Effective Technical Writing

AMA - American Management Association
Training overview
Professional Course
4 days
From 2,195 USD
Start dates
2,345 USD

2,345 USD

2,345 USD

San Francisco
2,345 USD
AMA - American Management Association

Course description

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.

How you will benefit:

  • 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

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

This training course will cover:

  • Employing the standards of technical writing 
  • The technical writing process: getting started efficiently 
  • Assessing your own writing style based on the audience 
  • The techniques: strategically organizing ideas and messages 
  • Knowing how to best display visual information 
  • Achieving precision, clarity and conciseness 
  • Editing at the word level


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

About AMA

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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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