Re: Advice on rewriting translated ops manuals

Subject: Re: Advice on rewriting translated ops manuals
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 11:01:19 -0700

The elimination of pronouns used to be a standard feature of writing for translation. There are languages that do not use pronouns, and some in which the use of personal pronouns in communications with someone with whom you are not personally acquainted is considered rude.

Gene Kim-Eng


On 6/25/2013 10:42 AM, Combs, Richard wrote:

And an important side note it is. The two example sentences Anonymous cited are fine as they are. Any attempt to rewrite them to eliminate "you" is bound to make them less readable and clear. The silly notion that we shouldn't address the reader is so 1980s! :-)

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References:
Advice on rewriting translated ops manuals: From: Anonymous
RE: Advice on rewriting translated ops manuals: From: Porrello, Leonard
RE: Advice on rewriting translated ops manuals: From: Combs, Richard

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