Going jargon-free

Subject: Going jargon-free
From: John Hedtke <john -at- hedtke -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 18:38:44 -0700

This is posted on behalf of Kathryn Poe <kathrynpoe -at- gmail -dot- com>.


I've been asked to help globalize some of our training docs. I realize there are several steps to this endeavor but for now I am reviewing for jargon, idioms, and just plain bad choices in terminology for a doc that may be translated at some point. (Such as the phrase "real estate" referring to space on a screen.) I have lists in several of my books but I wondered if any of you either has list of "gotcha" American lingo or a favorite book with good tips and tricks for same.

Thanks Much,


Yours truly,

John Hedtke
Author/Consultant/Contract Writer
Publisher, Double Tall Press (http://doubletallpress.com)
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