native speakers

Subject: native speakers
From: Monica Cellio <cellio -at- pobox -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2005 09:56:42 -0500 (EST)


> The "native English speaker" is the requirement that annoys Technical
> writers here in Israel.

When I've written job descriptions where this needed to be said at all
(some student internships), I've specified "native-level fluency". This
sends the message about desired skill level while not limiting it to
actual natives (many of whom would not qualify).

Monica


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References:
David Pogue's column - New York Time: From: Caroline Tabach

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