Re: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia

Subject: Re: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia
From: John G <john -at- garisons -dot- com>
To: Techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 14:33:25 -0500

Why are you grouping countries together?

If it's language, then US, Canada, and Mexico would not belong together, If
it's sales region (North America) they might. If it's convenience, don't do
it at all - you will upset someone needlessly.

My 2¢
JG



> -----Original Message----- From: Carla Martinek
>
> 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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References:
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
RE: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia: From: Martinek, Carla
RE: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia: From: Brian.Henderson

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