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brDoc Schema: What is a Business Rules Paragraph (brPara)?

In this post, our Business Rules trainer Victoria Ichizli-Bartels will explain the brPara (business rules paragraph) and the reasons behind creating such a structure inside the new brDoc (business rules document) Schema in the S1000D Issue 4.2. A note beforehand: for the simplicity and readability purposes I omitted the “<” and “>” brackets at the… Read more brDoc Schema: What is a Business Rules Paragraph (brPara)?

Why Does It Make Sense to Generate a Business Rules Index First and a Guidance Document Second?

Most projects start their S1000D implementations with writing contracts and Statements of Work (SOW), sometimes even before even opening the specification. After that, they create plans for the technical publication based on those SOWs, which are then extended to define the project business rules. The specification is then consulted, and decision points are considered to… Read more Why Does It Make Sense to Generate a Business Rules Index First and a Guidance Document Second?

Bitesize STE – Essentials 4: Articles and pronouns

Bitesize STE is written by Ciaran Dodd, course director for Mekon’s Simplified Technical English (STE) training course. Since issue 7 of the ASD-STE100 Simplified Technical English (STE) specification came out in January, I have read it thoroughly while I updated our two-day Introduction to STE course. As part of the course, we review some essentials of grammar that… Read more Bitesize STE – Essentials 4: Articles and pronouns

Simplified Technical English (STE) training – new autumn dates available

Next available training dates 3-4 October. Mekon’s STE course is a practical introduction for those who will use Simplified Technical English (formerly AECMA Simplified English). The course introduces the philosophy of Simplified Technical English, explains the underlying grammatical principles and gives delegates opportunities to use Simplified Technical English in practical exercises. These exercises can be… Read more Simplified Technical English (STE) training – new autumn dates available