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: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 11:54:28 -0800

I have not experienced any issues with providing direct instructions to Asian
readers. An instruction manual is not a two-way conversation in which the
reader has any concern about avoiding a response that might be considered
ill-mannered.

Gene Kim-Eng


----- Original Message -----
From: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>
> 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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