Controlled Language Implementations–The road to success

Presentation Abstract

Providing your end users with good and correct information is no sinecure and will help save cost. There are a number of standards, style guides and specifications that will help you with this process, but with so many around (that sometimes contradict each other), it is easy to lose control. Moreover, is it sufficient to provide authors with software tools and a set of instructions?

Although standards like Simplified Technical English are a great basis to ‘control’ your authoring, unlike the name, implementing it is not a simple thing to do. It takes the right mindset, tools and processes to prevent you from going to wrong way.

What are the secrets to a successful implementation of a controlled language? And what are the secrets to truly improving your content?

What can attendees expect to learn?

This presentation will discuss how to ensure your controlled language implementation becomes a successful one. Based on over 17 years of implementation experience (it’s not all about tooling), we will provide you with a roadmap and how to deal with common challenges and pitfalls.

Meet the Presenter

Roy Wijnen is the Product Manager for Controlled Language at Etteplan, a publicly listed company with over 3,000 experts in engineering, technical documentation and IoT solutions. He has a background in linguistics and technology and strongly believes in applying controlled language to improve language quality and providing end users with engaging content. Roy has trained hundreds of technical authors worldwide working in various industries in the past 10 years, his training sessions are highly regarded by global leaders in their industries.

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