Ara Institute of Canterbury have been delivering online education to the technical communication industry since 1995. Throughout that time we have been proud to partner closely with TechCommNZ, many of whose members are our graduates. It is our pleasure to be associated with TechCommNZ and its conference through the provision of Gold Sponsorship.



Author-it Software was founded over 20 years ago with a mission to transform the creation of documentation by providing a better way for technical writers to effectively do their jobs. The result was a product built from the ground up based on the principles of topic-based writing, single-sourcing, and separating content from format. Today, Author-it is a world-leading provider of the only true all-in-one collaborative component authoring, content management, and publishing solution on one platform. We are proudly based in New Zealand and are honoured to be Gold Sponsors of this year's TechCommNZ Conference, as we value both our relationships with our fellow technical communicators, and the rare opportunity to connect with them face-to-face. See you in Tauranga!



Because words are important but they also have to look good.

I love to help people communicate their passionate messages visually. I'm experienced to consider font, placement, colour, and how that balances with the visual. This works hand in hand with plain language and communication.

It is my privilege to support this kaupapa.



Fraedom is sponsoring the 2019 TechCommNZ conference because of the value in supporting a high-profile technical communication event. Fraedom is a successful technology company, and an awesome place to work. Globally we employ 450 people, and 300 of those are in Auckland, our development centre. Of that 300, 9 of us are technical communicators. That’s a pretty big team!

Displaying our name and brand at the conference communicates Fraedom as a potential employer – and a quality employer. It also raises awareness of a company name that is still quite young. Formerly known as Spendvision, Fraedom was bought by Visa in 2018. We continue to grow through that investment and innovation.

We want technical communicators to know Fraedom supports their community and values their profession. The Fraedom office is in the heart of Auckland’s CBD. Some technical communicators already know it as the location of many TechCommNZ Auckland branch events. We hope the exposure we gain through our conference sponsorship enhances what people already know about us!

At the very least, our branded pens are really nice



MadCap Software was formed in 2005 by industry veterans with decades of experience in the technical communication and documentation industries, with the objective to develop great products backed with world-class technical support. Today, MadCap Software is a trusted resource for thousands of companies around the globe for single-source, multi-channel authoring and publishing solutions designed for technical communication, knowledge management and content development. From authoring, publishing and translation, to cloud-based project and content management, to contribution and review in the cloud, you can streamline content delivery and manage the entire content development lifecycle with MadCap Software. We’re thrilled to be involved with the TechCommNZ 2019 Conference, and look forward to connecting with everyone in Tauranga.



I hear so much bullshit about text and the written word today:

  • We don't need it anymore because everything's going digital
  • We're losing the purity of the language (English has never been pure, honey).
  • Everyone can write. 

Meehh! WRONG. But thanks for playing.

The art and science of the technical communicator is needed in EVERY INDUSTRY. In every sector. On every platform. The companies that understand this hire skilled, experienced tech writers. Some of us wear cardies and sandals. Some of us wear tiaras. And all of us are taking over the world.

TechCommNZ - because you can't afford for your words to miss the mark.



A conference is a rare opportunity to confer, face-to-face, with fellows from around New Zealand and the world. With a business built on writing, Streamliners hires many writers, but we’re also committed to building strong connections with other colleagues in the industry. That’s why Streamliners hosts TechCommNZ Christchurch branch events, and it’s why we’re sponsoring the Welcome Reception at this year’s TechCommNZ conference. As fellow professionals, we can provide each other with invaluable support, inspiration, and friendship. Relationships start at the Welcome Reception – see you there!



As New Zealand’s leading plain language consultancy and a long-time supporter of TechCommNZ, we’re thrilled to sponsor this year’s conference.

The conference theme of sustainability in technical communication is a perfect fit for our mission: to help people get more value from the time they spend writing.

To us, sustainable content means helping our clients put in the right effort at the right time. It means understanding that improving the quality of writing now can pay off for years to come. We want the work we do with people and organisations to be sustainable over time, and to lead to ongoing improvement: more effective planning, more efficient processes, increased workplace wellbeing, better connections between colleagues and with customers, better resource management, and reduced waste of time and effort.

Sustainability isn’t just a ‘nice to have’ — it’s an essential element of our practice as communication professionals. By addressing sustainability in communication, we’re all working towards a future where it’s easier for people to communicate their ideas and access the information they need.

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