business technical writing class

Technical Writing

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You can learn the technical writing best practices.

Even though your readers already have the background to grasp your content, they still rely on you to clearly and patiently write technical writing that clearly explains processes, data, and analyses. You need to write easy-to-digest technical writing that doesn’t burden your readers with complex phrasing and poor structure. Learn to choose the correct format and the right methods for each type of technical writing data you want to present.

Course Highlights

  • Learn how to write technical information clearly
  • Learn the best practices for technical writing
  • Learn how to plan and organize clear, concise reports
  • Receive extensive, helpful comments on the reports you write for the course
  • Learn how to get down to writing and write efficiently
  • Learn the best practices for writing informative, readable reports
  • Learn to choose the correct business vocabulary

Course Description

This Technical Writing course teaches you how to prepare reports on subjects that require extensive technical explanations, analyses, and data presentations. We teach business writers how to present information to technical readers in technical reports so they understand the concepts and can apply them in their work.

This course trains you to write technical reports for those with the background to understand them. To learn how to write for non-technical readers, we recommend Writing Technical Explanations for Non-Technical Readers (BWC423).

When You Complete This Course...

  • You will be able to present your explanations and analyses clearly
  • You will know how to identify your intended audience before you start writing and tailor your presentation so they can get the greatest benefit from it.
  • You will understand when it’s appropriate to communicate using visuals to bolster your argument or explanation.
  • You will have reviewed the basics of clear, concise, correct writing, so that small errors don’t distract your readers.

How It Works

Work Online

When you enroll, we give you access to all the online lessons and training materials. Each lesson builds on the lessons that precede it. We offer clear explanations for every part of our training and plenty of real-world examples of how to apply the skills you are learning.

Set Your Own Pace

You go at your own pace and submit assignments when you are ready. You don’t have to be online with other students or perform activities at specific times.

Instructor Feedback

Your instructor evaluates all your work, coaches you through learning the skills, and gives you personalized feedback on what you are doing well and what still needs polish. You can contact your instructor at any time if you have questions about your training, business writing, or the English language.


When you finish the course within four months, you receive a graduation certificate.

Course Outline

Diagnostic 1: Initial writing assessment

Lesson 1: The client and audience

Lesson 2: Objectives and specifications for the technical report

Lesson 3: Ways of selecting information

Lesson 4: Formats for the major types of technical documents

Lesson 5: Presenting technical explanations clearly

Diagnostic 2: Writing clearly

Lesson 6: Organizing

Lesson 7: Using guideposts for clarity

Diagnostic 3: Synthesizing and organizing

Lesson 8: Writing clearly

Lesson 9: Using visual devices

Diagnostic 4: Complete sample report

Lesson 10: Editing

Lesson 11: Writing concisely

Lesson 12: Format and publishing

Diagnostic 5: Final complete report

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Suggested Combinations

This course and Writing Technical Explanations For Non-Technical Readers

Explain technical subjects to non-experts without sacrificing essential detail.

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This course and Basic Grammar Skills Tutorial

One-on-one grammar training customized just for you, without wasting time on skills you don’t need.

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This course and Business Writing Skills

Our fundamental writing course for clear, effective, professional business documents.

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Dr. Hogan

Writing Coaching by Dr. Robert Hogan

Dr. Hogan has been training writers for 40 years in universities, colleges of business, consulting companies, and professional writing companies.

Learn more about Dr. Hogan.

Course Features

Course Materials: Online

Certificate upon Completion: Yes

Instructor Feedback: Yes

Letter of Recommendation: Yes

Lesson Count: 13

Practice Activities: 10

Exams: 5

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