April 2017
By Monika Engelke

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TCTrainNet adds training unit on Simplified Technical English

As a technical writer, your main task is to transfer technical information to users in a clear way to help prevent user errors. In global organizations, a large amount of user information is written in English, with STE (Simplified Technical English) playing an important role as an international standard. Professional technical writers have a lot to gain by using this standard to communicate and be understood accurately worldwide.

That is why TCTrainNet has added a new training unit on STE that has been developed by our experts! In this new unit, you will get an overview of more than 60 rules that will help improve your writing skills.

The STE learning unit serves as a basic introduction to the concept and working principles of STE.

ASD-STE100 Simplified Technical English (STE) is the international standard for accurate and efficient documentation. STE helps to make technical documentation easy to understand by standardizing vocabulary, grammar and style, while letting users control their specific terminology.

It includes

  •  a set of technical English writing rules, and
  • a basic general vocabulary dictionary for writing technical documentation.

Language for all industries

STE addresses difficulties in understanding the English language. Problems related to complex sentence structures, confusing word forms, and unclear vocabulary are identified and resolved using STE technical writing rules. In George Orwell’s words, "If you simplify your English, you are freed from the worst follies of orthodoxy."

 The learning unit is intended to help you

  • use words from the STE dictionary to replace ambiguous, confusing technical terms in your technical documentation,
  • apply STE writing rules in practice, and
  • gain a practical working knowledge of ASD-STE100 Simplified Technical English

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To learn more about the tekom’s technical writing and certification platform TCTrainNet click here.