Technical Writing Lab: Communicate specialist expertise with clarity

1 day

Give your readers complex information that’s written clearly, meets their needs, and retains all its relevant meaning. • Articulate the value of your expertise • Help decision-makers • Avoid costly mistakes • Build trust in your reputation • Give your readers a sense of ease You may be writing instructions, presenting scientific research, describing a process, or creating a technical report. This workshop is for you. Scroll down for more details.

  • Nov 22
    Wed 9:00 AM Wed 4:30 PM(1 day)
    • Earlybird rate available until 6 weeks before the workshop start date $675.00 excl. GST
    • $775.00 excl. GST
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Description

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll discover proven techniques for structuring and expressing technical and complex information effectively. Whoever your audience is, you’ll learn how to meet their needs — whether they’re specialists, have a broad background knowledge, or are unfamiliar with the topic.

You’ll be able to bring your own material to work on throughout the day. You’ll apply your new skills to transform it, with guidance from your trainer.

Who this training is for

This workshop is for anyone who wants to write and present complex information clearly. You may be a specialist, or you may write on specialists’ behalf.

This workshop is not about dumbing down. Einstein said, ‘If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.’ You know your stuff. Find out how to explain it with clarity.

Topics

  • Define the nature of complex or technical information
  • Identify the three key features of complex information
  • Use a simple tool to gauge the complexity of your writing, and to reduce complexity
  • Understand how plain English applies to technical subjects
  • Learn specific techniques that will improve the clarity of any complex information

Testimonials

‘It may seem complicated to begin with, but at the end you can't help but think Why did I not think of that before? 
Cassie Rowe, ALGIM  

I’ve enjoyed this course and feel more confident writing reports that are concise and relevant.’ 
John Leedom, Air New Zealand