6-Hour Virtual Webinar on Effective Technical Writing in the Life Sciences – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The webinar “Virtual 6-Hour Seminar on Effective Technical Writing in the Life Sciences” has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer.

This virtual seminar will guide you through the technical writing process from start to finish. Every critical aspect of writing technical papers for the life sciences will be covered with the goal of helping you become better technical writers. The tips and skills presented can be applied immediately and will be evident in the very first paper you write after this virtual seminar.

This seminar will begin with a general discussion of technical writing and its role in the life sciences. Technical writers produce a variety of technical documents that are necessary to manage and direct regulated operations and to meet regulatory requirements. We will spend some time in this seminar discussing these types of documents, their importance, and the consequences of unclear or misunderstood messages.

After laying the groundwork for this content, we look at the writing process starting with the audience and how the audience should be analyzed to determine what level of writing should be used to complete the document.

Collecting the information to include in the technical document requires collaboration between the writer and the various experts in the field who have the knowledge to be collected. How this information is collected can be an efficient efficient process or an inefficient time-consuming undertaking, all dependent on the techniques employed to perform the activity. We will discuss the most effective techniques for extracting information from SMEs as well as the techniques that work best when observing the procedures and activities to be documented.

Why should you attend

Even with the advent of technology, we still communicate with the written word. Technical writing is about conveying information quickly, precisely, clearly and succinctly. How we communicate, how we are understood and how the message is received directly depends on our skills as technical writers. In the life sciences, this skill is extremely important.

In the life sciences, the stakes are high with regard to the ability of writing to allow a 100% precise understanding of the content and, if necessary, the execution of the task or the documented procedure. In the life sciences, it could mean the difference between life or death, safety or injury, loss or recovery, contamination or purity, success or failure.

Unfortunately, technical writing is not a skill given much emphasis in university curricula, if any. Technical writing is a skill that life science workers are expected to possess and are expected to demonstrate at a level of proficiency generally beyond the ability of most. Unfortunately, most technical writing readers are in the “same boat.” They “don’t recognize a good one when they see one”. Ultimately, in most cases, you have poor writing at best that may or may not convey the intended message.

Who should attend:

  • Anyone in the life sciences field responsible for writing technical material to include standard operating procedures and work instructions

  • Associates

  • Supervisors

  • Managers

  • Associate Directors

  • Directors

Main topics covered:

  • What is technical writing and what role does technical writing play in life sciences?

  • Technical writers in the life sciences – what do they write – types of media

  • Analyze the audience

  • Analyze information – work with subject matter experts

  • Content planning

  • Formats, consistency and styles

  • Non-Native Audience Considerations

  • Grammar, spelling, punctuation, numbers and symbols

  • Simplify your writing

  • Ensure Accuracy

For more information on this webinar, visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/mswnuq.

Scott R. Banks