Introduction To Technical WritingDate: 8 Jun 2017
Time: 09:30 - 16:30
Location: Sligo Chamber Office
“Any scientist who cannot explain what he is doing to a reasonably intelligent 14-year old is either incompetent or a charlatan” – Einstein.
Unfortunately, most business people, scientists and engineers have real difficulty with communicating their ideas to each other – not to mention a 14-year old. That`s where technical writing comes in. Good technical writers are also good teachers. They excel at explaining difficult concepts for readers who will have no time to read twice. Technical writers have an excellent eye for detail. They know punctuation, syntax, and style, and they can explain these rules to authors who need to know why their drafts need to be changed.
Great technical writing can make a poor product usable – poor technical writing can make a great product useless.
This course aims to ensure that participants can make their technical documentation accurate, brief, clear, complete and, above all, reader-friendly. The emphasis is on writing to impart complex technical information to a specific target audience.
The aims of this course include:
– How to structure reports
– How to systematically improve your writing skills
– A SWOT analysis of your writing skills
– Overview of course content
– Resources and style sheets
– Accuracy and completeness
– Reports & E-mails
– Presenting & Influencing
Course Fee for Non Members €195
Course Fee for Members €155
For more information email Mary@Sligochamber.ie or telephone 0719161274
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Please quote Purchase Order number if required on invoice. Cheques should be made payable to Sligo Chamber Skillnet.
Sligo Chamber Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.