Effective Technical Writing

Program Description

Convey technical content to any audience through specific, clear and concise writing.

Technical writing is unique because of its specialized content. It must convey objectivity and reach both technical and nontechnical audiences with exactness and clarity. Along with writing emails, letters and reports, the technical writer must be able to prepare definitions, physical descriptions, product specifications, procedures, test and laboratory results, and many other kinds of documents.

This seminar offers you a battery of tools and techniques to help you jumpstart the writing process on any challenging technical writing endeavor. You will learn ways to defeat writer’s block, procrastination and writer’s anxiety, as well as how to develop a better understanding of readers’ needs and expectations. You will also discover principles and approaches that cover a broad range of industries and topics and get hands-on experience improving your technical writing ESP—efficiency, sufficiency and proficiency. In addition, you will receive expert feedback on your work from an experienced writing consultant to help fine-tune your new skills.

How You Will Benefit

  • Create a full range of technical documents with solid structures 
  • Use templates to quickly start the writing process 
  • Explore techniques for getting past writer’s block 
  • Prepare detailed messages for both technical and nontechnical readers 
  • Understand best practices for displaying visual information 
  • Edit language for precision, clarity and conciseness 
  • Summarize complex issues with authority and clarity

Who Should Attend

Engineers, scientists, IT/computer personnel and people in R&D and other technical areas who wish to enhance their technical writing skills in order to better communicate with their audiences.

Agenda

  • Employing the standards of technical writing 
  • The technical writing process: getting started efficiently 
  • Assessing your own writing style based on the audience 
  • The techniques: strategically organizing ideas and messages 
  • Knowing how to best display visual information 
  • Achieving precision, clarity and conciseness 
  • Editing at the word level

Locations, Dates & Pricing

Pricing
# Location Date(s) List Member
0221600525

Chicago IL

Summit West
07/10/2017 - 07/12/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0221600521

Austin TX

07/17/2017 - 07/19/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0221600516

Arlington VA

AMA Washington Area Center
08/09/2017 - 08/11/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0221600517

San Francisco CA

AMA San Francisco Center
08/28/2017 - 08/30/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0221600522

Dallas TX

Crowne Plaza North Dallas
09/11/2017 - 09/13/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0221600541

Boston MA

Metro Meetings Centers - Boston
09/18/2017 - 09/20/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0221600527

Saranac Lake NY

Virtual Meeting
10/17/2017 - 10/26/2017 $2195 $1995 Register
0221600528

Houston TX

Norris Conference Center
11/08/2017 - 11/10/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0221600529

Arlington VA

AMA Washington Area Center
11/27/2017 - 11/29/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0221600530

Denver CO

12/06/2017 - 12/08/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0221600531

New York NY

AMA New York Center
12/11/2017 - 12/13/2017 $2345 $2095 Register
0221600533

San Francisco CA

AMA San Francisco Center
01/29/2018 - 01/31/2018 $2345 $2095 Register
0221600532

Chicago IL

Summit West
02/05/2018 - 02/07/2018 $2345 $2095 Register
0221600534

Arlington VA

AMA Washington Area Center
02/12/2018 - 02/14/2018 $2345 $2095 Register
0221600535

Saranac Lake NY

Virtual Meeting
02/27/2018 - 03/08/2018 $2195 $1995 Register

Prices are subject to change without notice. Discounts apply for groups of three or more people. Call for details. Federal government employees are eligible for special GSA pricing for many seminars.


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AMA's Main Conference Centers

Seminars scheduled for the cities below are held at the locations listed. For location information for other cities in which AMA seminars are held please call or email for information.
  • New York

    AMA executive Conference Center
    1601 Broadway New York, NY 10019
    American Management Association (Located in the same building as the Crowne Plaza Hotel) 1601 Broadway On Broadway and 48th Street near Times Square. Entrance is on 48th Street.

  • Chicago

    AMA executive Conference Center (adjacent to the Marroitt O'Hare)
    8655 West Higgins Rd
    Chicago, IL 60631

  • San Francisco

    AMA executive Conference Center (located in San Francisco Marriott Hotel)
    55 Fourth Street 2nd Level
    San Francisco, CA 94103

  • Atltanta

    AMA Executive Conference Center
    1170 Peachtree Street Ne Cnr Peachtree & 14th (3rd Flr)
    Atlanta, GA 30309

  • Washington D.C.

    Arlington, Virginia
    2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 200
    Arlington, VA 22202

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Program Details

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  • Seminar Number:

    02216

  • Length:

    3 Day(s)

  • Program Hours:


    Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

  • CEU Credits:

    1.8

  • PDU Credits:

    18.0

  • PDU_L Credits:

    18.0

  • Lunch:

    Lunch is on your own.

  • Continuing Education:

    Continuing education credits may be recognized by your professional board. Contact your own board to find out what's required.

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