Outback photobook: could use some help from native English speakers

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by T. Heslenfeld, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. Hi there, I am a professional travel photographer from Holland. This autumn
    I'll publish my new photobook 'Hot' - about a 10.000 km 4WD-trip through the
    Australian outback, and a limited edition will be available as of this week
    by means of pre-ordering.

    The website dedicated to the new book is now live:
    http://www.hot-the-book.com Not being a native English speaker myself I'd
    highly appreciate it if some native speakers would check out the content
    (text) on any misstakes, poor translations, etc. Any recommendations and/or
    suggestions welcome, thanks a lot!

    T. Heslenfeld
    http://www.thijsheslenfeld.com
    office at thijsheslenfeld dot com
     
    T. Heslenfeld, Jul 27, 2009
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  2. He was specifically asking for a native _ENGLISH_ speaker, not a native
    Americanese speaker.
    Which is a good advise nevertheless. There is much more to translation
    than knowing the words as a native speaker.

    jue
     
    Jürgen Exner, Jul 27, 2009
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  3. T. Heslenfeld

    tony cooper Guest

    "Last april and may

    ....It's customary to capitalize the names of months and days of the
    week as proper nouns. Also on the "Reviews" page.

    Dutch travel photographer Thijs Heslenfeld drove a fourwheeldrive
    bushcamper right through


    ....Should be "four-wheel-drive bush camper".


    the heart of the Australian outback - 10.000 kilometres of dusty
    tracks and dirtroads,

    ....dirt roads

    through one
    of the remotest, hottest and most extreme places on our planet.

    ....Should be "most remote".

    Now his spectacular trip is being sculptured

    ....The word "sculptured" just doesn't fit. You might use "captured".

    to

    ....whatever is substituted for "sculptured" is done "in", not "on" his
    book.

    his new photobook: 'Hot - Life in the Australian outback'.

    ....check with your publisher on this, but I would expect "outback" to
    be capitalized in a book title.

    Hot

    ....add quote marks: 'Hot', to follow style.

    will be the follow up to his succesfull

    ....successful

    book 'Cold - sailing to Antarctica'.
    Cold

    ....add quote marks.
    is now in its third print and quickly became one
    of the best selling Dutch photobooks of 2008.

    ....best-selling

    This site contains a first 'sneak preview' of the book and its
    content, and is being updated regularly.


    ‘Hot - life in the Australian outback’
    180 pages full colour, hardcover
    out november 9th 2009
    price: EURO 39,50
     
    tony cooper, Jul 27, 2009
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  4. T. Heslenfeld

    tony cooper Guest

    He's asking for comments/corrections about his English on his
    *website*, not his book. You don't hire an editor for a few
    paragraphs on a website.
     
    tony cooper, Jul 28, 2009
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