledge Should Be Connected! (1/3)
What are ontologies or semantic networks and who do they benefit?
From the Content Strategy to the Business Case
Which revenue types do your information channels generate?
DREAM. TEAM. PERFORMANCE.
Oliver Giaffreda, Team Leader Marketing Services at STOBAG AG, on his collaboration with kothes.
ERP Connector for Content Management Systems
A Smart Solution for the Automation of Technical Documentation
The IEC/IEEE 82079-1:2019 Documentation Standard
Is there added value for everyday technical editorial work?
kothes translations at memoQfest 2019
Over the course of three conference days, translation service providers, translators and the translation industry's best minds gathered for the memoQfest in Budapest.
The Interface between a Content Management System and SAP
Project Report: The COSIMA go! connection at Aerzener Maschinenfabrik GmbH.
Smart Information for the Financial Industry
Methods from technical documentation can also be applied in the service sector.
Believers-in-Technology of all Nations, Unite!
Three criteria that make digital information concepts shine.
What does Digitisation mean within Technical Documentation?
The view of a millennial on the new information management.
Usability as a Holistic Product Feature
What a Usability Test can do for your Technical Documentation.
kothes expands to Austria
With the founding of kothes Österreich GmbH, we strengthen our commitment to the Alpine Republic.
"Augmented Documentation" in Practice
Our article in the current Springer Reference Book on Digital Services.
"It all depends on the mindset! Design Thinking for industry-related services, whether analog or digital"
Specialist Article by kothes Innovation Manager Christopher Rechtien appears in "HMD Praxis".
Localise GUI and User Information in Perfect Harmony
Three scenarios for the translation of Graphical User Interfaces.
tekom Annual Conference — Review
As our "Agent Smarty" voice assistant would say, "Thank you so much for the friendly conversation."
What is actually smart about information?
Lars Kothes describes why we are no longer called "Technical Communication".
High-quality technical illustrations enhance your product
How a good illustration can influence the buying process.
User information for the operation of offshore Wind Farms
What connects a flexible maintenance concept with home-baked apple pie.
VDMA Industry Leader – Added Value by Software
A new edition of the VDMA Industry Leader is available.
User-centric informational concepts
Why the trend towards customisation should not end before the information process.
Smart Information – What is meant by that?
kothes was there: DigiVation Conference and the 21st Aachen Service Forum.
Smart glasses, data glasses and other devices – how things are now
What works? What may work in future?
Terminology is not just relevant to translation
Why it is important to speak ONE language when creating documentation.
kothes Think Tank 2018
kothes uses “design thinking” as a tool to initiate new solution-oriented thought processes.
An easy way to deal with peak loads
How service providers can help resolve bottlenecks in technical editing.
Pressure from 3D printers
How technical documentation can keep up with the accelerated pace of development departments.
Keep it simple! – even during the kick-off
Structure technical writing projects well from the very beginning.
Design thinking: a tool for innovative ideas
How to break with old routines and develop new, innovative solutions, even in the field of services.
Sheldon Cooper flies over the jungle
An external perspective makes it easier to create informational products with a scientific basis.
Usability tests for the Augmented Reality App
Students at Flensburg University of Applied Sciences helped us to optimise the app and its contents.
Drinking water is essential
By buying drinking bottles for its employees, kothes is supporting the Join the Pipe, a Dutch non-profit organisation.
Is there such a thing as legally-reliable technical documentation?
A realistic assessment from the working life of a project manager.
kothes – an award-winning company
kothes has once again won the "family-friendly firm" award in the Viersen district.
Do it yourself: Quality assurance in the editorial department
It does not take long to perform your own initial simple quality assessment with the help of a checklist.
“If it’s not right, we’ll make it fit ...”
How our customers are using sophisticated training concepts to combat the current skills shortage.
Machinery Directive guide updated
Brief overview of the new version of Machinery Directive “2006/42/EC”.
Product information – who is the master of the house?
As a manufacturer you can take back control over your information.
XML structure as a point of contention
Peter Ritthoff asks himself: “Do we even need such a ‘super-standard’?”
How content delivery can change the world
Digital, fast, user-centric and to the point: Lars Kothes on the advantages and opportunities of content delivery portals.
What is an informational product?
A trendy word or a sign of fundamental change in the industry? Georg Beckers, Head of Production, attempts to provide an answer.
My first week with kothes
Student trainee Heiner Ahrens talks about his early experiences in the world of technical documentation.