Less is more: keeping it short and simple with ASD-STE100

The sessions will focus on the purpose of simplifying and controlling language in technical writing.

The aim is to design, create and deliver simplified and technical communication to meet smart users’ expectations and legal requirements.

The above supported and achieved by STE Simplified Technical English.

The four sessions on the focus of Technical Writing in English and STE illustrate the structure of the ASD-STE100 Specification and its advantages for translators and technical authors/writers.
ASD-STE100 (STE) is a controlled language which was developed in the early Eighties (as AECMA Simplified English) to help the users of English-language maintenance documentation understand what they read. It was initially applicable to commercial aviation. Subsequently, it became a requirement for Defense projects, including Land and Sea vehicles.

Today, the success of STE is such that other industries use it beyond its intended purpose of maintenance documentation and outside the Aerospace and Defense domains.
STE addresses difficulties in English comprehension related to complex sentence structures, confusing word forms, and ambiguous vocabulary.
Although STE was created to improve maintenance documentation, its principles can dramatically improve the reading quality of technical documentation in any industry.

Attendees will be provided with a link to the official ASD-STE100 website to receive their free copy of current Issue 7.

The four sessions will include interactive exercises with feedback.

Language: ENGLISH (Q&A in English and Italian)


Session 2

  • Writing rules: Verbs, Technical Verbs, Sentences,  Punctuation and word count

  • Daniela Zambrini
Less is more: keeping it short and simple with ASD-STE100 - Session 2
16:00 - 18:30

Dettaglio Sessione

18 Febbraio 2021 16:00
18 Febbraio 2021 18:30