Effective Technical Writing
Technical experts need to communicate ideas to both technical and non-technical readers. The ability to convey these ideas is vital to the decision-making and problem-solving processes in an organisation.
For technical writers, it is not enough to have done the necessary investigations or analyses – it is equally important that the results are communicated clearly and accurately to intended audiences.
This workshop equips participants with the skills to write clearly, correctly, and objectively – the main requirements of technical writing.
At the end of the 2-day workshop, participants will:
- Be able to structure sentences clearly and correctly.
- Be able to identify and avoid common errors in technical writing.
- Have achieved an awareness of the importance of style and tone in technical writing, and the effect on the overall message.
Technical Writing vs. General Business Writing
Targeting Your Reader
Writing Clearly and Creating Impact
Presenting Your Message
- Using headings
- Using tables
- Text that supplements tables
- Using lists
- Introducing your list
Common Grammatical Errors
- Subject and verb agreement
- Transitive and intransitive verbs
- Simple past, present perfect, and past perfect
- The use of nouns
- Reference of pronouns
- The use of prepositions
- Sentence structures
· Compound adjectives
This workshop is recommended for executives and managers who need to write on technical issues to both technical and non-technical readers.
The workshop is highly interactive, and it includes mini-lectures, exercises, group discussions, presentations and feedback from the trainer.
Real case scenarios will be used, so that the learning is relevant and applicable to work situations.