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Description: In this workshop, you will learn technical writing strategies that improve workplace writing, including reports, proposals, emails, and web text. The material will not be academic or abstract, but instead will be drawn from the experience of a working technical writer and editor. In addition to applying these strategies in our own writing, the four keys will help you communicate with coworkers or employees whose writing may need improvement. The first day will cover the strategies and guided application. The second day will include workplace simulation of actual technical writing challenges.
Instructor: Jeff Karon, Ph.D. currently is a consultant who provides reputation management through strategic writing and editing, web and instructional design, and training. As a past college professor, he has guided a few thousand students in courses including creative writing, technical writing, literature, philosophy, rhetoric, ethics, and logic, among other subjects. He is a technical writer, editor, website designer, webmaster for a nonprofit literary press, published writer, poet, and scholar in subjects such as literary criticism, linguistics, and ethics. He is a published expert on how to help students and teachers prevent plagiarism and academic dishonesty. He trains others using a model of honorable behavior derived from the strategic martial arts.