TechCommNZ Webinar: KISS - Keep It Simple and Straightforward: Writing for translation

Is your audience all native English speakers with a high level of literacy? Do you have some readers with English as a second or foreign language? Are you going to be translating your content into other languages? The most critical element to successful translation is clear, consistent, quality source text.

This session highlights many elements that will help you edit your text for successful translation, with the added benefit of creating better content for your source language readers.

Learning outcomes

You will learn:

  • The basic principles of grammar and style to consider for translation
  • What to consider when choosing terminology
  • How to use images and colours appropriately and with cultural sensitivity.

Date and time

The webinar will be held on Friday 12 July 2019 from 11:00am - Noon NZDT, (09:00am - 10:00 am AEDT)

Note: If you are unable to join us on the day, don't worry. A recording of the webinar and related information will be available to download from our website within a couple of days.


The costs for this webinar are:

  • TechCommNZ members - $30 plus GST
  • TechCommNZ student members - free
  • Affiliate members incl ASTC and NZATD - $50 plus GST
  • Non-members - $150 plus GST. Sign up as a member and, once approved, you can register at member rates.

Please register through the website so that we can send you details about accessing the webinar session.

About the presenter

Kirsty Taylor lives in Brisbane, Australia, where she’s been working in internationalisation and technical communication teams for global software companies. Kirsty works for RPM Global as the Manager of Product Internationalisation; RPM creates software for the global mining industry.

Kirsty’s spent most of her career helping others get the most out of their enterprise or business software, writing and editing for audiences working anywhere from Siberia to outback Australian mines, from Defence forces on deployment to city offices! She is an advocate for clear, simple, and direct communication.

Kirsty currently serves as the Secretary on the STC Board of Directors.

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