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The Global English Style Guide by John R. Kohl

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Appendix A

Examples of Content Reduction

Introduction

Example 1

Example 2

Example 3

Example 4

Introduction

As noted in Chapter 1, “Introduction to Global English,” content reduction is one of the best ways to reduce translation costs. If you understand both your subject matter and your audience, you might be able to identify entire topics or sections that are superfluous.

As the examples here show, even if you focus only on sentences and paragraphs, you can often decrease your word counts by 20% or more. If your document will be translated into several languages, at an average cost of about $.25 per word for each language, your cost savings ...

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