Industry and Government Reporting

Online /
Oct 17 - 18, 2022 /
Course Code: 1010-WEB22

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
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This online course is a three part series on Effective Communications for Technical Industries. You can register for any one of these courses or register for all and save 20%.

The topics in this series include:

2 – 3 hour classes with homework between

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the standard components of a typical industry or government report
  • Understand what is necessary, and not necessary, to include to please the client
  • Know how to use fewer words to deliver stronger, more readable communications


The course addresses the fundamentals of consultant reporting (scientific, engineering, and business), and, particularly, addresses the most common and problematic issues and problems identified by senior consultants.

Participants will leave this course with a greater confidence that they can produce great reports, and even lead their peers in understanding the requirements for excellent reporting communications.

Course Outline:

  • The structure of a report and delivering a solid message
  • Client-focused readability strategies
  • Correctness: Numbers, metric, capitalization, and English usage

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for any technical professional who needs to write in the course of their work, whether that is reporting, 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, sales staff, 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.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees
OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 or newer

IE 11 or later, Edge 12 or later, Firefox 27 or later, Chrome 30 or later

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X with MacOS 10.7 or later

Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+

OS: iOS 8 or newer

OS: Android 4.0 or higher



Your audience

  • appropriate language for technical, government, and public audiences

Leading with strength

  • the full introduction and all its pieces: executive summary, introduction, conclusion, and table of contents


  • Signposting, sentence length, and shape of text
  • active and passive voice

Correctness and consistency

  • metric, numeracy
  • spelling, including international considerations
  • capitalization
  • Canadianization


  • how to use fewer words
  • how to use images


Christa Bedwin , BEd, BSc (Chemistry), CYT

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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