Posts Tagged as: translation writing communication

Simple Rule #6: If you write flabby copy, even the nicest vendor will gladly mail you a bill for localization that will astound you.

I have said this so many times before: When it comes to localization, keep your content short and sweet. Mainly short. The sweet part is up to you. Why? Because flabby content is expensive to translate. Let’s review the way […]

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Blog · Global Readiness · August 12, 2011

Why Can’t We Be Friends?

It’s been a few years now that I’ve been dabbling in the wild and wacky world of localization. I really like the people I’ve met. Most are smart and passionate about what they do. They care deeply about accuracy, readability, […]

Developing Content as Part of the Ecosystem

Once you have thought about how you are going to organize your content, it is time to turn your attention to creating the content. As I mentioned in my post Your Brain on XML, knowing, in advance, if you are […]

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Content Development · November 29, 2010

Your Brain on XML

Before I move ahead with the rest of the content ecosystem, I want to spend a bit of time talking more about organizing content for XML. Many of Content Rules’s customers are either converting to an XML authoring environment or […]

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Content Development · November 21, 2010

The Content Ecosystem

I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about the content ecosystem lately. I’ve been considering the entire end-to-end process of organizing, creating, managing, and publishing content for the global marketplace. Here is a definition of the term ecosystem from […]

Short and Sweet

Fact: Long sentences can be difficult to read. Fact: Long sentences can be difficult to translate. One of the ways to help improve readability of your content in any language is to keep your sentences as short as possible. Let’s […]

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Global Readiness · August 5, 2010

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