Resources

Machine translation or human translation? A flow chart helps you to choose.

Writing for people who do not read easily: workshop review (www.techscribe.co.uk/ta/read-easily-hci-2008.htm).

Problems with plain English shows that plain English is not sufficient for international readers.

The Global English style guide: a review (www.techscribe.co.uk/global-english-style-guide.htm). Global English is a particular type of international English. TechScribe uses many of the guidelines from Global English.

From Plain English to Global English (www.webpagecontent.com/arc_archive/139/5/) explains how to make documents easy to read for people who read English as a foreign language.

Uwe Muegge used a controlled language to write text in German (www.muegge.cc). Next, a machine translation system translated the German text into English. Finally, a human translator corrected the mistakes of the machine translation software. The correction process was faster than the usual human translation process.