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Tailored training in scientific and technical writing, presentations, and team building for laboratories and technical organizations

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Writing by Design™:
Business Documents

Course summary

Become a document architect and learn how to . . .

Eliminate writer's block!
Write better documents in less time™!
Get to the point with the Pyramid Paradigm™.

No more writer's block! Writing by Design™:Business Documents gives you a proven method that will cut your writing time in half. You will learn how to use the Pyramid Paradigm™ to get to the point and reach all your readers with one document. And you will learn how to make your documents look better with Visible Structure™ techniques.

Who should take the course?

Scientists, Engineers, Technical Writers, and other professionals who want to build better business documents in less time:

email, business letters, directives, action documents, informal reports (Status reports, periodic reports, trip reports, sales reports, meeting reports), short information documents, summaries

What will I learn?

Learn how to . . .

  • Get to the point with any document.
  • Create a writing plan that will save you time!
  • Design one document that meets the needs of all your readers.
  • Apply Templates and Patterns for memos, email, informal reports, and many other documents.
  • Use and adapt the Pyramid Paradigm™ for all professional writing.
  • Apply Visible Structure™ techniques for quick formatting and easier reading.

How will I learn?

This hands-on training features presentation, discussion, individual and small-group exercises. You will apply what you learn to your own documents.

How long does the training last?

One day.

What materials do I get?

You will receive a substantial training manual and other materials— plus many extras at the course's Web site.

Who teaches the class?

Your instructor will be an engaging, highly rated teacher, with an advanced degree and many years' professional experience as a technical writer.

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"Excellent and truly useful course!"

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> "The text provides an easy reference to the material covered in the class."

> "I think the course will save me lots of time; I just wish I'd taken it earlier."

"Love the Pyramid! The templates and patterns will save me lots of time!"

"I feel better equipped to tackle future writing assignments, and I am much more confident that I can get the message to my reader."

"I learned more in 2 days of this class than I have in semester-long college writing classes."







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