Simplified Technical English Courses
As part of this Community of Interest, TD-Info has established a programme of Simplified Technical English (STE) Training Courses. This training is mandatory for engineers responsible for the preparation of company technical publications.
TD-Info hosts 3 day courses at its offices north of Bristol. The next dates for these are:
• 6 - 8th March
• 12 - 14th June
• 11 – 13 September
• 23 - 25 October
However, STE courses can also be delivered at company premises by arrangement. This is an essential training course for those preparing company technical publications. TD-Info has also developed 2 x 1 day courses... a STE Taster Day and also a Train the STE Trainer Day. For more information on these and the 3 day standard STE Training Course, please contact Maria MacDonald its STE specialist.
Maria is a linguist with a Modern Languages degree and an Interpreter's Certificate. She has approximately 30 years’ experience as a business linguist with particular experience in technical translation and STE training for the aerospace sector. Maria is the UK national coordinator for STE and a member of the international body, the ASD Simplified Technical English Maintenance Group who revised and issued the latest STE release in 2017.
Assistant course tutor, Alexia MacDonald, is also a linguist who works extensively with the use of language in different contexts - including industrial, commercial and technical ones where STE is an international lingua franca.
An indicative rate per delegate for a 3-day Course at TD-Info is £690.00 (ex VAT) - prices subject to change so contact TD-Info on current rates. The 3 day course includes tuition, STE Course materials, a STE Dictionary and refreshments
For more information and booking, please contact Sue Russell, Deputy TD-Info Lead.
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Simplified Technical English Course Brochure Public Expand
Last Updated: 17 Feb 2019 19:54 Download
The benefits of using STE include reducing risk, increasing efficiency and saving time and costs. Using Simplified Technical English (STE) means that documents such as user and technical manuals, service check-lists, emails relating to technical and legal information and the like are unambiguous and geared for international usage. This improves safety and increases user and customer satisfaction. There is more ‘right-first-time’ actions because instructions are clear and unambiguous when expressed using STE.
Guide &/or FAQ document Learning Simplified Technical English - STE Standards
STE Booking Form Public Expand
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Booking form for the three day STE Training Course.
Simplified Technical English - STE Training
TD-Info Slide Pack January 2019 v01 (pdf format) Public Expand
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Slide Pack in pdf format about Team Defence Information covers: Members, structure, reporting & operating model; What we do; values; staff members; Joint Information Group (JIG) – ICEF, Trading Forum; Defence & Industry Support Chain Optimisation Group (DISCOG) – Activities & Working Groups; New Green Box construct and activities; Defence Support Network Transformation- DSN(T); Skills Collaboration, Learning & Development; Events, Conferences, Seminars, Good Practice Awards
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UK STE - What is Simplified Technical English Public (+3) Expand
Last Updated: 23 Jan 2015 14:16 Download
Specification ASD-STE100 Simplified Technical English (STE) is an international specification for the preparation of maintenance documentation in a controlled language. ASD-STE100 has a European Community Trademark and is copyright and is owned by ASD, Brussels, Belgium. It is a set of Writing Rules and a Dictionary of controlled vocabulary. The words in the dictionary were chosen for their simplicity and ease of recognition. When there are several words in English for a certain thing or action (synonyms), ASD-STE100 gives one of these synonyms to the exclusion of the others (whenever possible, “one word – one meaning”). Specification ASD STE-100 is maintained by the Simplified Technical English Maintenance Group (STEMG)- http://www.asd-ste100.org
Simplified Technical English - STE
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Careful How you say that - Article on Simiplified Technical English Public Expand
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Why it’s crucial to use Simplified Technical English for technical documentation. Maria MacDonald explains why it pays to choose your words carefully when creating product and
maintenance documentation. A qualified linguist with over 30 years’ experience in technical
translation and over a decade as a trainer of technical authors and engineers in Simplified Technical English (STE), Maria is the UK’s National Coordinator for STE and a member of the STE Maintenance Group for the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD). She provides public courses in STE which are hosted at the UKCeB premises and can tailor on-site courses too. Details via UKCeB website.
Learning Simplified Technical English - STE
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