Technical Writing Skills

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Technical Writing Skills

  1. 1. Technical Writing Skills 2-day workshop How to produce clear, effective documentation
  2. 2. Do people read what you write? Can they understand what you're saying? Does your writing inform - or cause confusion?
  3. 3. User guides, manuals, specifications, online documentation – all rely on the use of language. Communicating technical information is never easy.
  4. 4. In the Technical Writing Skills workshop you’ll learn a systematic approach to planning your document’s structure, style and layout.
  5. 5. <ul><li>You’ll learn how to: </li></ul><ul><li>- construct effective sentences & paragraphs </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>avoid bad grammar </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>choose words that connect with your readers </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. You’ll learn how editing, reviewing and testing are part of the normal writing process – not things to fear.
  7. 7. You'll also re-write some of the &quot;less than ideal&quot; documents put out by big business. Extract from recent government legislation… <ul><li>The administrator may: </li></ul><ul><li>treat a particular event that actually happened as not having happened </li></ul><ul><li>treat a particular event that did not actually happen as having happened </li></ul>
  8. 8. Good documentation is written in plain English. It’s written to suit the audience and to achieve its purpose – to inform, to persuade or to gather information.
  9. 9. IRM's Technical Writing Skills course is learn by doing… practical, hands-on, intensive… and fun!
  10. 10. Client Feedback &quot;Good methods which will help me plan, review and test any document&quot; Telstra &quot;Very useful course – my writing should improve significantly&quot; RAAF Williams &quot;Very informative, will benefit me in my role as a BA&quot; EnergyAustralia
  11. 11. Course dates & bookings: Or call us on 03 9533 2300 email [email_address] web www.irm.com.au

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