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April 2, 2015

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

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.

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
  • CIO, COO, CTO
  • 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


Hansem EUG 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: mailto:danbi@ezuserguide.com.

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