Business Writing for Engineers

Engineering context

Written words leave a lasting impression, which can be fantastic or terrible, depending on how well they are penned or typed. There is little point having great concepts if you lack the confidence or skill to sell them to others.

This course is suitable for any person who is required to write reports, tenders or business documents in their workplace. It will give participants the necessary tools to write right.

Participants will:

  • Learn simple rules for planning and executing great business writing
  • Craft consistency in business communications
  • Become acquainted with common writing mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Discover tips for proofreading for readability and dynamic writing
  • Obtain control of the written word and gain confidence

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Build your Chartered competencies

This training course builds skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:

2.   Practise competently
9.   Performance
11. Judgement

Learn more about Chartered Status.

*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee a competency, it provides participants with the underpinning knowledge required to develop specific Chartered competencies.

Business Writing for Engineers
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We can bring this course direct to you and your organisation. For groups of six or more we provide cost-effective, customised and outcome-focused in-house training.

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Is this course for you?

This course has been written for engineers or other professionals who have high level technical qualifications but lack confidence or finesse in writing. If you are someone who knows you have what it takes in engineering but need that little edge on your competitors to secure more contracts or to ensure your reputation is damaged by what you write – then this is the course for you.

Your facilitator for this course

Helen Simpson has more than 25 years’ experience in journalism and writing. As a producer and scriptwriter on television programs and Sydney’s top talkback radio stations, Helen was responsible for both the compilation of business documents and the scripting of programs. Following the writing and publication of a bestselling true crime novel, Helen turned her hand to teaching business writing in various universities and at TAFE. Currently she works at University of Wollongong where she lectures in academic writing.

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