Effective Technical Writing

AMA - American Management Association
Training overview
Professional Course
3 days
From 2,345 USD
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2,345 USD

2,345 USD

2,345 USD

2,345 USD
AMA - American Management Association

Course description

Effective Technical 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.

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.

Training content

Lesson One

The Territory: Employing the Standards of Effective Technical Writing

  • Distinguish Among the Elements of Technical Writing
  • Create the Full Range of Technical Documents with a Solid Structure
  • Decide on the Best Organization Pattern for Conveying Technical Information

Lesson Two

The Task: Getting Started Efficiently

  • Use Techniques for Overcoming Writer’s Block
  • Evaluate Technical Data Based on the Writer’s Purpose and the Readers’ Concerns
  • Prepare Detailed Messages with a Style for Technical and Nontechnical Readers

Lesson Three

The Techniques: Organizing Messages Strategically

  • Structure the Format to Enhance Presentations and Ideas
  • Use Linking Words and Phrases in Sentences and Paragraphs
  • Apply Best Practices for Displaying Visual Information

Lesson Four

The Tweaks: Achieving Precision, Clarity, and Conciseness

  • Edit Language for Precision, Clarity, Conciseness
  • Choose Language for Appropriateness
  • Summarize Complex Issues with Authority


The course is priced as follows: $2345 - Non-members
$2095 - AMA members
$1984 - GSA price

Certification / Credits

  • 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

About AMA

About American Management Association International

For over 90 years, American Management Association International (AMA) has been a world leader in professional development. AMA supports the goals of individuals, organizations, and government agencies with a complete range of corporate talent transformation solutions, including public open-enrollment seminars...

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