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Writing with Localization in Mind with Dr. Armelle Fée

April 26, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for our April chapter meeting with Dr. Armelle Fée, the Globalization Manager at Lenel Systems International, as she helps us understand how to write our documents for better localization. 

Writing with Localization in Mind

In this session, we will explore many items a technical communicator needs to take into consideration when writing documents so that whatever they write can easily be localized. Writing with localization in mind will save their company time, money, and issues with customers because that piece will be written for the native English speaker, the non-native English speaker, and ultimately, the non-English speaker.

It might seem simple, but it is not that easy to write a document that can be read by and/or translated for a global audience. This session will provide the information you need to adjust the words, structure, and style of your documents for better localization results.

Wednesday, April 26

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

6 pm        Networking
6:30 pm   Presentation
7:30 pm   Networking (and cookies!)

If you’d like your meal to be waiting for you there, order by April 19 at noon, with your ticket. The tickets include a limited selection of sandwiches and chips. You may also choose not to eat or to go to the cafe before the meeting and order your own meal.

We will have complimentary water, tea, and coffee, as well as a variety of cookies available.

$15 for non-members
$7 for non-members without meal 

$12 for members with meal 
$5 for members without meal 

$5 for students


Dr. Armelle Fée, Globalization Manager

Dr Armelle Fée has 20 years of experience in the localization industry as freelancer, project manager, independent consultant, and globalization manager. She currently works at Lenel Systems International, a UTC Company in the capacity of Globalization Manager. Initially responsible for the establishment of the Globalization Group, she now manages freelancers, in-house translators, and vendor relations as well as directs a variety of localization-related processes, from the translation to quality assurance reviews of multiple products in 21 languages (language packs and related documentation). Armelle speaks French, English, Spanish, and Italian and is a French and Spanish Adjunct Professor for FLCC, a SUNY College.

She also volunteers for the Junior Achievement of Central Upstate New York organization, helping inner-city students succeed in a global economy and is a mentor with P-TECH of New York, an organization focused on providing high school students with college and career readiness skills and competencies. Armelle owns a little house in Mérida, Mexico, grew up in Africa, and has been educated in France, where she received a PhD from the Sorbonne in Paris, and the USA, where she received an M.A. from the University of Rochester.


April 26, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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