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The Global Economy And Tc V2

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Published on January 30, 2009

Author: DvoraElisheva

Source: slideshare.net

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A solicited presentation about writing overseas, with applications to the US audience; given to students at Grand Valley University
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The Global Economy and Technical Communication: Writing Beyond Our Borders Deborah E-S Hemstreet Technical Communication Specialist & Consultant

About the Presenter Born and raised in US Moved to Israel in 1983 Started out as a nurse “Fell” into technical communication in 1986 Experience in university and hi-tech MA in Technical Authorship Immediate Past President, STC Israel I love animals

Born and raised in US

Moved to Israel in 1983

Started out as a nurse

“Fell” into technical communication in 1986

Experience in university and hi-tech

MA in Technical Authorship

Immediate Past President, STC Israel

I love animals

The Basics in a Nutshell Interview SMEs Research your target audience Select a communication medium Revise Publish

Interview SMEs

Research your target audience

Select a communication medium

Revise

Publish

The Global Perspective Products sold globally Colleagues and offices located world-wide EU standards compliance Translations Culture

Products sold globally

Colleagues and offices located world-wide

EU standards compliance

Translations

Culture

Our Target Audience is No Longer Only the End-User SMEs, reviewers and approvers Engineers Lawyers Sales and Marketing personnel Regulatory issues FDA EU ISO ECN/TN Translators

SMEs, reviewers and approvers

Engineers

Lawyers

Sales and Marketing personnel

Regulatory issues

FDA

EU

ISO

ECN/TN

Translators

So—What Is It Like Out There?

Working in Israel Immigrant atmosphere New language New culture Skill sets may not be usable or known International atmosphere Brain power is Israel’s greatest resource Hi-tech companies need native English speakers Engineers, nurses, doctors, teachers become technical writers

Immigrant atmosphere

New language

New culture

Skill sets may not be usable or known

International atmosphere

Brain power is Israel’s greatest resource

Hi-tech companies need native English speakers

Engineers, nurses, doctors, teachers become technical writers

Hi-Tech in Israel Cutting edge Impact on technical communication Israel has a reputation for having good technical communicators

Cutting edge

Impact on technical communication

Israel has a reputation for having good technical communicators

Working in a Multi-Lingual, Multi-National Environment Requires writing for many different target audiences Requires exceptional language and communication skills May require compromises in the quality of a document

Requires writing for many different target audiences

Requires exceptional language and communication skills

May require compromises in the quality of a document

Relevance to US-Based Communicators Lessons learned can make you a valuable asset to a company A company that is local today is international tomorrow Laws in countries outside the US directly impact product development and related documentation for products to be marketed outside the US

Lessons learned can make you a valuable asset to a company

A company that is local today is international tomorrow

Laws in countries outside the US directly impact product development and related documentation for products to be marketed outside the US

Real Life Examples Importance of Templates XML and Content Management Writing in chunks Learning to see the forest and the trees Huge investment Long-term reduction in costs for translations and documentation Translation and Localization Trends Business Case for More Graphics

Importance of Templates

XML and Content Management

Writing in chunks

Learning to see the forest and the trees

Huge investment

Long-term reduction in costs for translations and documentation

Translation and Localization Trends

Business Case for More Graphics

At the End of the Day… The global marketplace is here How will you, as a technical communicator, leverage this knowledge in your career? It’s Not Only About Writing Anymore!

The global marketplace is here

How will you, as a technical communicator, leverage this knowledge in your career?

Questions? Contact Information Deborah Hemstreet 14075 Ironwood Dr Grand Rapids, MI [email_address]

Contact Information

Deborah Hemstreet

14075 Ironwood Dr

Grand Rapids, MI

[email_address]

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