Why You Need Native Writers: ICBC China’s Embarrassing Recruitment Page

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Here’s a good lesson demonstrating why you need native speakers to help you write your materials when working abroad, especially in non-Western languages. The illustration comes from the other way around, the world’s largest bank. This is ICBC China’s attempt at English in an official recruiting site: Our leading enterprise needs excellent talent, and excellent talent also looks forward to …

Business Writing Speaks Truth, Albeit Unintentionally

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While sorting through my notes, I came upon the following, which was published by some self-important systems architects at a major financial institution. They were later all “made redundant”, poor sots. But perhaps their habit of writing without ever saying anything (see previous post) didn’t help their company succeed. The Detail Recommendation List is a collection of recommendations that have …