Re: Friday pun-ishment

Subject: Re: Friday pun-ishment
From: "Simon North" <sintac -at- home -dot- nl>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2006 22:01:07 +0200

> Does anyone out there
> actually perform polyglot tech writing?

I do.

Most of my tech writing is English, but I have to deal with a lot of German
and French at the Dutch company where I work in my day job.

Where I live in the Netherlands is only about 4 miles from the German
border and about 10 miles from the Belgian border.

My night job (with 6 kids you have to make the ends meet somehow), I
translate German, Dutch (Belgian and Netherlands variations), French
(Belgian and French variations), and Russian (my second wife is Russian)
into English (UK, international or US variations). I don't get confused about
what language I am working in, but I tend to forget what languages other
people are working with (the blank stare from an engineer will usually give
me a clue!).



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