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Technical Writing Skills 2 day workshop - Back by popular demand - register early.

November 9, 2017, November 10, 2017 iCal

Time: 8 am - 5 pm
Location: The Delta Hotel

Technical people need to write and communicate information to both technical and nontechnical audiences.

Yet, it is one of the most underdeveloped skills. Often, what we learned in previous language arts classes don’t always apply to the types of writing required in technical environments.
In the Technical Writing Skills 2 day workshop, you will learn techniques that apply to writing technical letters, reports, emails, and proposals. You will be presented with the Pyramid Method of WritingTM, which was developed by RGI in 1972. This is a technique for organizing your thoughts and structuring your content. It is a formula which helps technical professionals visualize information into distinct compartments in a logical order.


Learning Goals:
· Organizing the writing task,
· Identifying primary information and directing readers' attention to it
· Arranging facts for maximum impact
· Sharpening your personal writing style to create a strong, effective presence
· Incorporating information-design techniques to improve readability
· Writing clear, concise and complete information for varying audiences
· Writing effective email messages
· Writing short reports including, incident, inspection, progress and project completion reports
· Planning and writing longer informal and semiformal reports
· Planning and writing informal and semiformal proposals
· Writing longer more formal investigations, justifications, evaluations and recommendations
· Writing comparative analyses


Instructor Biography:
Lisa Moretto
As RGI International, Inc President, Lisa is responsible for developing and presenting workshops specializing in improving technical communications skills. She has been active in the technical communication field for 27 years and has been presenting workshops to engineers and other scientific and technical professionals since 1992. Prior to RGI, Moretto was a Learning Products Engineer in the Office Products Division of Hewlett-Packard Ltd and worked as an Information Developer for IBM.
Moretto received her undergraduate degree in technical communication from Clarkson University and her master’s degree in user interface design from the London Guildhall University in London, England. She has co-authored, with Ron Blicq, a number of technical communications textbooks including: Get to the Point! Writing Effective Letters, Reports, Proposals and E-mail and Technically Write!
Lisa teaches regularly to the EGM, LSAM, Manitoba Hydro, Richardson International, and TetraTech. She has worked worked with MTS, Cangene, BioVale, MLCC, Health Canada, Valeant, SaskTel, Mosaic, PAMI and to several engineering consulting firms across Canada. Moretto is a member of the Society for Technical Communication, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE), the Professional Communication Society, and the Rochester Engineering Society. Moretto is a frequent quest speaker at international professional conferences and large corporate meetings.

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