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Simplified English can really simplify complex content that is loaded with terms and jargon. Content that is full of technical terms is technical English writing. Usage of technical terms in a technical publication is pretty ordinary and it is directed only towards a particular audience that can understand the usage of technical English terms.
Most of the audiences might not be well versed and therefore may not be able to understand some of the terms. Therefore, the use of technical English writing in your contents has to be restricted to the minimum or can be made simple with the help of Simplified Technical English.
Not all audiences understand all the terms and so would have to search their meaning in the dictionary and then read further. This makes it a very cumbersome task.
Most of the audiences will probably get annoyed and leave it half way without knowing the exact meaning and shift to some other content. Terminology management software offers the best synonyms for complex technical terms.
A person involved with technical documentation needs to be competent enough to communicate his message aptly to all types of audiences (technical and non technical).
Non-technical audiences can understand simple English and for their sake it is advisable to translate it from a complex to a simple format by the means of many existing software applications that facilitate technical translation. Shufra (my company) helps to implement international documentation standards such as ASD-STE100 and S1000D, which help to emphasize and add meaning for the technical jargon that is used. This in turn entirely avoids misinterpretation and misunderstanding from the audience side. A good technical writer should be aware of what the readers need to want to read. He should thus convey the correct content and meaning using the right words and style.
The writer should use simple words in his writings that are easy to comprehend for the reader. The audience should be able to understand what the document is all about. So it has to be precise and easy to comprehend for the reader. A writer can be very effective if he can understand the readers’ requirements and background.
It is essential that your technical writing according to AECMA, SE and STE (e.g. IETM, AMM, CMM) provides the accurate information that is being looked for by the reader. While trying to find the solution, the reader must feel about the writing that it is concise, simple and interesting. It has to make the reader get interested in the written topic.
There are many requirements for technical writing in industries such as aerospace, defense, aircraft, etc. With the development of science and technology it has become possible to introduce new technical products in the market manufactured by different companies.
Therefore, it becomes necessary to find services of writers who can provide information on the usefulness of the newly launched product into the market. In this way, the different needs of different audiences can be met with. Their search for information on science and technology topics or products can be quicker if they get to read simple technical documents.
Dr Frans Wijma is the author of this article on [http://www.shufra.com.sg] on Simplified English.