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Plain Writing in TechComm

27 Feb 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST

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Plain writing is the bread and butter of technical writing for a simple reason: technical writers produce documents to instruct, inform, and train. However, many obstacles are encountered during production. In this presentation, eight issues confronted by tech writers in their work will be analyzed, and suggestions/solutions will be provided.

  1. What does a “great technical document” look like?
  2. How to write for your audience
  3. Abstract nouns and verbs
  4. The sin of nominalization
  5. A table is worth a thousand words
  6. Things to avoid like the plague
  7. Writing for an international audience
  8. Writing in action units

Dr. Ugur Akinci is an award-winning technical communicator. He has worked for Fortune 100 companies such as ADP, Fannie Mae, and Honeywell since 1998. Ugur specializes in preparing software documentation and his background includes desktop publishing, print design, and working as a journalist covering the United States (U.S.) Department of State, and the U.S. Congress.

Ugur is a current member and a past president of the Washington D.C.-Baltimore chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). He devotes his professional life to mentoring new technical writers, and providing technical writing training through his web site tcc6.com. Ugur is an Associate Fellow of STC, and plans to continue learning, writing, and sharing.

This webinar is offered through GoToMeeting, and will be recorded. All registrants will receive a link to the recording within 24 hours after the webinar ends. You can attend through the free GoToMeeting app on your mobile device, or in a web browser. You will receive connection information via email one day before the webinar. If you do not receive it, contact events@events.stcwdc.org.

Webinar Host: Tavia Record
President and Professional Development Program Manager
STC Washington, D.C.-Baltimore Chapter

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27 Feb 2020
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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