technical writing

Tips on Writing for Translation 3: Sentence Structure

By Myriam Siftar on May 8th, 2014

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13 Tips on Writing for Translation from Myriam Siftar So far we’ve looked at word choice and phrasing in writing for translation. This time we’ll look at some tips for sentence structure. Identify the actor Style rules advise writers to avoid passive voice, but passive voice is appropriate in some cases and is necessary when the “doer” …Read More

Tips on Writing for Translation 2: Phrasing

By Myriam Siftar on May 1st, 2014

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  13 Tips on Writing for Translation from Myriam Siftar Last time we looked at some tips about choosing words when writing for translation. This time we’ll look at some tips on the way words are put together in phrases. Use articles where possible Use definite and indefinite articles (“the,” “a,” “an”) wherever possible. Some …Read More

Tips on Writing for Translation 1: Word Choice

By Myriam Siftar on April 24th, 2014

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  13 Tips on Writing for Translation from Myriam Siftar The basic rule for writing materials that will be translated into foreign languages is this: Make your language as clear, straightforward, and unambiguous as possible. Whether the translation will be done by professional translators, machine translation, or a combination of both, the quality of the …Read More

For Technical Translation, Best Practices Start with Technical Communicators

By Myriam Siftar on March 20th, 2012

I recently gave a workshop at the Mid-Atlantic Conference of the Society for Technical Communication, and I wanted to share some of the key points of my message to the technical communicators gathered there. My presentation focused on making writers aware of the content workflow for content that is destined to be adapted for foreign …Read More

Myriam Siftar Presents at Philly Technical Writers Conference

By MTM LinguaSoft on March 28th, 2009

Myriam Siftar, president of MTM LinguaSoft, presented a workshop today at the annual conference of the Society for Technical Communication-Philadelphia Metro Chapter. Siftar’s workshop, “Technical Writing with Translation in Mind,” was an updated version of her successful presentation at the Practical Conference for Communication in Chattanooga, TN, last October, and is aimed at familiarizing technical …Read More

Myriam Siftar Presents at Technical Communication Conference

By MTM LinguaSoft on October 20th, 2008

Myriam Siftar, president of MTM LinguaSoft, recently returned from Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she presented a workshop at the Practical Conference on Communication hosted by the Eastern Tennessee Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication on October 10 and 11. Siftar’s workshop, “Technical Writing with Translation in Mind,” was designed to familiarize technical writers with the …Read More

A simplified English source results in better translation

By Myriam Siftar on November 1st, 2006

The new language in international business There are roughly 6,000 languages in the world, without counting dialects. In addition to common usage terms, technicians and scientists have developed an extensive technical and scientific vocabulary of their own. So it is no surprise that the situation has led to misunderstanding, misinterpretations and sometimes calamities. During the …Read More

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Maxx Medical

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Reach Research

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Philadelphia International Medicine

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Sanofi US

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Devon International Group

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Raytheon BBN

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IDT Biologika

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GlaxoSmithKline

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Living Beyond Breast Cancer

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World Trade Center Delaware

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Linguistic Data Consortium

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Connectify, Inc.

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Cisco-Eagle

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TerraSource Global

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