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webinar on the topic ' Technical Writing Essentials ' conducting by TrainHR

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 11:30AM - 1:00PM

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webinar on the topic ' Technical Writing Essentials ' conducting by TrainHR

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 11:30AM - 1:00PM

Fremont, CA

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Technical disciplines require extensive writing to a broad range of
audiences, from fellow subject-matter experts concerned with methodology
and processes to non-expert decision makers who are interested in
cost-benefit analyses and organizational impact. The science-intensive
focus of technical disciplines leaves little time for this key segment
of the business population to focus on quality writing. But this fact
does not change the hard reality that technical communicators spend much
of their time drafting and presenting analyses, findings, and
recommendations. It is a myth that they don't need to write well, as
effective writing will directly affect their influence within the

Defining technical writing is a tricky proposition, depending on who is doing
the asking. For sure, it is the documenting of technical briefings, descriptions,
proposals, and reports; however, the level of content and formality of style will
vary greatly based on the audience and business needs. Technical writers must
strike a balance between writing to subject-matter experts such as teammates
and staff in cross-disciplines, and to less technical executives, internal or
external clients, vendors, and regulators. Determining the content and style for
diverse audiences can be the greatest challenge that technical writers face. And
bad writing is just too costly. Nearly a third of all workplace writing is to
clarify or to seek clarification of previously written content.

This webinar addresses the daunting task of conveying complex technical data
clearly, concisely, and purposefully to technical and non-expert audiences
alike. Examples from diverse technical fields make the webinar highly
relevant. The program builds a learning foundation by identifying the qualities
of effective writing and the roadblocks to achieving them. Then it shifts to
principles and examples of two major styles of technical writing: formal,
impersonal and informal, personal. This segment offers insights into adapting
a technical style to the reader's needs. The next part of the webinar provides
memorable tips for writing with clarity, conciseness, and power. Through a
display of sentences and paragraphs before and after editing, the rewriting
process of technical writing becomes evident. The program concludes with
vital pointers on writing summaries, a must skill for technical writers.

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • Defining the qualities of effective technical writing
  • Employing diverse styles for audiences with specific needs
  • Achieving clarity and conciseness in documentation
  • Editing for power while maintaining objectivity
  • Using checklists to control the content of descriptive, analytical, or persuasive messages
  • Summarizing complex, detailed reports and proposals for decision makers
  • Collecting technical writing resources for further reference

Training Objectives:
  • Distinguish between formal and informal technical writing styles as the situation dictates
  • Jumpstart the writing process with a structured system
  • Create usable checklists to standardize documentation tasks
  • Summarize effectively for technical and executive audiences

Who Will Benefit: This webinar will provide valuable assistance to junior or senior technical
communicators in the following disciplines:
  • Biotechnology
  • Drug Administration
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Risk Management
  • Safety and Quality

Philip Vassallo, Ed.D. has
developed, delivered, and supervised communication training programs for
a wide range of managerial, administrative, and technical professionals
in corporate, government, and academic environments. He has also taught
writing and presentation skills on the graduate and undergraduate
university levels, most recently for the Beijing International MBA
program at Peking University. He has served as an essay and speech
evaluator for the Educational Testing Service on standardized tests such
as the Graduate Record Examination, College Level Examination
Placement, Graduate Management Admissions Test, and the Test of Spoken
English. He also has provided writing coaching and assessment services
for numerous corporate employees. Dr. Vassallo is the author of the
books How to Write Fast Under Pressure, on writing efficiently; The Art
of On-the-Job Writing, on work-related writing; The Art of E-Mail
Writing, on business email;

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NetZealous LLC, DBA TrainHR

Phone: +1-800-385-1627


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