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Tuesday, October 24 • 16:05 - 17:35
Technical Writing for an International Audience - Tanja Roth, SUSE Linux GmbH

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Writing in English for an international audience does not necessarily put native English speakers in a better position--on the contrary, sometimes they tend to forget that their audience might not speak the document's language as their first language. This tutorial highlights the importance of keeping texts simple and clear (for the sake of both readers and translators). It includes examples of common pitfalls and shows how to avoid them. The goal is to raise the awareness for potential problems while writing or editing technical texts.

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Tanja Roth

Technical Documentation Specialist, SUSE Linux GmbH
Driven by an interest in both language and technology, Tanja has been working as a technical writer in mechanical engineering, medical technology, and IT for many years. She joined SUSE in 2005 and contributes to a wide range of product and project documentation, including High Availability... Read More →

Tuesday October 24, 2017 16:05 - 17:35 CEST
Karlin II