Technical Writing

Emphasis Training Limited
Course summary
1 day
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Company-Specific / In-House

Course description

Technical writing in-house course – bespoke training by Emphasis Training

This in-house technical-writing course will help technical writers communicate their subject to a wider readership of non-technical writers. While technical teams are a great source of knowledge, much of that expertise can be wasted if its members are unable to communicate it. This course provides simple techniques for making technical writing more accessible.

This bespoke course uses workplace-relevant exercises and examples to teach technical writers to produce written communication for both technical and non-technical readers. Whether it be technical reports, instruction manuals and standard operating procedures (SOPs) or research reports and financial documents, this course will enable delegates to communicate information clearly and effectively. While working on practical exercises in small groups, each delegate will receive the support required to make the greatest impact in their writing, as quickly as possible. 

Pre- and post-course support

This course includes a pre-course analysis of technical writing samples from each participant. This allows Emphasis Training to identify areas for improvement and tailor training programmes to meet those specific needs. 

After completing this course, delegates will receive further support via Emphasis Training's helpline and regular newsletters including practical advice, videos, quizzes and tips for further improvement.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is ideal for teams of technical writers who wish to improve their writing skills and need to communicate their subject to non-technical writers. This course is highly customisable and delegates of all writing abilities are welcome.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Upon completion of this course, members of technical teams will understand how to:

  • put key messages up front
  • write an effective summary
  • build a logical structure into any technical document
  • make conclusions clear and memorable
  • communicate complex information without dumbing down
  • write for their readers, using an appropriate level of language and without getting bogged down in the detail
  • make sentences clear and easy to follow, no matter how complex the subject matter
  • present data effectively, including how best to use graphs, tables, charts and graphics.
  • write confidently, by being sure of their grammar and punctuation
  • manage multiple contributions
  • build the team’s credibility.

Training Course Content

All course content is tailored to the specific writing needs and style of each team or company. Typical course content may include these modules: 

  • Approaching writing confidently
  • Presenting clear messages
  • Building a logical structure
  • Knowing what to put in the abstract, introduction, methods, results, conclusions and discussions and making these sections work
  • Managing and presenting complex information
  • Using appendices and terms of reference clearly
  • Tailoring your content and style to the reader
  • Laying out your report effectively, including illustrations and graphics
  • Avoiding poor punctuation and grammar
  • Constructing clear paragraphs and sounds sentences
  • Using succinct language and only the appropriate level of technical jargon.


Emphasis Training in-house training programmes provide teams and companies with training solutions which are both customisable and cost-effective. Depending on the number of participants and specific requirements, course fees will vary.

Included in course fees

  • Individual pre-course analysis of a writing sample
  • Post-course writing support

*This training programme is suitable for groups of 4 or more delegates. 

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Emphasis Training - Open and In-House Courses in Business and Professional Writing

Emphasis Training – business-writing and communication-skills training trusted by over 5,000 organisations and 50,000 delegates worldwide.

With over 20 years of experience delivering business-writing and communication-skills training, Emphasis has built an unrivalled reputation, reaching over 50,000 satisfied delegates across the globe. Today, everyone from individuals to entire companies can learn effective business writing and communication skills...

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BN1 3WB Brighton East Sussex

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Paula Martins
Jack is a fantastic trainer. He kept us engaged the whole day and his knowledge is impressive. Thank you Jack for the day.
Paula Martins
Jack is a fantastic trainer. He kept us engaged the whole day and his knowledge is impressive. Thank you Jack for the day.
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Great course. Extremely knowledgeable trainer with fantastic understanding of language and brilliant stories that bring it to life.
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