Workshop STE EN

Simplified Technical English workshop

ASD-STE100 Simplified Technical English (STE) is a controlled language that is used to write technical manuals in such a way that they can be more easily understood by an international audience. STE helps to make translations cheaper and more accurate.

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.


4 & 5 September 2017:
Two day workshop in Tiel

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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

* Shufrans and Foxiz also offer customized ASD-STE100 training solutions tailored to meet your specific requirements. These courses are normally provided at the customer’s premises.

What training outcomes to expect?

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
  • Facilitate modular writing and reuse
  • Facilitate teamwork
  • Facilitate translation
  • Maximise consistency
  • Optimise product lifecycle support
  • Reduce the cost of creating and maintaining technical publications

About the trainer

Ms. Shumin Chen, principal trainer & consultant at Shufrans TechDocs received her professional on-the-job training in the field of STE under the tutelage of Dr Frans Wijma, a linguist and documentation expert.

Together as an experienced global team, they provided their combined knowledge and dedication to benefit customers worldwide. To date, they have provided training and consultancy services to over 170 companies.

Shufrans TechDocs is the only company with such vast experience in providing certified STE training.

Shumin has supported various 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, Shumin 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.

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About Foxiz

Foxiz makes technology understandable

Whether you are talking about a shipyard or a water purification installation, a car or a GPS system; everything has or needs to have all the important and useful information for the user included.

This can be anything from a complete manual or short instruction worksheets, to a trainings video or commercial information.

Foxiz takes care of your documentation and guarantees understandable, clear texts and easy to follow instructions. We can give it all in one go:

  • Create Technical Documentation
  • Posting of Technical Writers
  • Software for your Technical Writers: SmartDocs
  • Translations in more than 50 languages

Foxiz is ISO 9001:2008 certified and guarantees quality.

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