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LavaCon 2010: Reduce content to reduce documentation and training costs


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A leading healthcare provider learned and applied minimalism best practices and reduced complexity, word count, and translation costs by improving their source content. When you reduce the source word count you can improve readability at the same time and help everyone. Readers get a clear, consistent message; writers focus on the core task of creating content; translators focus on the exact message to deliver; your company reduces translation costs and translations are faster. Learn how it happened. Review before and after samples. See the numbers and identify exactly what types of savings were realized.

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LavaCon 2010: Reduce content to reduce documentation and training costs

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