Re: [TechWhirl Forums] Authors who cannot write

Subject: Re: [TechWhirl Forums] Authors who cannot write
From: "ant -at- ant-davey -dot- com" <ant -at- ant-davey -dot- com>
To: TechWhirl Community Forums <no-reply -dot- 38b4n -at- zapiermail -dot- com>, discussions -at- techwhirl -dot- net, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:49:06 +0000 (GMT)

Then get whoever is putting the pressure on to pay for you trip to
talk to the author face-to-face, alongside the piece of kit...

> On 12 November 2013 at 23:42 TechWhirl Community Forums
> <no-reply -dot- 38b4n -at- zapiermail -dot- com> wrote:
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> I'm editing a short article intended for dissemination to our
> customer base. The document was written by an engineer in a
> non-English speaking country. This document is a mess. I've been in
> the telecom industry for 20 years, but I have no idea what this guy
> is trying to say. I've sent it back, I've asked another engineer to
> review it, but I keep getting the same gibberish back. There's no
> one to escalate this to, and I am being pressured to distribute this
> because customers are asking for it. But it is, honest to Pete,
> completely incomprehensible even to other engineers.
>
> Has anyone else dealt with this? I should say that I speak and read
> several languages, have been a technical writer and editor for
> twenty years, and routinely encounter and deal with folks whose
> primary language is other than English. I have every possible
> sympathy for someone who is trying to write a technical paper in
> another language. But this is simple unacceptable. Suggestions?
>
> Thanks.
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> Munchkyn
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