Professional Technical Writer Skills for Improving Your Work Process with Data Science Support

Speakers

Tara Carson
Technical Writer II Pfizer, Inc.

Start

April 17, 2019 - 2:00 PM

End

April 17, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Professional Technical Writer Skills for Improving your Work Process with Data Science Support

This session will include tips for using skills in technical writing to improve work performance, efficacy, and  interfacing with SMEs and other professionals based on scientific evidence.

In this session, the attendee will learn about software and will get tips for completing their work tasks effectively.

Trello is a software program that can be used to organize projects and multi-step work tasks to manage them effectively. Scientific evidence suggests that this type of project management works better than other types.

Microsoft OneNote is a software program that allows the user to place information within it for an easy reference to find tips, training information, work projects, and other go-to guides for completing work tasks, which gives the technical writer user one software program to use for their information. This is great for their organizational skills, and is a solid choice any information professional, according to a scientific review.

Subject matter expert (SME) interviewing is better with a process, and there is one that is scientifically proven to be best, from an educational technology study.

Attendees will also learn evidence-based best practices for:

Working with others to create written work
Dividing content
Visual presentation
Managing due dates

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