To provide participants with the processes that result in successful technical writing. In this full-day session, participants will learn how to develop a process-oriented, formulaic approach to writing; create and use an outline to manage a document; identify and write to the needs of the audience; and make writing simple, clear, and concise. Without solid technical writing skills, it is difficult and time-consuming to write any type of technical document.
Well-organized technical documents are a necessary part of doing business for virtually every organization—from IT and engineering to service providers and non-profits, to construction and transportation—in other words, any organization that creates policies, plans, reports, studies, proposals, or similar documents.
- Learn the elements and approaches to make documents clear and concise
- Manage sentence and paragraph lengths and structure to ensure clarity
- Make technical materials understandable to less or nontechnical readers
- Use appropriate words and jargon
- Understand and use tone, voice, and person
- Write to the interests and level of your most likely readers
- Build an outline and use it as a document management tool
- Create relationships between document sections to expedite allocating information and locating data between sections
- Understand what goes in a section and what doesn’t
- Learn how to write using bullets
Employees and managers seeking ways to improve their technical writing skills
Janet Arrowood, The Write Source