Teaching Technicians to Write Better
Technicians, engineers, and software developers also have to write documentation. They have to create training material, write internal or external technical documentation, or prepare product presentations. But good technicians are not automatically good technical writer. If you lack proper training, it is difficult to write in a clear, concise, and coherent manner. That's when texts become poorly organized or phrased, and readers find them confusing or incomprehensible.
We teach your engineers and software developers how to write for a specific target group and create well-structured documents, based on relevant industry standards.
Each training course consists of individual modules that we can freely arrange according to your requirements. As an example, the following topics can be covered during a two-day training session:
- Standardize and structure information
- Analyze your target audience
- Write for your user
- Topic-based writing
- Basics of structuring a manual
- Grammar and punctuation
- Writing rules in German or English
- Write in a clear and comprehensible manner
- Minimalistic writing
- Typical mistakes by non-native speakers
- Visualization in technical documentation
- Legal requirements and safety notices
For each topic, we offer exercises that help the students apply what they have learned. On request, we can analyze existing documents from your organization. The following presentation shows excerpts from a typical two-day training course:
Do you have questions? Do you need more information about technical writing for engineers? Would you like to register for a training program? Write us an e-mail.