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Effective Technical Writing (Live Online)

Present complex technical information with precision, clarity, impact and simplicity.
 
Take this live online seminar to learn proven approaches for conveying technical information in emails, letters, reports, manuals, instructions, documentation and proposals. You’ll also gain insights to help you better recognize the needs of your audience, be able to organize your information to make the best possible impression—and get valuable instructor feedback on your writing. 
 
 

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Upcoming Sessions

Date City Times Course# 62216
  • Jun 6, 2017
    - Jun 15, 2017
    Live Online 2:00 PM
    - 5:00 PM
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  • Oct 17, 2017
    - Oct 26, 2017
    Live Online 2:00 PM
    - 5:00 PM
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  • Feb 27, 2018
    - Mar 8, 2018
    Live Online 2:00 PM
    - 5:00 PM
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Do you need a different date or location? We offer Courses On Request.


Course Details

What You Will Learn

Four 3-hour lessons over a 2-week period
 
LESSON ONE 
The Territory: Employing the Standards of Effective Technical Writing
  • Distinguish among the elements of technical writing
  • Create the full range of technical documents with a solid structure
  • Decide on the best organization pattern for conveying technical information
LESSON TWO 
The Task: Getting Started Efficiently
  • Use techniques for overcoming writer’s block
  • Evaluate technical data based on the writer’s purpose and the readers’ concerns
  • Prepare detailed messages with a style for technical and nontechnical readers
LESSON THREE 
The Techniques: Organizing Messages Strategically
  • Structure the format to enhance presentations and ideas
  • Use linking words and phrases in sentences and paragraphs
  • Apply best practices for displaying visual information
LESSON FOUR 
The Tweaks: Achieving Precision, Clarity, and Conciseness
  • Edit language for precision, clarity, and conciseness
  • Choose language for appropriateness
  • Summarize complex issues with authority

How You Will Benefit

  • Organize your material by purpose and audience
  • Write with greater clarity and precision—in less time
  • Present complex technical information simply
  • Know the purpose of your writing before you begin
  • Recognize the needs of your audience
  • Learn how to use illustrations
  • Produce final drafts to make the “write” impression with your superiors

Additional Details

Four 3-hour sessions run over a 2 week period (Tuesday and Thursday in 2 consecutive weeks).
 
Live Online courses are delivered in partnership with the American Management Association.
 
These courses offer the high-calibre faculty and quality content that Canadian Management Centre is known for, but in a live online format— delivered in easy-to-manage lesson installments that won’t disrupt your work week. Learn new skills, sharpen existing ones and enhance your career journey!
 
  • Interactive, instructor-led course in a user-friendly platform
  • Talk and text with faculty and peers via chat and VoIP
  • Share files and work in breakout group activities
  • Access live, 24/7 customer support throughout your AMA learning experience
  • Lessons are divided into manageable 3-hour blocks

Fee

  • $2,499  Non Members
  • $2,200 Members

Who Should Attend

Engineers, scientists, IT/computer personnel and people in R&D and other technical areas, as well as business professionals at all levels. 

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