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** Postponed ** Functional Technical Writing (October 12)

** Postponed ** Functional Technical Writing (October 12)

October 12, 2023 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) (MDT)


** Postponed **

Want to focus on gaining confidence in your technical writing?

This module focuses on improving technical writing with day-to-day applications such as emails and written assignments. We focus on key strategy development to ensure our writing is relevant and corresponds to proper audience identification.

Through a series of group exercises, you'll review crucial aspects such as: audience identification, verb selection and layout strategies, empowering effective writing and messaging!

This workshop aims at breaking down the writing pain points that do not necessarily get discussed in our industry. Learn how to convey information and ideas quickly in a professional manner that is clear and concise.

Topics reviewed in this course:

  • Audience identification
  • Passive VS Active Voice
  • Effective email writing 
  • Difference between technical and Business Writing

Who should take this course?

Anyone who is looking to improve their technical and professional writing skills.

Course Syllabus:

Introduction – Each individual answers the following three questions:

  1. What is your day-to-day role in association with technical writing?
  2. Why is technical writing important to you?
  3. What needs to be present for you to complete technical writing assignments?

What is Technical Writing?

  • Discuss what technical writing is and why it is essential in our roles.
  • What can we do to manage deadlines effectively?

Audience Identification

  • Review the importance of understanding our audience.
  • Discuss how audience identification impacts our technical writing assignments and the success of our future opportunities.
  • How do we mitigate unconscious bias?

Passive versus Active Voice

  • Review each tense and the benefits of utilizing both in our writing.

Effective Email Writing

  • Emphasis on Tone
  • Formal vs Informal
  • Effective Replies
  • Escalations

Written Assignments

  • Proper Outlining 
  • Use of Topic Sentences
  • Passive Vs Active Voice
  • Client Hot Buttons
  • Effective Layout

Instructor - Amy Spark

My favorite quote ” the proof is in the pudding”

When it comes to pursuit and marketing, the only way to be successful is with a strong process and a unified team response which is also adaptable and scalable to the opportunity.

Amy is a strong pursuit and marketing professional with over 12 years of experience supporting various industries including pipeline, heavy civil, highway maintenance and construction, industrial, healthcare, major infrastructure, and utilities. Amy possesses extensive experience in the management of small and large-scale proposals. She recognizes the industry shift to create customized content in a competitive market in addition to the need to make proposals and marketing a collaborative effort.

Amy is passionate about learning and teaching others in our industry. In the last four years, Amy has graduated from Digital Publishing and Graphic Design in addition to other certifications related to proposal and market management. Currently, Amy facilitates technical writing and grammar workshops aimed at empowering others to gain confidence in their technical writing.


Member Pricing  $395 +GST
Non-Member Pricing $495 +GST

Online with Zoom

Zoom link will be sent out 24 hours prior to the start of the event.

Event Contact
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October 12, 2023 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) (MDT)
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