Attend a 3-day certified ASD-STE100 workshop in Suwon, South Korea

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ASD-STE100 Simplified Technical English (STE) is a controlled language that is used to write technical manuals in such a way that they are more easily and accurately understood by an international audience, thus improving safety and efficiency. Often a formal requirement for aircraft and defence maintenance documentation, STE can easily be adapted to all technical industries and beyond.

Ms Shumin Chen will teach participants how to correctly and effectively use STE in practice. She will also address some of the mistakes commonly found in technical writing and the frequently incorrect use of common STE writing rules.

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Course outline

  • Practical overview of ASD-STE100 Simplified Technical English
  • How STE helps both native & non-native speakers of English
  • Writing rules and how to apply them in practice
  • How to use the general vocabulary
  • How to deal with industry-specific terminology
  • How to use STE for various documentation types
  • How to implement STE with minimal disruption to on-going production and existing documentation
  • Hands-on STE editing and review

Shufra’s training has been fully updated to support the latest version of the specification – Issue 6, January 2013.

Target audience

  • Compliance managers
  • Customer support managers
  • Documentation managers
  • Editors
  • Engineering managers
  • Engineers and SMEs who create documentation
  • ILS managers
  • Maintenance managers
  • Operation managers
  • Product managers
  • Project managers
  • Quality managers
  • Safety managers
  • Technical writers
  • Translation managers
  • Translators

Course date and location

We are pleased to invite you to participate in our upcoming certified ASD-STE100 training class in Suwon (Ibis Ambassador Hotel) on 1, 2 and 3 June 2015. We will also be delighted to tailor a dedicated class at your premises to best meet your specific requirements.

Training outcome

Our interactive training, exercises and workshop will teach participants to standardise content to:

  • Author more efficiently
  • Communicate more effectively with a global audience
  • Improve operational safety
  • Reduce AOG / downtime
  • Facilitate modular writing and reuse
  • Facilitate teamwork
  • Facilitate translation
  • Maximise consistency
  • Optimise product lifecycle support
  • Reduce the cost of creating and maintaining technical publications

Trainer’s qualifications

Ms Shumin Chen, trainer & consultant at Shufra Ltd., has been working with customers in various industries worldwide. In the last eight years, Ms Chen received her professional on-the-job training the field of STE under the tutelage of Dr Frans Wijma, a linguist and documentation expert who has been active in the field of controlled language, multilingual documentation and standards.

Dr Wijma is widely regarded as the leading expert worldwide in the field of technical documentation and standardized controlled language. Together, they have delivered Shufra Consultancy’s highly practical classes to more than 160 companies around the world. Shufra is the only company with such vast experience in providing certified STE training.

Ms Chen has helped many companies with their STE and other documentation needs, based on standards where possible. Although STE was developed for the aerospace industry, more specifically for aircraft maintenance documentation, Ms Chen found that it made a lot of sense to apply the same principles to other industries and types of documents as well. Few -if any- changes to the specification are necessary to adapt STE to industries ranging from machinery to IT, automotive to medical equipment.

Customers include

  • Aerospace and aviation: Air Arabia, Beriev, Boeing, EADS, Embraer, Eurocopter, GMF AeroAsia, Goodrich, Honeywell, IAI, Lufthansa Systems, Parker, Rolls-Royce, TAI, Vestergaard
  • Defence: Kraus-Maffei Wegmann, Patria, Rheinmetall, SAAB Systems, FNSS Defence Systems
  • Automotive: Kubota, Volkswagen
  • Electronics: ABB, Hewlett Packard, Philips, Samsung
  • IT & telecom: Huawei, Microsoft, Radisys, WatchGuard
  • Machinery: Black & Decker, Finn-Power, Sandvik, Shikoku Kakoki, Tetra Pak, Voortman Steel Group, Langen Group, MOBA, Zehnder group
  • Medical equipment: Elekta, IMPAC, Omron
  • Documentation/engineering companies: AAC, Citec, EGO Translating, Hansem EZ User Guides, Larsen & Toubro, Tata Consultancy Services, Translatum, Triview

HansemEUG is our trusted local partner that facilitates Shufra’s certified ASD-STE100 training in South Korea. For more information or to register, please send your enquiries and feedback to Ms Danbi Kwak, Language Services Manager:

About Hansem Global

Hansem Global is an ISO Certified and globally recognized language service provider. Since 1990, Hansem Global has been a leading language service company in Asia and helping the world’s top companies to excel in the global marketplace. Thanks to the local production centers in Asia along with a solid global language network, Hansem Global offers a full list of major languages in the world. Contact us for your language needs!