Effective Technical Document Writing for Engineers



Effective Technical Document Writing for Engineers
A course for those in the technical environment, needing to effectively communicate in writing and thus develop their relationships with colleagues and customers.
Event Name: Effective Technical Document Writing for Engineers
Presenter(s): Malcolm Haffner BSc Honours: Atmospheric Sciences
Event Date: 10 May 2017
Starting Date: 10 May 08:00
Ending Date: 11 May 17:00
Event Type: CPD
Event Theme: Effective Technical Document Writing for Engineers
Venue: Corporate Conference Centre, 101 Edward Drive, Edenvale, Johannesburg
Province: Gauteng
Cost: Non-Member R7,660, SAIEE Member R6,160 (incl. tea, lunch, course material)
RSVP From: 10 March 2017
RSVP to: 09 May 2017
Event Contact: Roberto Benites
roberto@saiee.org.za
011-487-9042/064-685-4597
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CPD Details
Activity Number: SAIEE-1797-V
Activity Title Effective Document Writing for Engineers
Activity Type CPD
Provider SAIEE
Credits 2

Effective Technical Document Writing for Engineers



EFFECTIVE TECHNICAL DOCUMENT WRITING FOR ENGINEERS

Overview:

INTRODUCTION

Background to technical writing :

Writing in the workplace, definition of technical writing/ The reader :

Role of the reader; technical expertise; the reader’s organisational proximity; culture & attitude/ Writing ethics

THE TECHNICAL WRITING PROCESS

Research/ planning/ drafting : sentences & paragraphs/ editing : clarity, organisation/ formatting/ proofing/ distribution of the completed report

ELEMENTS OF THE REPORT

Summarising & outlines/ definitions/ introduction; grammar & style/ format/ use of visual aids/ conclusion/ appendices/ referencing

APPLICATIONS

Reports: Informal Reports – site reports, trip reports; Formal Reports – recommendations, feasibility reports, progress reports/ proposals/ instruction manuals/ professional communication: letters, memos, email/ job applications: resume writing


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Presented By:

Malcolm Haffner
BSc Honours: Atmospheric Sciences (Wits)

Malcolm holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Education. After an 11 year stint in teaching, he opened his own business running leadership and team-building programmes for schools and young people. In addition, he also owns and runs The Learning Link. The Learning Link reflects Malcolm’s commitment to assisting people to achieve their full potential in the workplace and as individuals.

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