Here are a few TalkingPoints tips for writing for translation:
- Be concise. English often translates into longer text.
- Use simple sentences. Avoid compound ones.
- Use active voice (as opposed to passive).
- Use standard English word order: subject —> verb —> object.
- Avoid long noun strings.
- Avoid humor in most cases.
- Avoid jargon, slang, and idioms. Use only literal terms (e.g., met instead of ran into).
- Try to use words that have a single meaning (e.g., angry instead of mad).
- Use relative pronouns like "that" and "which."