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30 pg training guide - translation-Mandarin Chinese, need culture edits too
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A 30 page guide is attached which needs translation in Mandarin - we understand some of the wording and concepts may be too direct for Chinese culture and are looking for someone proficient in English to work with us to change / improve the writing to be more Mandarin sensitive.

For example, one of our in country leaders made the remarks to follow:

"Most of the sections look fine.

The Listening Response Exercises are very American English and American culture
focused. Many are WAY too direct, and if asked do you use them…. A very large
percentage of respondents in Asia will say NEVER.

Don't know if this will be helpful input before the course, but cultural norms
and the importance of longer term relationships are highly valued in Asia.
A lot of the phrases that are listed are too direct or don't show the expected
respect to the customer. You are much more likely to get phrases like….

um, very difficult. (cann...

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