TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Subject:Workshops for On-the-Job Writers From:"Kevin S. Wilson" <Jewkes -at- AOL -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 5 Dec 1994 15:19:37 -0500
Are you interested in improving the communication skills of engineers,
technicians, scientists, managers, and other on-the-job writers?
Does your organization provide communication workshops for on-the-job
If so, I'd like to talk with you.
With Mike Markel, I am the co-coordinator of Boise State University's Writing
Workshop Series. In 1994, we offered nine 4-hour workshops in technical
communication, aiming most of them at engineers, scientists, technicians, and
managers. In 1995, we will be offering seven 4-hour workshops, focusing them
on the written and oral communication skills needed by engineers, scientists,
technicians, and managers.
In addition, the Writing Workshop Series provides on-site custom workshops to
business, industry, and government. For instance, we recently completed a
series of workshops with Idaho Power Company, and have just completed the
first section of a quarterly course, Intro to Technical Writing, for
engineers and technicians at Micron Semiconductor, Inc.
If you call our secretary, Nancy Gray, at 208-385-3033, she will gladly send
you brochures about the Writing Workshop Series. And I would be happy to talk
with you about the series and about other ways to improve the communication
skills of on-the-job writers.
Finally, I would be interested in hearing from anyone whose organization
provides similar training, particularly from representatives of colleges and
universities offering workshops like those offered by BSU.
Kevin S. Wilson (JEWKES -at- AOL -dot- COM)
Program in Technical Communication
Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725
208/385-1708, ext. 2 (BSU voice mail)