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How Terminology Defined in Standards Supports Technical Writers

  • Presentation
  • Terminology
  • 02. November
  • 14:00 - 14:45 o'clock (CET)
  • Channel D | Online
  • finished
  • Presentation Slides
  •  Susanna Akdut

    Susanna Akdut

    • Roxell bv


During the research process for the creation of information for use, technical writers consult standards as an information source. Due to the presumption of conformity, this applies in particular to harmonized standards.

Standards always contain chapters dedicated to terms and their definitions. If the technical writer provides a term together with the standard it refers to, translators will find that term in the target-language standard.


Standards are essential research sources. Consistent terminology is necessary for creating correct information for use. Participants will learn how to research and use terms they find in standards and standards databases.

Prior knowledge

Knowledge of the technical writing process


 Susanna Akdut

Susanna Akdut

  • Roxell bv

Susanna Akdut is technical writer and Certified Expert in Machinery Safety. At Roxell bv, she is responsible for European and international certification procedures. She has a master in Economic Sciences, is guest lecturer for TC at KU Leuven and delegate of tekom Belgium.