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Tuesday, May 17 • 9:45am - 10:30am
Cut to the Core with Simplified Technical English

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English is not the native language of a significant percentage of your end users! Join this workshop to learn how to address this challenge by implementing Simplified Technical English. Although some businesses use English as their lingua franca, many users of documentation have various levels of English proficiency. This workshop introduces the ASD-STE100 (Aerospace and Defense Simplified Technical English Specification) as an example, explains the effort required to transition to a controlled authoring environment, and emphasizes the importance of critical thinking in complying with the standard. There will also be guided editing practice, and a summary of initial results from the presenter's Saab air-traffic management (ATM) experience.

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R. Douglas Eaton

Senior Technical Writer, Saab
Doug Eaton develops online Help and user manuals that support the Saab air-traffic management business. He has over 20 years of experience in technical writing and training and has won six awards for online and print communications, including an STC International Award for Excellence in Online Communications. He has served STC as a chapter president and publications-competition manager and has received membership awards in the Rochester and the... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 9:45am - 10:30am
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