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A new Flower in the bunch: Anne-Lynn

Armed with a postgraduate degree and a good dose of enthusiasm, Anne-Lynn Hollevoet recently stepped into her new role as technical writer at Flow. Today we will talk to her.

About her postgraduate degree in Computer-Assisted Language Mediation (CALM)

“The postgraduate CALM offered exactly what I was looking for: extra knowledge and expertise before I made the leap into the labor market,” says Anne-Lynn. “The training bridges the gap between language and communication-oriented training and the labor market, which is experiencing enormous technological progress.”

Between theory and practice

Anne-Lynn describes her education: “In the Technical Writing course I learned the foundations of structured writing and DITA. As a technical writer, knowledge of XML coding is certainly a plus, and of course we were also taught the translation process.” She emphasizes the added value of her internship at Daikin: “During my internship I was able to apply, expand and deepen the knowledge and skills acquired. I learned to write documentation in a CCMS, collaborate with subject matter experts and fully integrate into the business world.”

Preference for technical writing

“I hide my curiosity and critical eye from the outside world,” Anne-Lynn admits, “but as a technical writer I can fully utilize these qualities.” Anne-Lynn describes the job with infectious enthusiasm: “As a technical writer you can research a subject down to the bone and then pour that new knowledge into a text. After review you get a clear end product with which you help people move forward. What more could one wish for?”

The quick introductory round

Flow: Software or hardware documentation?

Anne-Lynn: “As a user, both. As a writer, software documentation. Then you see what you can do with the product.”

Flow: Internal or end-user documentation?

Anne-Lynn: “Both for reading and writing. As long as the documentation helps people, I am satisfied.”

Flow: Agile or waterfall development?

Anne-Lynn: “I adapt to the customer and hopefully there are as few problems as possible along the way.”

Flow: Time travel to the past or to the future?

Anne-Lynn: “Time travel to the future. I would like to see the technological and medical developments of the future. I am also curious about what language changes Dutch will undergo.”

A glimpse of the future

As the conversation comes to an end, Anne-Lynn shares this: "I look forward to the future with a lot of curiosity. Due to recent AI developments, the future of technical writing seems very close."

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