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Government Technical Writing

A 2-Day Hands-On Workshop

Course Description:

Conveying technical content effectively to customers and end users is a critical skill to help advance the Agency’s mission and the government employee’s professional status in today’s complex government environment. This workshop will demonstrate step-by-step the how-to process and techniques to plan, create and edit technical documents. Participants will develop critical skills and abilities in an engaging, fun, interactive, and safe learning environment.

Learning Objectives & Topics Covered in this Workshop:

  • Determine the purpose of a Technical Document
  • Identify your intended audience and influence content and development based on their needs
  • Writing effective requirements that are meaningful, measurable and enforceable
  • Understand and apply the S.M.A.R.T. technique
  • Build effective documents for flow and content that conveys information clearly
  • Understand the principles of developing effective charts, graphs, tables, and other visual aids
  • Apply effective data display techniques within a document
  • Identify common errors and problems in technical documents
  • Understand formatting and document organization techniques
  • Assess a document for clarity, completeness, and readability
  • Apply effective editing techniques
  • Understand appropriate writing styles for government audiences and customers
  • Apply effective techniques to create effective and grammatically correct written communication
  • Understand how-to support your intended thoughts, requirements, or ideas and assessments
  • Create professional documents
  • Understand and apply effective communication philosophy
  • Apply techniques to select the right word(s)
  • Apply Best Practices for technical writing