Munich/London: "Writing and Designing for an Int'l. Audience" with Nancy Hoft

Subject: Munich/London: "Writing and Designing for an Int'l. Audience" with Nancy Hoft
From: Ulrich Henes <ulrich -at- HENES -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 5 May 1999 12:02:44 -0600

I'd like to draw your attention to the following localization
seminars in Munich and London:

WRITING AND DESIGNING FOR AN INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCE
1 June 1999, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Berggasthof Aschbach, Feldkirchen (Munich)

3 June 1999, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Hotel Russell, London

Seminar leader: Nancy Hoft
$ 795, DM 1470, 495 Pounds; group discounts available
10 % discount for UK STC and ISTC members
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This is a seminar designed for technical writers and editors,
documentation managers, and localization specialists. It
will cover techniques and approaches that reduce overall
cost, speed up time-to-market, and improve the
quality of the source and translated documentation

The seminar will have an interactive lecture format and
will include writing exercises that allow participants to
practice and review their newly formed skills.

The instructor is Nancy Hoft, who has been in the technical
communications field since 1983 as a professional writer, artist,
trainer, and manager. She is author of International Technical
Communications: How to Export Information about High Technology,
published by John Wiley & Sons in 1995.
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Agenda

I. The Global Documentation Toolkit

Glossary for Translation
Library of Document Design Templates
Database of Core Information
Global Documentation Style Guide
Localization Checklist
Enterprise-Wide Tools Standards

II. Designing Documents for Localization

Planning for Text Expansion and Contraction
Enabling Documents for Cultural Content

III. Writing for Translation

Standardizing Terminology
Standardizing Grammar
Standardizing Style

IV. Editing for Translation

Choosing and Applying an Editorial Strategy
Identifying Cultural Bias

V. Creating Graphics for the Users Worldwide

Identifying Cultural Taboos
Designing Graphics for Localization
Choosing Colors

VI. Collaborating in a Global Context

Working as a Member of a Global Team
Choosing and Using Global Communication
Technologies
Accommodating Cultural Differences in
Communication Style


More details at http://localization-institute.org

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If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call or write me.

Ulrich Henes
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Registrations:

The Localization Institute
4513 Vernon Blvd.
Madison, WI 53705

(608) 233-1790 Phone
(608) 233-3511 Fax

ulrich -at- localization-institute -dot- org
http://www.localization-institute.org


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