The article “Avoiding Ambiguity: Understanding the Need for a Controlled Vocabulary” by Scott Abel reflects some of the conversations of ITC members at the SIG business meeting in May at the 2010 STC Summit.
The AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe publishes “ASD Simplified Technical English,” Specification ASD-STE100, European Community Trade Mark No. 004901195, International specification for the preparation of maintenance documentation in a controlled language. A consulting firm has assembled resources on this standard and offers training in many locations.
As part of STC’s memberships in the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and Localization Industry Standards Association (LISA), STC has the opportunity to nominate experts to join the working group for the new Simplified English international standard. Details are posted on STC’s Notebook:
Anyone interested should contact Annette Reilly, STC Standards Council Manager, email@example.com, by 13 November with a brief statement of experience and qualifications in this area.