RE: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia

Subject: RE: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia
From: "Martinek, Carla" <CMartinek -at- zebra -dot- com>
To: "Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com" <Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com>, "Techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <Techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 12:19:29 -0600

Which is why my question is directed at the Kiwis and Aussies for their input. :-)

As an American, it wouldn't bother me personally to see US/Canada/Mexico lumped together, but as the translation coordinator of my company, I understand that there are cultural implications elsewhere. Lumping Korea and Japan together, for example, would generally not be a good regional choice.

Too often "ignorant Americans" get it wrong when it comes to being culturally sensitive when we go to or sell products elsewhere. My job is to prevent such mishaps when I can.





> -----Original Message-----
> I'm not so sure about that, Julie. I don't think it would hardly
> register if I had to pick "U.S./Canada". Now, I would probably wonder
> about a "U.S./Mexico" grouping, but only because it's unusual to see
> them lumped together in anything other than a purely geographical
> context. But neither would bother me if there's a reason to combine
> them.


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Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia: From: Martinek, Carla
Re: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia: From: Julie Stickler
RE: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia: From: Brian.Henderson

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