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Technical Writing: Taking Your Written Outputs to the Next Level

Course Name Technical Writing: Taking Your Written Outputs to the Next Level
Communication Excellence Series
Schedule May 28, 2018 - May 29, 2018

Monday - Tuesday

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Price: Php 12,800

"If you can't explain it simple you don't understand it well enough". - Albert Einstein

Technical writing skill has become a requirement for success in the workplace.

This two-day course is for professionals who needs to upgrade their professional writing -- from the usual business written communication (i.e. letters, memos, e-mails) to more highly specialized documents (i.e. proposals, reports, policies & procedures).

Technical Writing: Taking Your Written Outputs to the Next Level provides participants to make their professional writing more direct, informative, and concise for intended audiences. 


After the course, you will be able to:

1. Define what technical writing is, including its varieties and applications;

2. Evaluate effective technical writing in terms of clarity, conciseness, accessibility, accuracy, and audience awareness;

3. Identify components of various technical writing;and

4. Write more effective technical and professional documents.

Who should attend

This workshop is designed for all professionals whose work involves the preparation of high technical and specialized documents such as proposals, reports, instruction manuals, news letters and press releases.


I.   Why technical writing

A. Definition & rationale

B. Technical writing vs. business writing

C. Technical writing varieties and components

D. Practical exercises

II.  Making technical writing work

A. Understanding the five traits of effective technical writing:

1. Clarity

2. Conciseness

3. Accessibility

4. Accuracy

5. Audience awareness

B. Writing workshop on the following forms of technical writing:

1. Proposals

2. Progress reports

3. Instructions and procedures

4. Policies

5. Newsletters

6. Press releases

7. Fliers

8. Resumes and job application letters

Resource Speakers
Mr. John P. Tigno

is a Faculty Member of the Ateneo Language Learning Center. He is also a Learning Consultant for Development Dimensions International, an Organizational Development Consultant for the ASEAN SOGIE Caucus, and the HR Training Consultant for DMCI Homes. 

Prior to this, Mr. Tigno held other posts such as: Learning & Development Manager at Arvato Bertelsmann,  Training & Organizational Development Manager at Binzagr Factory for Insulation Material (Saudi Arabia), Master Trainer at Dell International Services, Lead Trainer at Sykes Asia, Inc, and English and Literature Lecturer at Ateneo de Manila University.

Mr. Tigno earned his Bachelor's degree in Communication Arts from the Ateneo de Manila University and Master's degree in Industrial Relations from the University of the Philippines. He also completed a Certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.