Technical Writing for Life Science Professionals: 3-Day Virtual Seminar July 13-15, 2022 –


DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Technical Writing Course for Life Science Professionals” training has been added to from offer.

The virtual seminar will begin with a general discussion on technical writing and its role in the life sciences. It will discuss the most effective techniques for extracting information from SMEs as well as the techniques that work best when observing procedures and activities to be documented.

The webinar concludes with the mechanics of technical writing ranging from planning and organizing content to grammar, spelling and punctuation ending with simplifying writing.

learning objective

An effective technical writer must consider many aspects of the craft to be truly effective. Writers must adopt and apply the form and style of the industry in which they work because there are differences, for example, between writing materials for a pharmaceutical production operation and creating scientific journal articles. Writers need to understand their audience in terms of their needs and abilities and the level of explanation they require as well as their fluency in the language in which the material is written. They must have a complete and unwavering dedication to accuracy and consistency. Technical writers need to understand and be skilled at collaboration because that’s how accuracy is achieved – by gathering insights from subject matter experts.

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.

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 3-day virtual seminar will walk 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:

Module 1 Technical Writing Overview

  • What is Technical Writing

  • What role does technical writing play in the life sciences?

  • Key Elements of Technical Report Sections

  • Learn strategies for organizing, writing, editing and proofreading documents and correspondence

  • You will learn methods to assess your writing style and apply steps to express complex ideas more clearly and concisely.

Module 2 Technical Writing Basic Rules and Skills Required for Technical Writers

  • How to start the process

  • How to collect information and determine what information is required

  • Formats, consistency and styles

  • Non-Native Audience Considerations

  • Grammar, spelling, punctuation, numbers and symbols

  • Simplify your writing

  • Ensure Accuracy

  • Understand your own writing patterns and know the answers to your English language questions

  • How Active and Passive Voices Work and How to Choose the Most Appropriate for the Type of Writing You Do

Module 3 Knowing the Audience

  • Analyze the audience

  • Analyze information – work with subject matter experts

  • Know how to revise and revise documents

  • How to handle reviewer comments

  • How to negotiate with reviewers when disagreements arise between reviewers

  • Learn to increase confidence in writing and reviewing documents

  • Evaluate and write to the public to produce effective written correspondence

  • Effective techniques for extracting information from SMEs

Module 4 Regulatory Requirements

  • FDA Expectations for Quality of Written Text in Submitted Documents

  • Common opportunities often overlooked or underestimated by aspiring writers

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

  • Mandates for documentation set by regulators, such as the FDA, International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and other governing bodies

  • How to Write Effective Summaries and Respond to FDA Information Requests

Module 5 Outcome Document

  • How to integrate comments into the final document

  • How to get feedback to meet deadlines

  • Final document approval

  • The critical aspect of writing technical documents for the life sciences will be covered with the aim of helping you become a better technical writer.

  • How documents work in tandem, from initial correspondence on a project to an approved protocol, amendments, and a final study report

  • Editing and Completing Reports

Summary of module 6

  • Q&A session with the course instructor

  • Case study and numerous exercises

  • Discuss your current challenges

  • Award certificate for completing the 3-day course

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