Nov 21 - 22, 2022 /
Course Code: 1111-WEB22
2 – 3 hour classes with homework between
After participating in this course, you will:
- Identify the essential people in a document process
- Be able to plot a strategy for team communications and schedule during a revision process
- Know strategies to optimize language correction and improvement as a preliminary step to facilitate easier and more efficient technical reviews
This course introduces participants to the language review process for technical documents, including a procedure for efficient language review, and an exercise of looking at the players in the process, each of their concerns, and how scheduling and coordination of the review process can work. It also introduces useful tools for document review, such as style guides and useful software features.
- The review process
- Making good sentences into better sentences
- Reducing the word count
- Formatting for more readable documents
Who Should Attend
The course is designed for any technical professional who needs to write and share a review process in the course of their work, whether that is reporting, client-facing e-mails, or marketing. Professionals who need to interact with colleague writing also enjoy having this theoretical background to facilitate their professional communications about language.
This includes all engineers, scientists, business people, and support staff for those industries.
Participants from new professional or even student writers, to those who have been in industry for forty years, have said that they find value in the strategies that Bedwin offers. Thus, this course is an excellent introduction to writing, and also can provide a confidence-building or relaxing refresher course for professionals with 1, 2, 3, or 4 decades of experience already.More Information
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
Please note: You can check other time zones here.
- Roles and responsibilities: what concerns does each player have?
- Scheduling and coordination
- a procedure to improve documents quickly by methodically attacking a series of issues
- strategies to make documents more readable
- strategies to reduce the word count
- What are they?
- How do they help?
- What do they contain?
- How can you make an appropriate one to improve your company?
Christa is a Senior Technical Editor with 25 years of experience coaching scientific and engineering writers. She edits for educational and trade publishers, industry, government, and academia. Her specialties are education, chemistry, engineering, and the environment. Christa teaches technical writing to professional engineers and scientists in Canada and internationally, and has published several textbooks about technical writing for scientific reporting consultants. She has contributed chapters to Editors Canada’s books Editing Canadian English and Editorial Niches.
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Fee & Credits
$450 + taxes
- 0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- 6 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
- ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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