For enhancing the international facet of STC by defining and championing global English guidelines and for continuing to advocate and raise the profile of effective technical communication through original research and presentations.
John Kohl is the author of The Global English Style Guide: Writing Clear, Translatable Documentation for a Global Market (2008, SAS Press). He has worked at SAS Institute in Cary, NC, as a technical writer, technical editor, and linguistic engineer since 1992. As a linguistic engineer, John customizes and supports tools and processes that help make technical documentation more consistent, easier to translate, and easier for non-native speakers of English to understand. John has a BA in German and an MA in teaching English as a second language. He also completed three years of doctoral study in communication and rhetoric, focusing on international technical communication.