Productivity
Technical Writing Advantage™
Write technical documents others will read and understand.
THE CHALLENGE

 

When it comes to technical documents, readers must clearly understand the language and retain the key points. Most businesses depend on logical, concise, and accurate information. Without a common framework for producing timely, error-free documents, mistakes are made, delays strain partnerships, and revenue is threatened. It has never been more important to adopt internal writing standards that match your customers standards as well.

The Solution

 

The FranklinCovey Technical Writing Advantage workshop teaches individuals how to take complex ideas and make them understandable and memorable in written form. Participants acquire the skills to improve the quality, clarity, structure, and expected results of their technical communication, helping to increase productivity, resolve issues, avoid errors, and heighten business credibility.

About the Course

Taught as a two-day, facilitator-led program, the FranklinCovey Technical Writing Advantage workshop helps individuals learn how to:

  1. Apply a document-driven process to write better and faster.
  2. Collaborate and use a "Frontloading Planner" tool.
  3. Comply with 10 standards of design.
  4. Design the prototype document, graphics and captions.
  5. Evolve and revise the prototype.
  6. Manage the peer review along strict guidelines
  7. Measure work on the document by formal standards.

Core competencies for Technical Writing Advantage include:

 

Module

Deliverables Produced

Technical Writing Basics
  • Develop the objectives of technical writing
  • Review workshop objectives
Technical Writing Standards
  • Establish standards that ensure quality documents:
    1. Informal standards
    2. Formal standards
Technical Writing Process
  • Apply a document-driven process to write better and faster
Technical Writing Frontloading
  • Collaborate
  • Use a frontloading planner
  • Review your frontloading
  • Revise your frontloading
Technical Writing Prototyping
  • Comply with the 10 standards of design
  • Design the prototype
  • Design graphics and captions
  • Evolve the prototype as you discover and manage information
  • Introduce emphatic devices
  • Review the prototype
  • Revise the prototype
Technical Writing Drafting
  • Draft according to your design
  • Review and revise your draft
Technical Writing Reviewing and Revising
  • Manage the peer review along strict guidelines
  • Measure your work by formal standards
  • Conform to the standards
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