Technical Writing Skills: Taking Your Written Outputs to the Next Level
March 23, 2021 - March 26, 2021
Tuesday - Friday
8:30 am - 11:30 am
Free 30 mins 1 on 1 consultation
Synchronous sessions via Zoom
Asynchronous sessions via access to the AteneoBlueCloud (Canvas LMS)
Early Eagle Rate:
March 09, 2021
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” – Albert Einstein
As we advance in our careers, the more we are expected to prepare specialized and high impact documents. There is a need for us to be highly skilled in our writing such that our proposals are approved immediately; our projects are executed efficiently; and our policies are received well.
This course is for professionals who need to upgrade their writing skills—from creating usual correspondences (i.e. e-mails, letters, memos) into highly specialized organizational documents (i.e. proposals policies & procedures, manuals).
This is the advanced course in the Professional Writing Program.
Who should attend
This course is for professionals who want to enhance their business writing skills.
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
Define what technical writing is, including its varieties and applications;
Evaluate effective technical writing in terms of clarity, conciseness, accessibility, accuracy, and audience awareness; and
Write more effective and purposive technical documents.
Session 1 – Technical Writing Basics A
Technical Writing: Definition and Rationale
Technical Writing vs. Other Types of Writing
Traits of High Impact Technical Writing: Clarity, Conciseness, Accessibility, Accuracy, and Audience Awareness
Refresher on Grammar and Usage
Session 2 – Technical Writing Basics B: Forms and Formats of Technical Writing A
Traits of High Impact Writing (continuation)
Refresher on Grammar and Usage (continuation)
Technical Writing: Proposals and Recommendations
Session 3 – Forms and Format of Technical Writing B
Technical Writing: Informative Reports (Periodic/Progress)
Technical Writing: Investigative Reports (Incidents, Case Studies)
Session 4 – Forms and Format of Technical Writing C
Technical Writing: Instructions and Manuals
Technical Writing: Policies and Procedures
Technical Writing: Others (as requested/required by participants)
Mr. John P. Tigno is a Freelance Learning & Organizational Development Consultant with more than 18 years of experience working in various industries.
He was a Learning & Development Manager at Arvato Bertelsmann; Training & Organizational Development Manager at Binzagr (KSA); and Master Trainer at Dell International Services.
Mr. Tigno graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University (Communication Arts; Literary & Cultural Studies) and the University of the Philippines – Diliman (Industrial Relations). He received a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) from the University of Cambridge.