Newsletter of the Society for Technical Communication, San Francisco Chapter
The April meeting is on Wednesday, April 20, 2005, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Elephant & Castle in San Francisco's financial district. For details about the location and instructions for purchasing tickets, visit www.stc-sf.org/stc-meetings.htm.
If you have been involved in authoring content in just one language, let's say English for North America, you will definitely agree that it is not a cakewalk.
So what is different about authoring content that needs to be localized into several languages? Are there any special issues we need to take into consideration as technical communicators?
In this presentation, Michael will explore the special needs technical localizers face when taking your English content to other cultures and countries.
To make the point, we will provide a hands-on writing exercise, and then localize it.
Whether you want to learn more on how to succeed in the international workplace or you want to experience a lively presentation, this is a presentation you do not want to miss.
Michael R. Cardenas is President of Multilingual Translations, Inc.
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