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Technical writing is a discipline with its own rules and requirements. This specialist overview will introduce the topic to people interested in technical writing and provide a refresher on the basics for experienced staff. Clear, effective presentation with an understanding of style, format, logic and basic good grammar are key to this skills-based seminar. It includes examples of quality in various publications, including manuals and instruction guides. This 12-hour survey course will also cover interaction with customers, developers and other users – both on line and in print. This is not a substitute for comprehensive technical writing training.
- Writing Process - From Audience to Rough Draft
- Audience Analysis
- Power-Revision Techniques
- Libraries, Documentation, and Cross-Referencing
- Basic patterns and Elements of the Sentence
- Strategies for Peer-Reviewing and Team-Writing
Technical product writers, editors, supervisors, engineers and managers who work with publications -- both on-line and in print. Also benefiting will be company data management and IT staff, librarians, sales, marketing and customer relations personnel who handle technical publications
12 hours, best achieved in four 3-hour or three 4-hour sessions
Instructor: Michael Reilly, Principal, Globalwriters
Mr. Reilly is an independent writer and editor who also advises on business communications best practices. He specializes in business, technology and financial markets. Mike is a former Reuters correspondent, editor, executive and head of external relations. A communications and marketing specialist, he has provided best practice support in tech writing for DDC and ITT Exelis on Long Island, Lockheed Martin, Alcoa, LexisNexis and dozens of other organizations, large and small.
Corporate Education & Training • Advanced Energy Center • Research & Development Park
1000 Innovation Road, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-6044