Simplified Technical English (in English)

In this training, we’ll go through the Simplified Technical English specification and see how you can use it in your own work.

During the training day we’ll

  • Learn the basics of Simplified Technical English
  • Cover each STE writing rule
  • Study the STE dictionary
  • Examine other ways to improve the text quality
  • Practise using STE with your own texts

This training is held in English.

Target group

The training is suitable for those in the technical communication and translation businesses who haven’t used STE in their work before.

If you are not in the technical communication or translation business, but you write technical English in your work and would want to improve your skills, we can recommend the course Writing technical texts in English.

 

 

 

Prerequisites

This course has no prerequisites.

Contents

Introduction

  • Welcome to the training

What is STE?

  • History and development
  • Pros and cons
  • Tools

STE writing rules

  • Words
  • Noun clusters
  • Verbs
  • Sentences
  • Procedural writing
  • Descriptive writing
  • Safety instructions
  • Punctuation and word counts
  • Writing practices

STE-sanasto

  • How to read the dictionary
  • How to use the dictionary in your own work
  • Examples of the most common STE challenges

Beyond STE

  • User-centered writing
  • Readability
  • Minimalistic writing
  • Quality

Exercises

  • Editing your own text according to the STE rules
  • Recap of findings

Duration and location of the training

​The duration of the training is 1 day. The day begins at 9.00 and ends at 16.00. Morning coffee and small snacks are available starting at 8.30. Lunch is around 12.00. Afternoon coffee and snacks are around 14.00.

The training is held in the premises of Adina Solutions Oy at Rautatienkatu 21 B, Tampere.

Trainer

The trainer Laura Katajisto is the Chief Technology Officer at Adina Solutions Oy. Laura has been writing technical English since 2001. Laura is a popular speaker in conferences and an experienced trainer. You can read more about Laura from her LinkedIn profile.

Price

The price of the training is 590 euros + VAT 24%.

Group discount: If there are two or more attendees from the same company, the price is 490 euros + alv 24% per person.

Next training days

Tue 26 November 2019

Tue 7 January 2020

Are the days or date not suitable for you? Or, would you like a training that is customised to your organisation? Changes and customised trainings are possible – get in touch with us!

 

Registration and further questions

To register or ask further questions, e-mail Laura Katajisto (laura.katajisto@adina.fi).

 

Cancellations

You can cancel your enrolment free of charge no later than 8 days before the training day. For cancellations done later, we will charge 50% of any training fees. If you do not cancel at all, we will charge 100% of the training fee. Substitutions may be made at any time.