Virtual two-day masterclass on technical writing in the life sciences (May 5-6, 2022) –

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Technical Writing Masterclass in Life Sciences” course has been added to from offer.

This virtual seminar will begin with a general discussion on 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 webinar 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.

We will end this webinar with the mechanics of technical writing ranging from planning and organizing content through grammar, spelling and punctuation ending with simplifying writing.

Why should you participate:

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.

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

Main topics covered:

  • Define technical writing

  • Determine the role that technical writing plays in the life sciences

  • Explain what life science technical writers write

  • Explain how technical writers effectively analyze their audience

  • Explain how information is gathered from subject matter experts

  • Explain how writers plan content

  • Explain how non-native audiences are treated

  • Explain the most effective way to simplify your technical writing

  • Explain how accuracy is ensured in technical writing

For more information on this training visit

Scott R. Banks