Technical Writing in an Industrial Environment

Duration 60 Mins
Level Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW20H0878

  • How to begin the process
  • How to collect information and determine what information is required 
  • How to identify and receive contributions from Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)
  • How to write the document 
  • How to appreciate and address 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

Technical Writing in an Industrial Environment differs from general correspondence in that it is written for a specific audience. It is a balancing act between being precise enough to cover the subject matter yet general enough to apply to other locations and/or projects. Technical Writing in an Industrial Environment often consists of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and reports but may apply to any documentation written for a restricted group. It always includes reviewers and approvers of different expertise in the subject matter. Technical Writing in an Industrial Environment generally involves the conversion of highly technical material into language easily understood by the general public.

Who should attend?

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

Why should you attend?

Scientists, engineers, IT personnel and statisticians among other highly technical specialists may find writing documents in an industrial environment to be a challenge. Join this webinar to gain valuable insight into how to address this challenge. Learn techniques to communicate contributions and ideas developed to stakeholders.

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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