Simplified Technical English
We translate technical texts into English in accordance with the ASD-STE100 standard. We can also edit existing maintenance instructions, user manuals, and other technical documents written in English to comply with the ASD-STE100 standard.
The purpose of the ASD-STE100 standard is to help to produce simple and easily understandable documentation in English. The name of the standard, ASD-STE100, comes from AeroSpace Defense and Simplified Technical English. The standard was first applied in the 1980s in the aerospace industry and today its practices are utilised across various industry branches.
The ASD-STE100 standard could be characterised as a writing manual for technical text. The standard contains defined grammar and syntax rules for writing in English as well as a vocabulary in English. The writing rules are divided into sections, for instance, on grammar and stylistic instructions. The vocabulary contains all words, technical terms, and verbs accepted in the standard.
The basic idea of the standard is that a word has only one meaning.
How will your business benefit from the ASD-STE100 standard?
The grammar and syntax rules and the vocabulary of the ASD-STE100 standard help to produce simple and easily understandable text in English. The writers learn to produce clearer and more coherent text of even higher quality. The standard aims at eliminating the possibility of misunderstandings and ambiguities from the texts altogether. At the same time, the operational safety of your products is enhanced with the help of simple and easily understandable maintenance instructions, user manuals, and other technical documentation. Studies have proven that the translation of technical texts in accordance with the standard can create cost savings of up to 30 per cent. In addition, savings are already made in the production phase of the text, as the writing process as a whole becomes clearer. Technical writers and translators can use the same terminology and work with the text according to the same rules and principles. This produces even better quality, increasing user-friendliness and client satisfaction at the same time.