This course is intended for people seeking to develop or improve effective technical writing skills at the beginning or intermediate levels.
Participants are expected to be well experienced in basic grammar and writing skills, including sentence and paragraph development, spelling, and punctuation.
The primary goal of this course is to review and practice writing techniques for making any technical content easy to read, understand, act upon, and remember. Special emphasis is given to techniques for writing clear instructions and procedures.
Comprehensive, Professional Book Provided
Participants receive a 75-page instructional book that provides hands-on experience and serves as a comprehensive reference for future use. The text reflects current business trends.
Contents for Text-Workbook
Technical Writing Essentials
CHAPTER 1. DEFINE THE TECHNICAL WRITING PROCESS
CHAPTER 2. PLAN: DETERMINE DOCUMENT PURPOSE, AUDIENCE, AND REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 3. RESEARCH, CLUSTER IDEAS, IDENTIFY READER BENEFITS, AND SELECT AN ORGANIZATIONAL PATTERN
CHAPTER 4. DRAFT AND MAP THE CONTENT
CHAPTER 5. USE GRAPHICS TO CLARIFY DETAILS
CHAPTER 6. WRITE CORRECTLY, COHERENTLY, AND CLEARLY
CHAPTER 7. WRITE CLEAR INSTRUCTIONS AND PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 8. DEVELOP AN EFFICIENT DOCUMENT DESIGN
CHAPTER 9. REVIEW KEY ELEMENTS OF SHORT REPORTS
CHAPTER 10. REFINE YOUR DOCUMENT: PROOFREAD AND EDIT
Supplemental Technical Writing Essentials Resource Materials
Technical Writing Essentials Appendix Items
Technical Writing Essentials: Companion CD Supplements
|Power Tools for Business Writing|
|Professional Proofreading and Editing|
|Business Grammar Essentials|
|Technical Writing Essentials|
|E-Mail Strategies for Results|
|Business Grammar Application|
|Business Writing Application|
|About the Company|