Plain English Introductory Course: A Useful Insight to Help Edit Your Texts

Colegio de Traductores Públicos de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires
En Buenos Aires

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    3 Semanas
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The purpose of the course is to provide translators with a general view of the main drafting rules currently used by English speaking lawyers. Plain English guidelines will contribute to help translators interpret many old-fashioned drafted contents in documents. They will also provide linguistic tools to facilitate the task of translators. By recognizing poor drafting it is easier to find the best possible rendering when translating. This course will also provide useful hints as to which syntactic structures and lexical items should be used to abide by Plain English Standards. This may.
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The purpose of the course is to provide translators with a general view of the main drafting rules currently used by English speaking lawyers.
Plain English guidelines will contribute to help translators interpret many old-fashioned drafted contents in documents. They will also provide linguistic tools to facilitate the task of translators. By recognizing poor drafting it is easier to find the best possible rendering when translating.
This course will also provide useful hints as to which syntactic structures and lexical items should be used to abide by Plain English Standards. This may be especially valuable when translating from Spanish into English
Temario:
Plain English Introductory Course: A useful Insight to help edit your texts .
Plain English Rules. Principles of Legal Writing. Plain English for lawyers.
Guidelines. Simplification of legal language. Structure and words. Grammar
structures to avoid.
Legal affectations and other nasty habits.
Guide to effective writing. Punctuation. Tone in writing.
Uses of Tenses and modal verbs. (May vs. Shall).
Uses of prepositions: (under vs. Pursuant to)
Use of Abbreviations. Capitalization. Italicization. Numerals.
Document Design:
Legal drafting: Court documents Vs client documents.
Revisiting legal texts into Plain English.
Plain language vocabulary.
Theory will be discussed and the opinion of many legal drafters will be explained during the course.
During this course participants will have the chance of redrafting well known sample archaic instruments (excerpts from corporate documents, contracts in general, court papers) using Plain English Standards and will have a Before and an After version of those paragraphs discussed. The focus will be on editing tasks as a prior step to enhance translation quality standards.

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