January 19, 2022 - 1:00 PM
January 19, 2022 - 2:00 PM
Plain Language Writing Techniques for Better Technical Communication
Wednesday, 19 January 2022; 1:00 to 2:00 PM Eastern time (GMT-5)
Convoluted writing stuffed with abstract nouns and verbs, run-on sentences, and nominalizations is one of the major culprits of costly communications failure. Such writing usually leads to unnecessary follow-up emails or phone calls and seriously degrades office and project productivity.
This webinar teaches how to cleanup your English prose through a series of elimination techniques. The webinar also teaches how to avoid some of the most common writing pitfalls that make unambiguous clear-headed communication impossible.
Thanks to the examples that accompany each topic, the students will be able to try their hands in applying the methods described and gain a lasting mastery of plain writing techniques that work.
You will learn such powerful plain writing techniques as:
- Avoiding abstract nouns and verbs
- Avoiding allusions
- Using the active voice properly
- How to use tables to help you communicate better
- The benefits of eliminating the verb “to be” from your writing
- Eliminating “unless”
- Eliminating technical jargon
- Eliminating ornaments
- Eliminating redundant pairs
- Eliminating phrasal verbs
- Avoiding “IN phrases”
- Eliminating “Necessary”
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