As content ninjas in a global environment, editors often get asked to improve content created by non-native English speakers. While it can be challenging to edit this type of content, knowing the common mistakes can help you be more efficient and effective. In this presentation, we will discuss the common mistakes and how to work more effectively with these authors.

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Katherine (Kit) Brown-Hoekstra , Comgenesis, is an STC Fellow and former STC Society President, certified trainer for the STC Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CPTC) program, and a member of the Colorado State University Media Hall of Fame for the Dept. of Journalism. She is an experienced consultant with over 25 years of experience in technical communication, much of it working with life sciences companies and localization teams. As Principal of Comgenesis, LLC, Kit provides consulting and training to her clients on a variety of topics, including localization, content strategy, and content management. She speaks at conferences worldwide and publishes regularly in industry magazines. She is the editor of “The Language of Localization” for the Content Wrangler and XML Press. Her blog is

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Recorded: November 2016

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