ECO Canada technical writing

Last Updated on January 18, 2023

Build the Business-Writing Skills That Matter Most for Environmental Professionals.

When you write, you must first collect data and ideas and put them together in a report or other document that is comprehensive and easy for your readers to understand.

This course is intended to help you develop your ability to write efficiently and with confidence. You will learn how to produce strong project deliverables and build business-writing skills that matter most for Environmental Professionals.

This course is ideal for Environmental Professionals who support the development of stakeholders reports, contracts, or communications.

To further develop your technical writing skills and support the course content, you will hear from experts, work through activities and knowledge checks, complete quizzes, and be provided with a glossary and additional resources to further support your learning.

You’ll also:

  • Create documents that are easy for your target audience to read and understand
  • Apply techniques for tackling common writing tasks and common writing problems
  • Gain experience working with the kinds of documents produced in the environmental field

Learn Essential Technical Writing Skills Created by Environmental Experts for Environmental Professionals

Did you know technical writing is one of the top five skills most desired by employers in the environmental sector?

The Technical Writing Essentials course  is founded on extensive research on the key writing skills for success in the environmental sector. In technical writing, the ability to communicate information and messages clearly to your reader is often the difference between the failure and success of a project. Being a proficient technical writer requires a combination of skill, logic and imagination. Good writers inform, educate and document their work. The course uses practical exercises, resources, and templates to prepare you to convey a clear, concise message tailored to your audience for your next technical proposal or report.

You’ll learn how to: 

  • Understand your audience and use appropriate tools to write to them
  • Identify different types of technical documents and their intended purpose
  • Recognize and revise common mistakes in e-mails
  • Use design, structure, and review strategies to produce well-written technical documents

This course is ideal for:

  • Recently graduated students seeking to understand how to use technical writing in the environmental sector
  • Junior to mid-level environmental professionals seeking to enhance their technical writing skills or transition into a new role

Scientific and Technical Writers and Editors

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Technical writers, also called technical communicators, prepare instruction manuals, how-to guides, journal articles, and other supporting documents to communicate complex and technical information more easily. They also develop, gather, and disseminate technical information through an organization’s communications channels. (Occupational Outlook Handbook)

NOC Code

5121 – Authors and writers

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Artistic
Investigative
Conventional

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Education

There are no standard education requirements for technical writers. Employers generally prefer to hire technical writers who have related post-secondary education or experience and can supply samples of their work. (Alberta Learning Information Centre).

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