Introduction to technical writing

Introduction to Technical Writing at Write Directions Institute

Technical writing is more than writing about a technical subject. It is an art form unto itself that requires use of specific tools and techniques, with a different purpose and different characteristics. Mastering technical writing takes discipline and practice, but it’s worth it. Excellent writing skills are rewarded in the job market. Plus, you’ll be the hero of all who want and need to understand the complex in simple terms.

In this 90-minute class you will learn:

  • how technical writing differs from other types of writing.
  • rules of technical writing: clarity, simplicity, brevity, and voice.
  • how format and illustrations impact readability and effectiveness.
  • how to apply these principles to writing articles, manuals, training programs, product directions and the like.

Location: Cowork Frederick, 122 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21702

Julia FergusonInstructor Julia Ferguson has over 25 years of experience in Information Technology, having begun her career developing computer applications and writing code and, more recently, building and leading global implementation teams for a variety of technologies. Along the way, she wrote technical manuals, spoke at conferences, taught classes and read a lot of technical writing. She holds a BBA in Accounting and a MS in Management Information Systems, and is published in the Journal of Information Systems. In 2012 she teamed up with her husband, Glen Ferguson, to launch Cowork Frederick.

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