This seminar will begin with a general discussion of technical writing and its role within the life sciences. Technical writers produce a variety of technical documents that are required to manage and direct regulated operations and to meet regulatory requirements. We will spend some time in this seminar discussing those document types, their importance, and the consequences of the messages are unclear or misunderstood.
What is technical writing, and what role does technical writing play in the life sciences?
Technical writers in the life sciences – what do they write – types of medium
Analyzing the audience
Analyzing the information – working with Subject Matter Experts
Planning the content
Formats, consistency and styles
Non-native audience considerations
Grammar, spelling, punctuation, numbers and symbols