Improve your technical report writing so that you engage readers, clearly communicate your expertise in engineering and technology, and reduce the time needed to produce technical documents.
D: Use of effective communication and interpersonal skills.
|Birmingham||13 - 14 November 2018||2 days||TRWKBH||
Book by 13 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.
With each course limited to just 12 people, you’ll be able to get your questions answered. Plus the tutor can better tailor training to group needs and provide you with one-to-one feedback on your writing.
A mix of teaching, group exercises and workshops means you can put your learning into practice.
Communication via reports
• Identifying the readers of a report and their objectives
• Defining the writer’s/report’s objectives.
Three aspects of reports
Effective use of structure, content and words.
Style and usage in reports
Analysing the content of technical report extracts and suggesting improvements.
Stages of effectively preparing a report.
Report structure, format and presentation
How to structure the component sections of a report.
Writing types and their characteristics
We’ll look at other kinds of technical documents. What we look at will depend on group needs, but could include:
• business cases
Balance and emphasis
Prioritising content, organising into sections and sub-sections and devising headings.
Writing summaries for initial impact.
Ahead of the course, delegates are invited to submit a short report or technical document they have written (although this is not compulsory). The tutor will review these documents and discuss with delegates individually.
Checking your report
Effective methods for editing and checking documents.
Dr Alex Kerr
Alex has extensive experience in administration, editing and teaching language and communication. He has designed and taught a range of successful programmes for academic and professional bodies, including courses for engineers, surveyors, arbitrators and adjudicators.
As well as being a Member of the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators, Alex holds a PhD in Modern Languages.
Dr Lucinda Becker
Lucinda has enjoyed a career as a professional trainer for the last 20 years, working in particular with clients in the technical, engineering and legal professions. Having a doctorate in English, she tutors courses on effective spoken and written communication and management.
As a Teaching Fellow of the University of Reading, she works at the forefront of learning innovation and is committed to the highest quality, most accessible teaching.
"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