Essential Technical Writing Skills - ETWS

Discipline: Petroleum Professional Development
Level: Basic
Instructors who teach this course:
  • Dr. James Lee Haner
  • Mr. Mike Noel-Smith
  • Mr. Ronnie Norvell


Related courses
Presentation Skills for the Petroleum Industry – PSPI
Meeting Management and Facilitation for the Petroleum Industry - MMF
Team Leadership - TLS
About the course Designed For You will learn Course Content
About the course
Writing for work-related purposes ought to be brief, clear, informative and, above all, readable. In this practical hands-on course, you gain a solid foundation in technical writing skills. The primary theme for the course is that a writer must "think constantly about their readers." Examples and exercises provide hands-on experience. You may choose to bring a sample of your writing for one-on-one feedback.
Designed For
All engineers, managers, IT/computer support staff, team leaders, supervisors, and individuals responsible for writing letters, memos, reports, procedures, test results, and proposals that are clear, concise, and professional.
You will learn
  • To focus on the reader as the receiver of the information
  • To develop quality writing that will:
- Improve business relationships and communication
- Enable you to write better and faster
- Make your writing more credible
- Make you more confident in your writing
Course Content
  • Develop essential technical writing skills to convey a convincing message
  • Compose clear messages using a structured writing approach
  • Adapt your writing style to your audience's needs
  • Edit at the word level to improve persuasiveness and impact
  • Write precise and concise memos, letters, summaries, and reports
  • How to best display visual information
  • Create informative content using lists, bullets, and short paragraphs as the primary writing mode