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What Can Technical Communication Do After The U.S. Election?

In the past week, the United States had an important election for its next President. The election results, to say the least, have been controversial. While I’m not one to usually talk politics on this website, I’ll simply say that … Continue reading

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BBC – Culture – The language the government tried to suppress

Most of Singapore’s population speak the unofficial language or dialect known as Singlish. But why would the government rather it went away? James Harbeck takes a look. Source: BBC – Culture – The language the government tried to suppress This … Continue reading

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Unspoken English rules

Now here’s something that’s been making the rounds among some of my friends on Facebook regarding an unspoken rule when speaking about adjectives:  I really had never thought about it, but this is right. It makes me wonder if there … Continue reading

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BBC – Culture – Why is Canadian English unique?

America’s neighbour resisted annexation by the US and its people remained subjects of the British monarch. But Canada’s English isn’t British or American, writes James Harbeck. Source: BBC – Culture – Why is Canadian English unique? Happy Canada Day! I … Continue reading

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The Double Vocabulary of English | Mental Floss

Why does English have so many words that have twins? Here’s how we got to have two vocabularies, one based in Germanic roots, and one based in Latin. Source: The Double Vocabulary of English | Mental Floss As someone who … Continue reading

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What will 2016 offer? Good question. I don’t know–yet.

While I’ve reviewed what’s happened in 2015 in my recent posts, it’s time for me to look ahead, and see what I need to plan for this year. I admit that last year, I had big plans. I knew that I … Continue reading

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An American in Ireland: An experience in globalization and localization

I’m now back from my 10-day trip to Ireland, and it was certainly an adventure. While there are parts of the US that have bilingual signs around due to the large Hispanic populations in areas, I think I had gotten … Continue reading

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Top 5 Tips for Creating Global E-Learning

I conferred with two e-learning experts to get their input about globalization and localization issues in e-learning. The following recommendations emerged. Source: http://www.contentrules.com Val Swisher of Content Rules, Inc. was kind enough to give me the opportunity to write another … Continue reading

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Book Review: Global Content Strategy: A Primer by Val Swisher

Anyone who has read this blog for a while knows how much I love Val Swisher of Content Rules.  Why? Well, first of all, she’s a lovely person and great friend all around. But that’s beside the point. As a … Continue reading

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English is global–or is it? I’m getting confused.

I apologize for not writing for quite a long time. I hadn’t realized how long it had been! I’ve been really busy all these weeks, deep in my professional work, my volunteer work, and working on me. It’s always tougher … Continue reading

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