Technical Writing Skills – Tip of the Month (April 2017)

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Technical Writing Skills – Tip of the Month (April 2017)

Writing Style

Tailor your writing style for your intended reader to make your document more effective and easier to understand. Always bear in mind the technical level of the reader when writing your document.

  • Use formal rather than informal language; for example, use the word completed rather than done, occurred instead of happened etc.
  • Remember, this does not mean that you should try to use big words or, overcomplicated or convoluted sentences. Simple, direct language is best.
  • Do not overload your sentences; keep them short and to the point.

To give greater clarity; use precise, specific word choices rather than generalisations e.g. The mean tensile strength increased by 20%; rather than, a significant improvement in strength was achieved.

To find out more about this and other practical tips that will improve your technical writing why not come along to one of our Technical Writing Skills training courses. To enquire further or to book, call us on +353 61 339040 or email us.

John Lafferty – Technical Writing Tutor 

John Lafferty is our Technical Writing Skills course Tutor. John also delivers courses in areas such as Quality Systems, Process Validation, Software Validation and Quality Risk Management on behalf of SQT. John runs a Quality Management Consultancy, Northridge Quality & Validation, which specialises in providing assistance to the Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical sector.

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