Re: [TechWhirl Forums] Authors who cannot write

Subject: Re: [TechWhirl Forums] Authors who cannot write
From: Ken Poshedly <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>
To: "discussions -at- techwhirl -dot- net" <discussions -at- techwhirl -dot- net>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 08:17:17 -0800 (PST)

If it's in Chinglish, I could take a stab at it. Been doing it full-time here in the U.S. using stuff from the home office in China for the past 4 1/2 years.

-- Ken in Atlanta





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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.
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>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?
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