Good Writing is Good Business

When:

  • November 01, 2018 from 8:30am to 4:30pm

What:

Technical Professionals can spend at least 40% of their workday writing. Yet their education, in many cases, focuses mainly on technical skill development, with little attention paid to writing skills. It is assumed anyone can write because we write all the time. Writing well, however, is a skill through training and repetition.

Poor writing causes frustration and wastes resources because of the discussion and rework required to clarify information. Effective writing can streamline decision-making by presenting information in a clear, concise and logic structure. Clear communication increases employee productivity. Concise communication is valued by managers, colleagues and clients.

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen recognizes that landmen can benefit  from business writing training. The documents they produce must be professional, accurate and easy to read. They must be grammatically correct and well-organized.

This class is formulated to tailor your correspondence depending on whom you are "talking" with and why. It also deals with organizing your documents to: a) get to the point for good news and neutral messages; and b) soften bad news and will aid in improving your overall writing style.

Instructor:

Julie Vouri

Julie Vouri, TechSmart's founder, has a Bachelor of Science degree in technical communication and computer science, and a Master of Business Administration degree. She has nearly three decades of experience in various aspects of technical communication and information systems. She has been a technical writer, editor, trainer, project manager, supervisor, team lead and manager. Julie has been teaching professional and technical communication at the University of Calgary since 2004 and taught at Mount Royal University from 2009 though 2013.

CAPL Credits: 6 Credits
AAPL Credits: 6 Credits
Fee: CAPL Member $325 plus GST
  Non-Member $425 plus GST
This course is Complete.