Return On Investment
The advantages of Simplified Technical English are most evident when creating documentation that will be translated into a number of languages. Text in Simplified Technical English is easier to understand and may not even require translation. Where translation is needed, Simplified Technical English helps to drastically reduce translation cost and time-to-market, as it effectively eliminates redundant words and improves consistency. As the text volume is reduced by at least 20% and the remaining text becomes more repetitive, the use of Simplified Technical English typically results in 30 to 40% less translation cost.
With the ever increasing number of languages that companies need to deal with, the savings add up quickly. Moreover, the time-to-market is reduced by a similar percentage. As content in Simplified Technical English is easier to validate, technical writers will be more productive and fewer iterations and less rework will be required.