SOURCE: ENLASO Corporation

January 18, 2008 13:24 ET

ENLASO and SMART Communications to Co-Host Webinar on How to Write Controlled English for Translation: The 1% Solution

BOULDER, CO--(Marketwire - January 18, 2008) - ENLASO Corporation, a provider of translation and localization solutions, today announced that it will co-host a live Webinar January 31, 2008, titled "How to Write Controlled English for Translation: The 1% Solution" along with SMART Communications, Inc., the leader in development of Controlled English programs.

Part of ENLASO's educational Webinar series, "How to Write Controlled English for Translation: The 1% Solution" features SMART Communications' President, John M. Smart. This complimentary Webinar is of particular interest to technical writers, translation and localization managers, customer service managers, project managers, globalization teams and global marketing professionals.

The use of Controlled English removes English ambiguity and decreases complex English grammatical structures, like the passive voice and gerunds. The results are unambiguous English texts that are easier to comprehend and translate. The translations use fewer words, resulting in cost savings and better quality translations.

"According to the Oxford Dictionary, the English language has approximately 900,000 words with more words being added daily. While so many words provide a rich vocabulary, the use of unfamiliar words and complex grammatical structures leads to reader confusion and procedural errors. A Controlled English approach uses 1% of the English language to reach 95% of the global market," notes Mr. Smart.

Webinar: "How to Write Controlled English for Translation: The 1% Solution"
Date: Thursday, January 31st, 2008
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PST
Where: Your desktop
Register at: http://www.translate.com
Cost: Complimentary
Presenters: John M. Smart, President of SMART Communications Inc.

Mr. Smart has more than 18 years of experience in language simplification and linguistic software development. His firm has successfully applied Controlled English to technical writing for many products and services including a 400-ton Liebherr mining truck, the Airbus A380 and exotic Nokia software for wireless communications. Mr. Smart received his undergraduate degree in Sydney, Australia and holds degrees in the publishing and computer science from the Rochester Institute of Technology, NY.

About SMART Communications Inc. (http://www.smartny.com/)

SMART Communications offers consulting, software and authoring tools for Controlled English. The company is the leader in Controlled English and Simplified Technical English, which is required for all aircraft maintenance manuals.

About ENLASO (http://www.translate.com)

ENLASO Corporation, an ISO 9001 company with nearly forty years of experience, delivers multilingual solutions to the life sciences, medical, pharmaceutical, biotech, IT, legal, financial, gaming, social networking, aerospace, automotive, advertising, and telecommunications industries. Services include localization of software, Web sites, marketing communications, technical documentation, localization testing, and consulting and training.

Contact Information

  • For additional information, contact:
    Chris Raulf
    ENLASO Corporation
    (303) 516-0857 x103
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