International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies
Document preparation

Drafting IEC publications



The IEC editing team

All IEC editors are bilingual and work in both language versions (English and French). However, their task is not to translate – the French translation is the responsibility of the French National Committee (UTE).


As far as possible, each editor is responsible for a specific set of TC/SCs. They edit the texts, focussing on aspects such as structure, grammar and applying the ISO/IEC Directives, rather than on the technical content.


The editors' task is to check:

  • compliance with ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2;
  • the equivalence of the two language versions (French and English);
  • consistency within the document, and if possible, within the series;
  • language: grammar, spelling and punctuation


For further advice or questions on the writing and editing of documents, please contact the IEC editing team.