Technical writing

Writing Skills Training

Develop professional and accurate technical documents that will be understood and well received by their intended audience. As well as accurate, your technical documents have to be concise, precise and readable. This hands-on seminar is aimed at product managers, engineers, and technicians who need to communicate requests, findings, explanations or instructions clearly – in a concise, precise and easily understood way.

What you’ll learn

  • Understand the key principals of technical writing.
  • Become familiar with the various patterns of technical writing.
  • Develop time-saving planning skills.
  • Understand how to ensure clarity and accessibility.
  • Learn to grade the detail of text to match your readers.
  • Learn accurate editing and proofreading techniques.
  • Build confidence when writing technical documents in English.

Typical training topics

  • Appreciating the responsibilities of the technical writer
  • Writing with the end in mind
  • Dispelling myths about “effective writing”
  • Grading your writing to the skills and knowledge of the audience
  • Maximizing clarity by using the three controls of technical writing
  • Knowing how to make sentences reader-friendly
  • Appealing to readers with a direct and active style
  • Understanding the importance of using action oriented verbs
  • Knowing the limits of the passive form in writing
  • Presenting ideas in discrete, understandable chunks
  • Attracting readers’ attention with clear subtitles, bullets and lists

There was lots of practice! I was expecting something a lot different, I have been to many trainings before (not with Target). The training was actually much better than I expected. I hope my next training will be with Target too.


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