This detailed, example driven guide illustrates how much technical communicators can do to make written texts suitable for a global audience You ll find dozens of guidelines that you won t find in any other source, along with thorough explanations of why each guideline is useful....
|Title||:||The Global English Style Guide: Writing Clear, Translatable Documentation for a Global Market|
|Publisher||:||SAS Institute Auflage 1 7 M rz 2008|
|Number of Pages||:||106 Pages|
|File Size||:||999 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Global English Style Guide: Writing Clear, Translatable Documentation for a Global Market Reviews
This is a great book I can recommend to all interested in quality of source texts as well as of translations.
If you are writing documentation or content that needs to be translated for the global market, this book is for you. John R. Kohl does an excellent job explaining how technical communicators need to write for the global market. This book is designed so the reader can read it from cover-to-cover. Yes! It is that well written. Or, the reader can glance through it daily and constantly find interesting tidbits.His colleagues consider him to be the guru on globalization, and they are correct. I bought this book on the recommendation of two people who worked with him at SAS. After reading John R. Kohl's book, your confidence on writing for the global market increases 100%.
Every technical writer and editor should own this book and refer to it often for guidance.The information is timeless,Remember, this writing style applies to everything you write because you are writing for a global audience, even in the United States.This book is a masterpiece I've been using since it was released. I know the author and I told him I wish I'd written it.You don't have to read everything, the contents and index take you wherever you need to go.Or, go to Appendix B to see the global English guidelines list.The list includes cross-references to the appropriate sections.This book supersedes the Chicago Manual of Style, that is how I use it and I am a long-time technical editor.
Great for technical editors. While this is more of a reference book than a page by page read, I enjoyed it and used it in my writing class.
This book is great for those in any technology field. When it comes to writing content, it is easy to forget that people in other countries around the world may actually read it so it is important to design your content around global English practices in order to be conscientious about other's needs.
John R. Kohl's Global English Style Guide is a very useful resource for understanding the importance and practice of writing English for a global audience. In fact, it provides an exciting and passionate case for the value of language in technical documentation. The first chapter outlines the impact of Global English on costs, quality, and usability. It also examines the growing impact of machine translation. The rest of the book consists of a rich set of guidelines to follow. The most valuable part of the book, though, is the focus on before and after examples of sentences followed by discussions of why one solution is better than another. My only frustration with the book is that it does not serve well as a quick reference, which is what I would normally expect from a style guide. However, if I have to chose, I would much prefer to engage in the logic of the author's recommendations rather than just a prescriptive list of do's and don'ts.