This seminar helps engineers and technical managers solve problems of format, structure, and style of technical documents. By giving the technical writer guidelines needed to produce readable, logical, concise material, the seminar enables them to communicate abstract ideas and complex data to technical and non-technical readers.
- Organize effective letters, proposals, manuals, and reports
- Develop a clear and concise writing style
- Write to meet the needs of both technical and non-technical readers
- Understand the function of each section of a report
- Eliminate jargon, clichés, redundancy, wordiness, and antiquated phrases
- Overcome writer's block and the stress of getting started
- Improve wording and phrasing
- Sharpen editorial skills
- Eliminate lengthy sentences and paragraphs
- Create comprehensive yet succinct summaries and abstracts
- Understand the correct way of writing numbers, units, equations, and symbols.
- Understand the proper use of tables, graphs, charts, and other illustrations
- Survey useful rules of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and capitalization
Length of Program: One or two day format available.
Recommended Number of Participants: 12-15
Text: The Elements of Technical Writing (Macmillan) by Gary Blake and Robert W. Bly