This ‘advanced’ course will primarily focus on influencing your reader through your writing. We will consider the words you choose, the style and tone of your writing, having a clear, concise message and an appropriate format.
This course is designed as a ‘follow on’ day for people who have taken the Technical Report Writing course (either through a face-to-face delivery or virtually) and want to take their writing skills further, building on the skills already learned. We will look at how to write about technical subjects, not just for reports, but for a range of different uses such as journal papers, e-mails, minutes of meetings and business cases
You should bring along a laptop, so that you can access some documents in the public domain and critique them during the course. You will also be re-writing some sections of prose and practising writing in different styles and for different audiences. It is important to know your own style, so you will be asked to have access to a recent piece of your work and a clean, functioning version of your corporate template.
Who should attend?
This course is designed for anyone who has experience of technical writing and wants to improve and refine their skills. Particularly those responsible for creating, compiling, proof reading, editing, approving or publishing technical documents. Delegates must have already completed the Technical Report Writing course.
How will I benefit?
After the course you will be able to:
- Adapt the style and format of a range of technical documents
- Apply best practice e-mail etiquette to communicate more effectively by email
- Produce diagrams and other graphics that support and enhance writing
- Understand good sentence structure and punctuation
- Practice how to write in plain English
- Write value-added conclusions, recommendations and summary
- Influence readers through improved written communication
- Share best practice written work to aid team improvements
This course has been developed based on request for more detail, delivered in the same interactive, fun style. Once engineers become aware of what they don't know regarding grammar and English language, they're keen to learn more - but not in a way that is reminiscent of school lessons!