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Authoring in Neutral English (And other restricted-dictionary adventures)

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Part I Most of us work with content that will be consumed by people across the globe. So it makes sense that we should understand the basics of how to optimize content for international use. In add…

Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

Shawn Prenzlow is someone I hadn’t heard before, but when the Content Wrangler and Content Rules hosted a talk by her today, I was glad that I sat in. The idea of thinking about the differences between different "styles" of English is a predominant topic in content strategy these days, and it was interesting to hear Shawn talk about her own experiences at Microsoft.  This is a great article, which is supplemented with the webinar/interview that I checked out today, which is found at:


If you have an interest in "International" or "Standard" English, or even with translation and localization, you should definitely read this.


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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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