Archives for April 2016

Simplified Technical English and the Thumbs Up Technique (Step 3/3)

In his previous article, Ferry Vermeulen, MSc. showed us how to how to use the online STE-Dictionary to find approved usage of words. as Step #2 of the Thumbs Up Technique for Simplified Technical English. In this last  article, he discusses Step#3, modifying the sentences into simple and comprehensible language, based on the suggestions made by … [Read more...]

Simplified Technical English and Clearer Documentation through the Thumbs Up Technique (3/3)

As discussed in the beginning of this first article, Simplified Technical English (STE) is generally considered as being of great importance for writing clear and unambiguous content, mainly for user instructions like maintenance manuals. In this series of three articles, Ferry Vermeulen, MSc. will show three steps that will help to apply … [Read more...]

CFP: CPTSC 2016, October 6 to 8, Savannah, GA

Location: Georgia Coastal Conference Center in Savannah, GA Theme: (Re)Considering Programs in Terms of Methods, Methodologies, and Practices With such dramatic growth over the last fifteen years, it is important that we take time to be reflexive about the sustainability of our programs and how we can ensure they remain responsive to the … [Read more...]

Request for Speaker: Seminar on Professional Communication in Spanish

An IEEE PCS member in El Salvador is looking for someone to give a seminar on professional communication in Spanish in July. Please see the details in this document (in Spanish). … [Read more...]

Simplified Technical English and the Thumbs Up Technique (Step 2)

In his previous article, Ferry Vermeulen, MSc. showed us how to  determine relevant information and delete any non-relevant information as Step #1 of the Thumbs Up Technique for Simplified Technical English. In his second  article, he discusses Step#2, how to use the online STE-Dictionary to find approved usage of words. The words you choose in … [Read more...]

Simplified Technical English and Clearer Documentation through the Thumbs Up Technique (2/3)

As discussed in the beginning of this first article, Simplified Technical English (STE) is generally considered as being of great importance for writing clear and unambiguous content, mainly for user instructions like maintenance manuals.  In this series of three articles, Ferry Vermeulen, MSc. will show three steps that will help to apply … [Read more...]

How Engineers Will Save the World | Anthony Fasano

Watch Anthony Fasano's TEDx talk on How Engineers Will Save the World: https://youtu.be/VXEKadnTmsQ Anthony is the author of the IEEE-Wiley series book, Engineer Your Own Success: 7 Key Elements to Creating an Extraordinary Engineering Career, and strategies for improving communication skills in various formal and informal workplace … [Read more...]

Simplified Technical English and Clearer Documentation through the Thumbs Up Technique (1/3)

Simplified Technical English (STE) is generally considered as being of great importance for writing clear and unambiguous content, mainly for user instructions like maintenance manuals. However, many technical writers experience specific problems when implementing STE. Although theoretically possible, STE is not an easy language to learn by … [Read more...]

How to Implement Simplified Technical English and Write Clearer Documentation with the Thumbs Up Technique (Part 1/3)

Simplified Technical English (STE) is generally considered as being of great importance for writing clear and unambiguous content, mainly for user instructions like maintenance manuals. However, many technical writers experience specific problems when implementing STE. Although theoretically possible, STE is not an easy language to learn by … [Read more...]