Technical Writing: A Detailed Process

Duration 60 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
Webinar ID IQW19F0623

  • How to plan the document process from initiation to final approval
  • How to create the document using an outline or table of contents 
  • How to write the first draft and revisions as necessary
  • How to conduct the author’s initial review before the formal review process
  • How to respond to reviewers and approvers 
  • How to accept positive and negative comments from reviewers/approvers
  • How to negotiate when disagreements arise between reviewers/approvers
  • How to incorporate comments into the final document
  • How to obtain comments in accordance with required timelines
  • Final approval of the document

Overview of the webinar

  • Provides step-by-step instructions to produce excellent written presentations
  • Learn how to balance between being precise enough to cover the subject matter yet general enough to apply to other locations and/or projects
  • Learn how to deal with reviewers and approvers of different levels of expertise in the subject matter
  • Learn guidance to the conversion of highly technical material into language easily understood by the general public

Who should attend?

  • Engineers
  • IT personnel
  • Statisticians
  • Any highly technical, highly specialized personnel

Why should you attend?

  • You should attend the session to learn the following techniques
  • Learn a step-by-step process to create Technical Documents
  • Learn the five steps of creating documents
  • Gain insight into in-house templates/outlines/procedures and their relationship to your document
  • Learn how to create external and internal documents
  • Learn how to address comments from reviewers/approvers
  • Final approval of the document

Faculty - Mr. Robert Peoples

After obtaining a B.S. and an M.S. in Chemistry from Tuskegee University, Robert Peoples joined the pharmaceutical industry as a Research Chemist with a concentration in analytical chemistry at Wyeth/Lederle. While at Wyeth/Lederle Robert was primarily responsible for the analysis of the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) in various drug delivery formulations, e.g. aerosols, capsules, creams, ointments and tablets. He joined Organon/Merck as a Research Chemist responsible for the development of stability-indicating methods of analysis using HPLC.

 

While at Organon/Merck, Robert transitioned into technical writing. As a Technical Writer, he was responsible for the creation of procedures for instrument qualification, test scripts, IQ/OQ/PQ protocols for sample handling, cleaning validation reports, method transfer reports, method validation reports, stability reports, Change Control and CAPAs. Later he joined Johnson and Johnson as a Technical Writer where he created stability strategies, protocols and reports as well as SOPs, developed training materials and competency profiles in addition to proofreading and improving written reports for other departments. He also edited policies and procedures, user guides, and job aids. 

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