Re: Generic Simplified English word list for software industry?

Subject: Re: Generic Simplified English word list for software industry?
From: "Bryan Johnson" <bryan -dot- johnson -at- thecomwellgroup -dot- com>
To: "Lin Sims" <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 08:43:19 -0500

If you haven't already, take a look at John Smart's company and
product Maxit ( John is not only extremely
knowledgeable having worked his entire career in the simplified English
market, but is also extremely personable and helpful.

All the best,


>>> "Lin Sims" <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com> 12/1/2008 3:11 PM >>>
My google-fu has failed me. All I can find are companies that will
help you construct a Simplified/Controlled Technical English list for
your specific company by "data mining" the existing documentation.
There is very little of that at my present company, because I only
started writing it in July. Also, I'd rather have something like this
from the beginning, so that I don't have to do massive amounts of
editing later on, when a data mining would become feasible.

I do have a copy of the AECMA Simplified English writing rules and
word usage, but that doesn't have terms for the software industry and
I'd just as soon not have to reinvent the wheel.

So what I need is a generic, software-centric Simplified English
guide/thingy, one that I can add terms peculiar to this company to.

Is there one? Where can I get it?


Lin Sims

Bryan K. Johnson
Senior Partner
The ComWell Group, LLC

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