re: Controlled English

Subject: re: Controlled English
From: Joanne Wittenbrook <jwittenbrook -at- ameritech -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 11:30:26 -0700 (PDT)

This is a great suggestion added to this whole thread. I use Stylewriter. These aren't 100%, but they sure help you pay attention to language usage. Programs like this really help pick up on some of the language you use unconsciously. It would be ideal to always use English correctly, but sometimes I do a quick "brain dump", spit the idea out first and follow by clarifying and correcting.

> "Challenge" is an excellent word for describing STE. I could not have
>chosen better.

>We recently started looking into CE (Controlled English) and STE, as
>localization draws near. I'm on the periphery, so my exposure has been
>limited, but I know there are tools to help. And the limited "base"
>vocabulary for CE or STE can/should be expanded with industry-specific,
>company-specific, and maybe product-specific supplementary


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