Technical Writing

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Learn how to enhance your technical documentation by writing with clarity, brevity and accuracy for the intended audience.

Technical writing conveys information about a technical subject to a specific audience for a specific purpose. It can prompt change, guide decisions, educate readers or offer instruction. In this course, you will learn to produce clearly written, accurate and comprehensive technical documents for your audiences.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the differences between technical writing and other styles of writing
  • Define the steps involved in organizing a technical writing project
  • Describe the role of planning, scheduling, style guides and editing
  • Understand how to present information in technical documentation
  • Develop user-friendly technical documents
  • Recognize the structures and style which work best for technical documentation
  • Understand the technical writing process

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This course qualifies as credits toward the International Association of Business Communicators' (IABC) professional certifications.  

When applying to sit for either the exam for Communications Management Professional (CMP)® or Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP)® or to apply for recertification, Gardiner Centre courses can be an integral part of your application package. 

To learn more about this global standard certification, visit: To inquire about sitting for a certification exam, contact the local IABC NL chapter at, or visit:

This course qualifies for Professional Development Units (PDUs) as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Each course has a specific qualifying factor for PDUs. See the table below for a specific PDU breakdown for this Gardiner Center program.

To learn more about PDUs and how to apply these credits to your active credential please see

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Past Participants Said:

"I gained a new perspective on an activity that I currently do in my work. I expect to be more efficient and effective in my writing."

"Allowed me to take a step back and take a look at my writing techniques and make them more clear and concise."

"Martha is a very knowledgeable instructor and delivers the subject in a manner that is easy to understand."


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