Technical writing newsletter 29: January 2009

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Plain English

Plain English helps you to write clear documentation. Many free resources are available on the Internet. TechScribe's new plain English page gives you information about dictionaries, software, and organizations that promote plain English.

International English

To sell to an international market, the best solution is to translate your website. However, translation is expensive. The next best solution is a website that is written in international English. International English is more restricted than plain English. You can use a translation tool on your website, and usually, the automatic translation will be clear. TechScribe can change your English text into international English. See our new international English website.

Global English

Global English is a particular type of international English. Many people who do not speak English as a first language struggle to understand English texts. Translation is expensive. Machine translation frequently does not work. Global English solves these three related problems. Read our review of The Global English Style Guide: Writing Clear, Translatable Documentation for a Global Market.

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