For many, writing a good report may turn out to be an even more difficult task than conducting the technical assignment itself. This may be especially true for most Technicians, Engineers, Scientists and similar professionals.
The consequence of an unclear report is information loss. The report submitted must be well structured in a logical, flowing manner to enable the information to be well understood by the reader.
Furthermore, when you have to communicate complex technical information, your technical report has to deliver your message with clarity whilst demonstrating the rigorous methodology that underpins your findings and conclusions.
This course will enable you to improve your technical report writing so that you engage readers, clearly communicate your expertise in engineering and technology, and reduce the time needed to produce technical documents.
Our technical report writing training will show you how to write technical reports that combine readability with technical rigor. Our clients for technical report writing training include leading companies in the automotive, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, environmental and engineering sectors as well as a range of public sector organizations, governmental departments
Benefits to individual and Organization
structure and compose sound technical reports that convey the message to the intended audience
Communicate effectively through the use of graphical means, avoiding ambiguity in interpretation of complex statements
Express the outcome of your research, analysis or findings in a clear manner – present concluding statements in written and spoken presentations
Understand the importance of the readers’ needs
Gain the correct balance between completeness and brevity
Structure the report in a logical manner
Use illustrations, tables and graphs in a relevant manner.
Composing and replying emails effectively
Who Should Attend?
This course is suitable for Managers from both the industrial as well as the services sectors.
The target audience for this training course can be from different sectors and may include anticipated authors as well as reviewers and readers of such reports, including
Technicians and Engineers
Technical Supervisors and Managers
Maintenance Technicians and Engineers
Quality Technicians and Inspectors
Business managers from every department
Module 1: Technical Report Writing Essentials
Addressing the needs of different readers
The technical reader
The decision maker
Bringing technical writing to life
The right words
The right style
Module 2: Setting Tones and Styles
Demonstrating professional credibility
Making the text readable
Module 3: Organizing your thoughts
Using Microsoft word
Structuring the material
Developing a route through complex issues
Producing the report outline
Developing a formal hierarchy
Using appendices and references
Module 4: Writing Specialist Documents
Reports to statutory regulators
Module 5: The Report Writing Process
Gathering and sorting material
Presenting information for impact
Format and layout of a Technical report
Components of a technical report
Steps to draft a successful report
Module 6: Effectively presenting data in report
How and where to best place the data
Using Microsoft Excel
Table charts and illustration
Numbering and captions
Module 7: Final draft of the report
Making it concise and clear
Module 8: Business Letters and Emails
Composing and replying to emails
Structure of different types of emails
Scheduling through Emails
Module 9: Wrapping up
Final Discussion – Notes
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