Reports play an important part in the life of many professional people: they are a link between writer, colleagues and clients worldwide. Reading and writing reports occupies a considerable proportion of working time, particularly for senior staff. Yet many professionals (including those in engineering and technology) lack confidence in their report-writing skills, and feel that their credibility suffers because their reports are not a fair reflection of their expertise.
This two-day course analyses report preparation from the earliest stages of identifying the reader and the objectives to the effective presentation of the complete document. It is a highly practical course, giving delegates the opportunity to analyse technical writing in terms of style and grammar and to assess their own and their company’s policy for the revision and checking of documents before they are issued. Methods of structuring report material are suggested and practised.
Summaries are increasingly important: they make an initial impact, particularly on senior management, and may be used by readers who will never need the full report. The course includes discussion of summary writing and the opportunity to put ideas into practice.
Although the course is primarily concerned with reports, delegates often ask for advice about other forms of technical documentation, such as correspondence and e-mails, specifications and procedures; the tutor is happy to discuss such needs, within the group, if it is appropriate, or individually.
Delegates attending this two-day course are given the opportunity to send a sample in advance of a short report or other technical document they have written (please note this is not compulsory). The tutor will review these documents and discuss them with delegates individually at some point during the second day. Many have said that this brief ‘tutorial’ has been particularly useful in allowing them to assess their own work and to discuss how it can be improved in the future.
D: Use of effective communication and interpersonal skills.
|Bristol||12 - 13 September 2017||2 days||TRWIBR||
Book by 12 July for the Early Bird rate
|London||21 - 22 November 2017||2 days||TRWKLO||
Book by 21 September for the Early Bird rate
Terms and conditions of booking.
Early Bird (two months in advance) £749
N.B. Prices subject to VAT
Early Bird (two months in advance) £899
N.B. Prices subject to VAT
All those aiming to improve their technical writing skills, especially engineers and technical editors.
"The course was extremely enlightening and very informative. The presenter was excellent and clearly an expert in his field." JW
If you would like to book 5 delegates or more on to this course you may benefit from having this course delivered in-company