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4.7 (33 Reviews)

Effective Technical Writing

Length
3 days
Price
2,495 USD
Next course start
24 June, 2024 (+7 start dates)
Delivery
Virtual Classroom
Length
3 days
Price
2,495 USD
Next course start
24 June, 2024 (+7 start dates)
Delivery
Virtual Classroom
From 2,495 USD / person

Course description

AMA - American Management Association

Effective Technical Writing

Technical writing is unique because of its specialized content. It must convey objectivity and reach both technical and nontechnical audiences with exactness and clarity. Along with writing emails, letters and reports, the technical writer must be able to prepare definitions, physical descriptions, product specifications, procedures, test and laboratory results, and many other kinds of documents.

This seminar offers you a battery of tools and techniques to help you jumpstart the writing process on any challenging technical writing endeavor. You will learn ways to defeat writer’s block, procrastination and writer’s anxiety, as well as how to develop a better understanding of readers’ needs and expectations. You will also discover principles and approaches that cover a broad range of industries and topics and get hands-on experience improving your technical writing ESP—efficiency, sufficiency and proficiency. In addition, you will receive expert feedback on your work from an experienced writing consultant to help fine-tune your new skills.

Upcoming start dates

Choose between 7 start dates

24 June, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online

15 July, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online

22 August, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online

17 September, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online

21 October, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online

14 November, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online

17 December, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online

Who should attend?

Engineers, scientists, IT/computer personnel and people in R&D and other technical areas who wish to enhance their technical writing skills in order to better communicate with their audiences.

Training content

Learning Objectives

  • Distinguish Among the Elements of Technical Documents
  • Create a Full Range of Technical Documents with a Solid Structure
  • Use Templates to Jumpstart the Writing Process
  • Use Techniques for Overcoming Writer’s Block
  • Evaluate Technical Data Based on the Writer’s Purpose and the Reader’s Concerns
  • Prepare Detailed Messages with a Style for Technical and Nontechnical Writers
  • Structure the Format to Enhance Presentation and Ideas
  • Use Linking Words and Phrases in Sentences and Paragraphs
  • Apply Best Practices for Displaying Visual Information
  • Edit Language for Precision, Clarity, and Conciseness
  • Choose Language for Appropriateness
  • Summarize Complex Issues with Authority

The Landscape

  • Define Technical Writing
  • Identify Characteristics of Technical Writing
  • Distinguish Between Two Commonly Used Technical Writing Styles
  • Classify the Challenges That Technical Writers Face

The Maps

  • Distinguish Among the Elements of Technical Documents
  • Identify a Full Range of Technical Documents with a Solid Structure
  • Use Templates to Jumpstart the Writing Process

The Technical Writing Process

  • Overcome Writer’s Block
  • Generate Ideas Through an Efficient Writing Process

The Technical Writing Product

  • Evaluate Technical Data Based on the Writer’s Purpose and the Readers’ Concerns
  • Assess Your Own Writing Style Based on the Audience

Organizing Ideas

  • Compose Effective Patterns of Technical Writing
  • Structure the Format to Enhance Presentations and Ideas
  • Use Linking Words and Phrases in Sentences and Paragraphs

Visualizing Ideas

  • Apply Best Practices for Displaying Visual Information
  • Use the Full Range of Illustrations in Technical Writing

Editing at the Sentence Level

  • Identify Common Sentence Problems and Their Solutions
  • Edit Imprecise, Unclear, or Wordy Sentences
  • Combine Sentences for Fluency
  • Edit Sentences for Active Voice
  • Edit Sentences for Parallel Structure

Editing at the Word Level

  • Choose Correct Grammar, Words, Punctuation, and Mechanics
  • Summarize Complex Issues with Authority

Costs

Course price for:

  • Non Members: $2495
  • AMA Members: $2245

Certification / Credits

CEU: 1.2, PDU: 12

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5/5
Matthew K.
16 Sep 2021
Effective Technical Writing

Rebecca and Janet were excellent. I will now look at documentation differently.

5/5
Kevin H.
16 Sep 2021
Effective Technical Writing

Karen was fantastic! She was very knowledgeable and an excellent teacher on this topic. I was incredibly happy with this class and feel it was very applicable to my day-to-day job!

5/5
Sidney C.
15 Sep 2021
Effective Technical Writing

Janet had such expertise in this arena, she presented and taught confidently. There was patience for questions and commentary. Very inclusive. Rebecca was patient and profession...

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The American Management Association, International (AMA) is the global leader in talent development. Founded in 1923, AMA supports the goals of individuals and organizations through a complete range of educational products and services, including instructor-led classroom and virtual seminars, webinars,...

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