Technical Writing Training

There are many subtleties to technical writing training. We feel the best way to truly develop the skills is to look at samples from your own unique industry and your own communications history. Over the past few decades, we’ve seen all types of errors – some are serious, expensive errors, while others may simply miss an opportunity to get the point across efficiently and dynamically. Here are three of the most common errors we see.

1. Organization doesn’t support clarity.
In the beginning of a report or memo, it’s important to succinctly state the purpose of your writing. After filling out your standard “To” section, you should also include a “Subject” line, as you would an email. Use bullet points and headlines for optimal organizational structure that is quickly scanned and digestible.

2. Most important details are buried.
Far too often, the purpose of the message is reserved for the end. While the end is undoubtedly a great opportunity to re-cap, you should always begin with the most important statements to capture the readers’ attention and clearly demonstrate why they must read on.

3. Jargon bogs down readers.
It can be tricky to know when to use full definitions and when to use abbreviated acronyms. Our In our technical writing training will show you how to determine the best way to summarize, without confusing readers by your ambiguity or bogging them down with too much writing.