Tag Archives: English language

Adobe Day @ Lavacon 2013: Scott Abel’s 5 Technologies Tech Comm Can’t Ignore

I realized as I was writing this post that this would be my 500th post on TechCommGeekMom. Who knew that so much information and thought could accumulate through original posts and curated content?  I’m also very close to my all-time … Continue reading

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Uhura and Translation Software–Still not there yet

My husband’s first language is Spanish. As a result, naturally, most of his relatives speak Spanish exclusively. I, however, do not speak Spanish.  I took two beginner courses, but I know little Spanish in comparison.  I have had more French in … Continue reading

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Follow-up: Where have all the adverbs gone? And how did they go?

This came to me by way of the Chicago Manual of Style Facebook feed. I’m not going insane–adverbs are declining, enough so that there’s a whole article in The Guardian from last fall! Read the article here: Where have all … Continue reading

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What have you got against adverbs? What did they ever do to you?

I’ve noticed a disturbing trend that seems to be happening in the English language–at least in American English. Every time I heard this mistake, I cringe and wonder why it’s happening. Evidently, people are not using adverbs correctly anymore. I … Continue reading

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Is English an International Language? – Part 2

Earlier this year, I was asked by the STC-PMC to write a two-part article about the differences and similarities between American and British English.  Part 1 was published in February.  Today, I happily saw that the second part was published in the … Continue reading

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Word Up! ain’t just a Cameo song: A TechCommGeekMom book review

Being that I came of age in the late 1980s, my immediate thought when I hear the words, “Word Up!” is the Cameo song playing with all its funkalicious glory.  But now, “Word Up!” has a new meaning for me … Continue reading

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Is English an International Language? – Part 1

I mentioned a while ago that I had several writing projects that were coming up, and the first of them is now published! I was asked by the STC-PMC to write a two-part article about the differences and similarities between … Continue reading

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Do you speak the Queen’s English? It’s a Rhetorical Question.

I’ve been a big royalty follower for 30 years. It started the weekend before the wedding of the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer, and it hasn’t stopped since that time. Nor has my interest in royals been limited … Continue reading

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Adobe Day at LavaCon 2012 Roundup!

This post is just a quick summary of the Adobe Day at LavaCon 2012 series from this past week. As you see, there was so much information that it took six posts to try to summarize the event! Being in … Continue reading

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Adobe Day Presentations: Part IV – Val Swisher asks, “Are You Global Ready?”

Following a short break after Joe Welinske’s talk about Multi-screen Help Authoring, Val Swisher took to the stage. Val is the founder of Content Rules, Inc., and she spoke about eight simple rules for technical communicators to follow to make content … Continue reading

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