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jsfoto

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« on: September 04, 2013, 02:30 »
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As I'm not an English native speaker (you might have realized it already  ;D ) I thought it might be a good idea to open this thread. Our network is growing fast and many of us are not English native speakers but would like to have a site that does look professional ... including the English texts. So this is where native speakers could jump in, giving some help and hints.

So here is my first question:

Simple, reasonable pricing ... starting from 4 $

I think everybody can understand it, but is it correct and does it sound good in English?

BTW ... if a native speaker does find anything on my site that sounds strange or is just wrong, please let me know.


« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2013, 04:04 »
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Although you say four dollars when you speak, it is normally written as $4

Is this the sort of thing you are looking for?

jsfoto

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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2013, 04:12 »
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Yes exactly ... in this case I just didn't know whether you better say starting with, starting at or sarting from ... I didn't even think about $4 oder 4$. Thanks for that :)

« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2013, 04:55 »
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Yes exactly ... in this case I just didn't know whether you better say starting with, starting at or sarting from ... I didn't even think about $4 oder 4$. Thanks for that :)


I would say starting at.

jsfoto

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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2013, 05:04 »
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Thanks Christin and Cathy. Perhaps we can keep this thread up ... sure the non native speakers will profit, but also the network, when the texts sound professional.
« Last Edit: September 04, 2013, 11:44 by jsfoto »

ShazamImages

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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2013, 06:09 »
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...I just didn't know whether you better say starting with, starting at or starting from ...

You can say either starting at or starting from.  I prefer starting from.

« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2013, 07:15 »
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I could not find the correct version for from/at

If anyone wants other people's opinions on their text probably easiest to post it here

« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2013, 08:59 »
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I could not find the correct version for from/at


as an TEFL ( Teach English as a Foreign Language) teacher, I will add my 2 cents here.

both from and at are correct, but they have slightly different meanings and not really worth worrying about.

jsfoto

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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2013, 11:43 »
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Thanks everybody

« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2013, 11:48 »
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Couple of suggestions from your "about" page (the strike through text is what you currently have):


Welcome to Flashstockphoto, the stock photo agency of  Jochen Schnfeld. I am have been a stock photographer for many years, based in the South of Germany. 

 My ambition goal is to have the pictures you need here, but if I do not, I can offer an alternative where you can purchase direct from another independent artist. If you want to search the entire symbiostock network you can do so here: symbiostock.info

From your description of yourself that shows up on image pages:

I'm living I live in the South of Germany, working as photographer since for almost 20 years.

I would probably say "I live in Southern Germany and have worked as a photographer for almost 20 years". I'm not sure if Southern Germany would be confusing to someone who knows Germany well, but I say I live in Western Washington, not the West of Washington.

Hope these help :)

jsfoto

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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2013, 12:06 »
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Wow. Thanks a lot Jo Ann. I'll change that soon! Very much appreciated!

« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2013, 15:25 »
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Just to confuse that last bit even more , I live in the south east of England. Perhaps it depends where you live how it is referred to?

jsfoto

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« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2013, 00:50 »
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Couple of suggestions from your "about" page (the strike through text is what you currently have):


Welcome to Flashstockphoto, the stock photo agency of  Jochen Schnfeld. I am have been a stock photographer for many years, based in the South of Germany. 

 My ambition goal is to have the pictures you need here, but if I do not, I can offer an alternative where you can purchase direct from another independent artist. If you want to search the entire symbiostock network you can do so here: symbiostock.info

From your description of yourself that shows up on image pages:

I'm living I live in the South of Germany, working as photographer since for almost 20 years.

I would probably say "I live in Southern Germany and have worked as a photographer for almost 20 years". I'm not sure if Southern Germany would be confusing to someone who knows Germany well, but I say I live in Western Washington, not the West of Washington.

Hope these help :)

Thanks again Jo Ann... I just fixed it. If it is not asked to much and you can find the time I would very much appreciate a check of my F.A.Q.

jsfoto

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« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2013, 03:10 »
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I just put a new slideshow on my site using these four text snippets:

Stock photos direct from the artist

Reasonable pricing starting at $4

Network with over 100.000 images

Secure checkout with PayPal


I hope they sound like English English, not like German English  ;D

« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2013, 06:23 »
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I just put a new slideshow on my site using these four text snippets:

Stock photos direct from the artist

Reasonable pricing starting at $4

Network with over 100.000 images

Secure checkout with PayPal


I hope they sound like English English, not like German English  ;D

A minor point (pun intended) but most of the World would write ein hundert tausend as 100,000 or 100 000 rather than the Continental 100.000

jsfoto

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« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2013, 06:29 »
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Nice pun  :)  Thanks Russell!

« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2013, 14:01 »
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I just put a new slideshow on my site using these four text snippets:

Stock photos direct from the artist

Reasonable pricing starting at $4

Network with over 100.000 images

Secure checkout with PayPal


I hope they sound like English English, not like German English  ;D

A minor point (pun intended) but most of the World would write ein hundert tausend as 100,000 or 100 000 rather than the Continental 100.000

also a reminder that when entering prices you need to enter 15.00 rather than 15,00 even for euros and other currencies -- I've noticed a couple of people who ended up with huge prices this way and have sent PM when I see them, but may miss some


 

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