RE: Article: "EXCLUSIVE: Help Wanted --'ArrogantAmericans'NeedNotApply" AND THIS IS FOR A TECHWRITER

Subject: RE: Article: "EXCLUSIVE: Help Wanted --'ArrogantAmericans'NeedNotApply" AND THIS IS FOR A TECHWRITER
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 14:35:56 -0500

I think one key to successful localization is to have a reliable
local/native speaker who can answer those questions. And I'm pretty sure
you'd need someone whose knowledge was more specifically localized than
"Asia."

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Leonard C. Porrello
> Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 2:31 PM
> To: Dan Goldstein; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Article: "EXCLUSIVE: Help Wanted
> --'ArrogantAmericans'NeedNotApply" AND THIS IS FOR A TECHWRITER
>
> Isn't it a bit arrogant, Dan, to presume to moderate the list? (Just
> kidding!)
>
> I would appreciate feedback about my original question:
>
> "if Asians are ubiquitously indirect as Peter suggests, how
> do you write warnings? Passive voice? Is it OK to include
> direct warnings (e.g., "Do not touch!") in manuals written
> for Asian audiences?"
>


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References:
Article: "EXCLUSIVE: Help Wanted -- 'Arrogant Americans' Need Not Apply" AND THIS IS FOR A TECHWRITER: From: Jon Leer
Re: Article: "EXCLUSIVE: Help Wanted -- 'Arrogant Americans' Need Not Apply" AND THIS IS FOR A TECHWRITER: From: neilson
RE: Article: "EXCLUSIVE: Help Wanted -- 'Arrogant Americans' NeedNot Apply" AND THIS IS FOR A TECHWRITER: From: Leonard C. Porrello
Re: Article: "EXCLUSIVE: Help Wanted -- 'Arrogant Americans' NeedNotApply" AND THIS IS FOR A TECHWRITER: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Article: "EXCLUSIVE: Help Wanted -- 'Arrogant Americans'NeedNotApply" AND THIS IS FOR A TECHWRITER: From: Leonard C. Porrello
RE: Article: "EXCLUSIVE: Help Wanted -- 'ArrogantAmericans'NeedNotApply" AND THIS IS FOR A TECHWRITER: From: Dan Goldstein
RE: Article: "EXCLUSIVE: Help Wanted --'ArrogantAmericans'NeedNotApply" AND THIS IS FOR A TECHWRITER: From: Leonard C. Porrello

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