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Technical Writing Skills

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  • Date: 4 May 2022
  • Time: 8:45 am to 1:30 pm
  • Location: online

Technical Writing Skills

2 X half-days

Weds May 4th & Thurs May 5th

€95 Members/€150 Non Members (per person)

To book your place. contact alison@icbe.ie

Places are limited

Day 1

Module 1 - Introduction
Introduces writing and outlines the learning outcomes for the course

Module 2 - The Importance of Good Documentation & the Writing Process
Participants learn why good documentation is important, and they are introduced to the concept of the Writing Process

Module 3 - Know Your Audience
Participants become familiar with the phases of a documentation project. They learn how to gather and manage information, and how to develop audience-centric content

Module 4 - Characteristics of Good Writing
Focuses on key elements of good writing, such as using the active voice, clarity of structure and language, conciseness, and completeness and accuracy of content. It also introduces the important concept of storytelling.

Day 2

Module 5 - Elements of Structure
Participants learn techniques to help structure content in a way that makes it as easy as possible for audiences to locate they information they need

Module 6 - Mechanics of Writing
Using practical examples - focuses on grammar and punctuation, and highlights common grammatical errors

Module 7 - Style Guides and Templates
Participants learn how a style guide supports the creation of a unified voice and message. This module also discusses the benefit of templates in the writing process

Module 8 - Editing
Teaches participants best practice techniques for editing, self-editing and providing constructive feedback to colleagues in review cycles