Technical Writing Skills: Taking Your Written Outputs to the Next Level
November 24, 2020 - November 27, 2020
Schedule via Zoom:
November 24, 25, 26, & 27, 2020
Tuesday - Friday
8:30 am - 11:00 am
*Free 30 mins 1 on 1 consultation
Early Eagle Rate:
November 10, 2020
“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 the usual correspondences and to 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.
I. Technical Writing Basics A
A. Definition and Rationale
B. Technical Writing vs. Other Types of Writing
C. Traits of High Impact Technical Writing (Clarity, Coherence, Conciseness, Accessibility, Accuracy, and Audience Awareness)
D. Refresher on Grammar and Usage, including punctuations
II. Technical Writing Basics B
A. Forms and Formats of Technical Writing A
B. Traits of High Impact Writing (continuation)
C. Refresher on Grammar and Usage, including punctuations (continuation)
III. Technical Writing: Proposals and Recommendations
A. Forms and Format of Technical Writing B
B. Technical Writing: Informative Reports (Periodic/Progress; Summary, Abstract)
C. Technical Writing: Investigative Reports (Incidents, Studies)
IV. Forms and Format of Business Writing C
A. Technical Writing: Instructions and Manuals
B. Technical Writing: Policies and Procedures
C. 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.