Essentials of Technical Writing

With the boom of online businesses and the changing world of technology, technical writers are in demand. Professional writers are needed to translate complicated forms of communication into clear documents that consumers can understand. When you take Essentials of Technical Writing, you will learn how to become a technical writer by developing your technical writing abilities, revision techniques, and much more. You’ll learn how to write emails, media releases, reports, instruction manuals, and presentations. Use the information from this technical writing workshop and become a technical writer.



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Workshop Length:

6 weeks

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  • Technical writing tips
  • Grammar, punctuation, and styles used in technical writing
  • The basics of document design
  • When and how to use graphics in your documents

Who should take this workshop:

  • Writers who want to develop the skills for producing technical level documents that have clarity and refinement
  • Individuals who specifically want to focus on Technical writing
  • Writers who want a Published Author to help them improve and hone their technical writing skills



Session One: Boot Camp

  • Technical Writing Defined
  • Grammar Review
  • Testing Readability
  • Editing for Clarity
  • Writing in Plain English
  • Writing Styles & Style Guides
  • Dealing with Numbers

Session Two: Your Text, Your Audience, and Document Design

  • The Purpose of Your Document
  • Examining Your Audience
  • Selecting & Present Evidence to Your Audience
  • Technical Writing for a General Audience
  • Basic Principles of Document Design

Session Three: Informing and Persuading 1

  • Goodwill and Informative Messages
  • Correspondence: Memos, E-Mails, and Letters
  • Media Releases
  • Breaking Writer’s Block and Mind Mapping

Session Four: Informing and Persuading 2

  • Reports
  • Proposals
  • Translating Technical Materials

Session Five: Telling Someone How to Do Something

  • Instructions
  • Manuals
  • Tips

Session Six: Graphics and Presentations

  • Graphics: Different Types, Choosing When and What to Use, Integrating with Text, Callouts, and Guiding Readers
  • Principles of Document Design
  • Oral Presentations & Power Points

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