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Technical Writing for Non-Writers


If your job includes writing documentation, proposals, online material and reports, you will benefit from this online class. Learn proven approaches and techniques, and apply them immediately back on the job to achieve successful written communication of technical information. This is a self-paced class with instructor interaction and feedback. You will complete four modules, each with a lesson and an assignment, and you will receive feedback on your assignment before moving on to the next module.


This class is organized into four units:

  1. Evaluating audience, purpose, and content
  2. Examining the role of organization and visual strategies in presenting information
  3. Writing clearly by avoiding common mechanical and rhetorical problems
  4. Applying skills to improve technical documents

Computer with Internet connection required.

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Who Should Attend

Technical staff, engineers, developers, product managers, business analysts, project managers, training designers and content experts

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Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Know the audience, purpose and content of your writing before you begin
  • Apply visual strategies to convey information
  • Write with greater clarity and precision
  • Simplify complex technical information
  • Recognize audience needs
  • Use illustrations and tables effectively
  • Edit and polish final drafts

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This program can be applied toward the:

Open Enrollment-Class Available Jan. 1-June 30
Location: UWM School of Continuing Education (Click link for directions)
Instructor: Dave Clark, Ph.D.
CEUs: 0.8
Enrollment Limit: 10
Program No. 5052-8086
Open Enrollment-Class Available July 1-December 31
Location: UWM School of Continuing Education (Click link for directions)
Instructor: Dave Clark, Ph.D.
CEUs: 0.8
Program No. 5052-8085
Note: This is a self-paced class with instructor feedback. You will receive log-in information for the D2L platform after you have registered.
For more information, contact:
Anne O'Meara, Program Director,, 414-227-3311


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