Write It So They Read It: How To Be a Better Technical Writer

Product Id IQW15C6141
Speaker Mandi Stanley
Level Basic
Duration 60 Mins
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During this highly interactive technical writing class, participants will learn and practice preparing technical documentation in a reader-focused error-free manner, including:
. A proven technique for writing crystal-clear reports, including good and bad examples
. How to describe a complicated subject in clear and concise terms
. What to do when you can’t avoid using technical jargon
. How to eliminate clichés, wasted words, and “smothered verbs” in technical writing
 
 

Finding the time to write your organization’s technical reports, procedures, instructional guides, email, and daily correspondence can be a challenge. Getting employees to actually read and pay attention to them is even more of one! In addition, any technical document bearing your organization’s name must be absolutely error free. Even a careless mistake in an email can damage a leader’s reputation and can make an entire work group look bad. The secret to a workday writer’s success is segmenting the prewriting, writing, and rewriting phases to produce shorter, clearer, more meaningful documents. Participants really can learn to “Write It So They Read It,” even with technical documentation.

. Language guidelines for better receptivity such as non-inflammatory language, gender-neutral references, and attention to tone
. How to distinguish among the prewriting, writing, and rewriting phases for reports and projects
. A step-by-step process for editing and proofreading your final draft (it works every time)
. How to make sure technical documents bearing your organization’s name are absolutely error free
  • Human resources professionals
  • Administrative professionals
  • Employees being asked to do more writing on the job than expected, training specialists, learning
  • Development specialists
With more than 20 years’ experience on the seminar circuit, Certified Speaking Professional Mandi Stanley works primarily with business leaders who want to boost their professional image and with people who want to be better speakers and writers.  She has traveled throughout North America entertaining and educating more than 45,000 seminar participants, totaling more than 5,000 platform hours.
In 2003, Mandi was designated a CSP, Certified Speaking Professional.  Fewer than 9 percent of all worldwide speakers have earned this designation, and Mandi is the first Mississippian in history to receive this honor through the National Speakers Association.
She’s a summa cum laude graduate with concentrations in English, communication, and management, and served as a faculty member of AMAI, where she wrote and developed their one-day seminar How To Be a Better Proofreader.   Mandi is the award-winning author of The No-Panic Plan for Presenters, which was named a Finalist in the Career category at the Independent Book Publishers Awards in New York.
Some of Mandi Stanley’s repeat proofreading training clients include:
  • Campbell’s Soup
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • The United States Air Force Services Agency
  • Duke Energy
  • IAAP
  • Southern Farm Bureau 
Audiences appreciate her platform enthusiasm, interactive style, and content-rich messages.
 

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