How long is your language?

How long is your language? Help for translations on HowToWriteBetter.netIf you ever have to write website or other text in English that is to be translated into other languages – then either fitted into a text grid, or if it’s a video narration, recorded to picture, you’ll know just what a terrible nightmare it can be. [Read more…]

The challenges of business writing in a multilingual culture

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There are 78 different living languages in Côte d’Ivoire alone

It’s hard enough to write successfully for business in a single-language country. But now try to do that in a country where there are 11 official languages … I asked South African content writer Jade Mitchell to tell us how she copes, and to share her advice for the rest of us when we need to do similar projects. Sz [Read more…]