Re: American English

Subject: Re: American English
From: Cathy Moore <cathy -at- cathy-moore -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2006 10:28:35 -0500

I read the digest, so forgive me if this has already been said.

MS Word can help you with the smaller differences among versions of English. Use Tools-->Language to choose the English version you need, and the grammar and spelling checker will highlight details you might have overlooked. You can also define a style to include the language.

This certainly won't catch larger issues like idioms and cultural differences, but it will identify spelling variations and the occasional difference in prepositions.

It also helps, of course, to examine the wording used in the source materials, listen closely to the terms used by the client and SME, and increase your exposure to news and other information from the culture for which you're writing.

American writing for Europeans


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