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Practical writing tips for engineers: Purpose, punctuation and proof-reading

This webinar will provide you with practical tips to help you improve your technical writing skills.

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This webinar will provide you with practical tips to help you improve your technical writing skills.

Whether you like it or not, most engineers have to do some writing as part of their jobs. Focusing on the purpose of your writing can help you get started and write more effectively.  Correct punctuation is important to help you clearly communicate your intended message. The apostrophe is one of those punctuation marks that people often use wrongly, such as in single malt’s. Proof-reading is essential for checking accuracy and for giving a professional impression of yourself

Following the record attendance at the “Writing for Engineers” webinar in 2016, Jean Billingsley is back by popular demand. This webinar aims to help engineers improve their writing skills, with some bite-size practical tips. The content is complementary to the IMechE Technical Report Writing and Advanced Technical Report Writing courses, so whether you have attended one of these courses or not, there should be something new for you. 

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Who should attend?

This webinar is suitable for engineers and non-engineers at all levels who are keen to improve their writing and proof-reading skills”. 

How will I benefit?

This webinar will provide you with practical tips to help you improve your technical writing skills.

Contributes 1 CPD hour

Key topics

Key topics:
  • 7 types of purpose
  • Writing with ‘PRIDE’
  • How to use apostrophes correctly
  • Abbreviations and acronyms
  • How to improve your proof-reading

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: D

  1. Communication and inter-personal skills - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills’

Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach Practical writing tips for engineers: Purpose, punctuation and proof-reading.

  • Jean Billingsley

    Jean Billingsley

    Jean has 25 years’ experience in engineering and project management, holding senior management positions at Rolls-Royce and Alstom, most recently as Programme Manager.

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