Technically Communicating Internationally


Ever dreamed of working abroad? Often overlooked as an international career, technical documentation has taken me to nine countries and allowed me to work with many of the world’s cultures. Truth is, if you’re translating it’s best to start with English. More people speak English as a second language than any other and, as you want translators to translate into their first language, it’s easier and cheaper to translate from English. Come hear and share international experiences. Learn why and how I managed it legally. Gain tips and tricks for getting what you need from subject matter experts in a foreign (to you) culture and writing with translation in mind. Cultural shocks and embarrassing moments? I’ve got them and can help you avoid them. Countries where I’ve lived and worked:

USA United Kingdom New Zealand Netherlands Japan Bulgaria Spain Switzerland France