Technical writing and translation in STE (Simplified Technical English)

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Start time:Sep 17, 2014 16:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Language:English
Summary:Controlled grammatical structures and vocabulary – on which STE is based – have the purpose of producing texts that are easily understandable and, consequently, of dramatically reducing any possible misinterpretation. Another important aspect that will be discussed is the STE adaptability and flexibility. In essence, if the rules and vocabulary of STE can be considered adequate to be used by other industries or to assist the automatic translation process. Although STE has a controlled vocabulary (mainly mined from aviation maintenance manual) of approximately 800 words, the specification remains flexible through an unrestricted categorical use of technical names and technical verbs that are applicable to specific projects, companies and industries.
Description
The presentation's purpose is to introduce ASD Simplified Technical English, Specification ASD-STE100 (STE), as a standard recognized and used worldwide. It will include a brief history of the STE specification within the aviation industry, its range of applications, a summary of its structure, the overall principles and rules. The focus will be put on the fact that STE is regarded as an important and valuable resource for technical writing to simplify the correct understanding of instructions by the operators and remove linguistic barriers.
Target audience
Technical Translators & Technical Writers
Learning objectives
After the Webinar you will know what ASD Simplified Technical English stands for and why it has been created. In addition, you will get an idea of the basic writing rules and the content of its Glossary. You will also know where to request the latest copy from and what tools are available in the market in order to support the implementation of STE (Simplified Technical English).
Prerequisites
Experience in Translation and Technical Writing
Program
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Introduction
- The importance of communication
- The need of global language
- English as the global language. Controlled languages as standards

ASD Simplified Technical English
- Historical background, principles, basic rules

Tutorial
- Part 1 – Writing Rules
- Part 2 – Dictionary
Virtual platform system requirements
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Trainer
Irene Koukia    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Irene Koukia was born in Germany.

She obtained the Travel and Tourism Consultant Diploma from IATA/UFTAA in 1992 and successfully completed the One-year translator training program at meta|φραση School of Translator Training in 2010. She also obtained a diploma as a Personal & Business Coach from ILS GmbH in April 2015, and she is studying Business Administration at the Hellenic Open University.

She is working as a Technical Translator, mainly from German/English to Greek, at her own company, Metafrasma Ltd, since 2008. She also works as a Trainer for ProZ.com since 2011, and as a Tutor for meta|φραση School of Translator Training since 2015. She is the National Representative of STEMG for Greece, following the nomination by the HASDIG, providing training and certification for ASD-STE100.
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Technical writing and translation in STE (Simplified Technical English)

Shlomo (Salomon) Liberman Identity Verified
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Typo in the description of Learning Objectives for this course Sep 15, 2014

....what tools are available in the marked => ...market

 

Neil Ashby
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Why so many non-native English translators?? STE makes MT a viable option!!Sep 15, 2014

Hi all,

It is very curious to see that nearly all of the attendees are non-native English speakers - why do you all need to know about writing technical English? As good professionals, as defined by ProZ (the irony), shouldn't you only work into your native language??

Do you all realise that English texts written according to the rules of STE can be easily and quite accurately translated by Machine Translation, thus the industry's interest, "translate once into English then
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Hi all,

It is very curious to see that nearly all of the attendees are non-native English speakers - why do you all need to know about writing technical English? As good professionals, as defined by ProZ (the irony), shouldn't you only work into your native language??

Do you all realise that English texts written according to the rules of STE can be easily and quite accurately translated by Machine Translation, thus the industry's interest, "translate once into English then afterwards we can translate into all other languages for free with MT" - hey presto, we're out of work ;@)

Yours curiously,

[Edited at 2014-09-15 09:41 GMT]
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Irene Koukia Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:32
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Typo in the description of Learning Objectives for this course Sep 16, 2014

Thank you for your message. Typo correctedicon_smile.gif


ScanTrans wrote:

....what tools are available in the marked => ...market


[Edited at 2014-09-16 09:22 GMT]


 

Irene Koukia Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:32
German to Greek
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Why so many non-native English translators?? STE makes MT a viable option!!Sep 16, 2014

Hi Neil,

Purpose of this webinar is the introduction of STE as a controlled language.
MT is not an accurate tool for STE, since it is not accurate anyway - if it was we would not be that busy.
Raising awareness on STE's existence is important for technical translators. There are also thoughts of creating a controlled language in other languages but that is still in discussion.
You pointed out that there are many non-natives. Knowledge never hurt anyone, has it? It does
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Hi Neil,

Purpose of this webinar is the introduction of STE as a controlled language.
MT is not an accurate tool for STE, since it is not accurate anyway - if it was we would not be that busy.
Raising awareness on STE's existence is important for technical translators. There are also thoughts of creating a controlled language in other languages but that is still in discussion.
You pointed out that there are many non-natives. Knowledge never hurt anyone, has it? It does not mean that the colleagues will start translation into English since this is not an English course (and I am no native speaker of English either).

Best regards,
Irene


Best regards,
Irene



Neil Ashby wrote:

Hi all,

It is very curious to see that nearly all of the attendees are non-native English speakers - why do you all need to know about writing technical English? As good professionals, as defined by ProZ (the irony), shouldn't you only work into your native language??

Do you all realise that English texts written according to the rules of STE can be easily and quite accurately translated by Machine Translation, thus the industry's interest, "translate once into English then afterwards we can translate into all other languages for free with MT" - hey presto, we're out of work ;@)

Yours curiously,

[Edited at 2014-09-15 09:41 GMT]
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Unchalind Phongsamai Identity Verified
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Powerpoint presentationSep 24, 2014

Hi,

The webinar is good and I would like to have powerpoint presentation, where can I download it?


Best Regards,

UnchalindP

[Edited at 2014-09-24 06:04 GMT]


 
Powerpoint presentationSep 24, 2014

unchalindp wrote:

Hi,

The webinar is good and I would like to have powerpoint presentation, where can I download it?


Best Regards,

UnchalindP

[Edited at 2014-09-24 06:04 GMT]


Hello UnchalindP,

Thank you for your interest in the training.

I have just resent a link to training materials as requested.

My bests,
Helen


 

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