Benefits of Simplified English & HyperSTE

Translations: easier, faster, cheaper and better

On average, the use of Simplified English and HyperSTE has resulted in

  • 30-40% reduction in words, as writers learn to stick to the 'need to know' and omit the 'nice to know'
  • Improved translation quality due to a clear source
  • 30%-50% reduction in translation cost

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Compliance with ASD-STE100, S1000D and ATA iSpec 2200

ASD Simplified Technical English is required for certain platforms in the aerospace and military industries. In addition, standards such as S1000D and ATA iSpec 2200 also call for the use of ASD Simplified English.

Standardized way of technical writing

Even if you don’t have to comply with ASD-STE100, Simplified Technical English helps you standardize your technical documentation, which will lead to greater efficiency, regardless of your industry.

Quality Assurance / Quality Control

In addition to Simplified English improving the quality of your product documentation, HyperSTE provides extensive reports for validation purposes. HyperSTE has helped our customers improve their cycle time by 30%!

Improved safety

Clear technical documentation in plain English is essential to ensure the safety of you and your customer, for instance during the operation of a lift truck, or while performing maintenance on an aircraft engine.

Customer satisfaction and improved customer service

As a result of using Simplified English, your product manuals will be easier to understand by your customers. One of the benefits: you will receive fewer phone calls from customers with problems.

Reduced time to market

Creating technical documentation more efficiently as a result of using Simplified Technical English will save time and reduce your time to market.

Reduced time for maintenance and operation

Maintenance manuals in plain English are clear and easier to understand, which saves time during maintenance and operation.

Efficiency in authoring

Not only will your technical documentation increase in quality, your technical writers will also become more efficient and increase their level of technical writing skills.

Facilitates structured authoring standards DITA and S1000D

Simplified English results in optimum reusability of terminology and sentences, thus facilitating structured authoring standards like DITA, S1000D and Information Mapping.

Support for Content Management

Simplified English enforces the use of clear and unambiguous terminology with its key principle: one word has one meaning. This will limit the use of inconsistent terminology that has the same meaning, facilitating optimum reusability which will not only apply to terms, but also to phrases and sometimes even to whole sentences. Simplified English therefore fully optimizes the use of Content Management Systems.


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