Successful Technical Writing
All messages fit within a broad communication environment. The large amount of technical information that professionals must consolidate and explain in technical documents requires skills to ensure that that information is understood by the intended audience. This course explores methods for understanding the communication context, guiding the selecton and organization of information, revealing the structural plan for the information, integrating visuals, and communicating with effective sentences and paragraphs. You will learn the critical elements of technical writing.
- Audience and purpose
- Organizational strategies
- Document design principles (including effective use of graphics)
- Writing and revision methods
Engineers, scientists and technical writers and editors who spend much of their time writing, revising and editing documents will find this workshop useful in honing their technical communication skills.
About the Speaker
Dr. Jan Spyridakis is Professor in the Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington. She has a long history of providing high-level instruction both in industry and at the University of Washington. She is the recipient of six teaching and seven research awards.