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Technical Writing


Build the business-writing skills that matter most for environmental professionals.

Employers rate strong writing skills as one of their top hiring criteria. That’s because well-written project deliverables such as reports and presentations provide strong value to clients.

Developed by environmental technical writing experts, this online course provides practical tips and guidance so you can produce strong project deliverables and build the business-writing skills that matter most for environmental professionals. Upon course completion, you’ll:

  • Learn the fundamental concepts necessary to produce technical writing that best communicates technical concepts to stakeholders
  • Understand the expectations for strong environmental reports, proposals, and presentations
  • Take on more responsibility on projects by demonstrating you can master the entire writing process, including planning, writing and editing
  • Learn practical techniques to break bad habits and improve your writing and editing skills
  • Improve efficiency and understanding amongst internal and external stakeholders through clear and effective communications
  • Reduce miscommunication by adapting your writing for technical and non-technical audiences
  • Get direct feedback from a senior technical writer on how you can improve
  • Better contribute to and collaborate in the writing process with co-workers to meet project timelines

This course is ideal for environmental professionals who play a supporting or leading role in the development of stakeholder reports, contracts or communications, such as:

  • Project Coordinators
  • Scientists
  • Specialists
  • Consultants
  • Engineers
  • Technical or Support Staff

This online technical writing course covers 7 key topics for environmental professionals and uses engaging videos and practical examples from environmental industry experts.

1. The Writing Process
2. Using Data
3. Using Language
4. Environmental Impact Assessments
5. Technical Presentations
6. Technical Reports
7. Proposal Writing

Once you’ve completed the 7 topics, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion.

What’s the deadline to enrol?

There are no set enrolment dates, so you can start this on-demand course at any time. Once you’ve purchased the course, you’ll have 6 months of full course access.

What is the course format?

This is an online, self-directed course. You’ll learn practical skills through expert videos, real-life scenarios, workbooks, and more.

How will I be recognized once I’ve completed the course?

You’ll receive a formal Certificate of Completion once you’ve completed all of the required course topics and written the final exam. This course also counts towards professional development credits for EP Certification.

Do I need to buy separate course materials (e.g. textbooks, guides, etc.)?

All of your learning materials are included, so you don’t need to buy anything extra.

How long does this course take?

It takes about 10 to 15 hours to complete the course. You choose the pace and order that you want to complete the course topics.

+ Overview

Build the business-writing skills that matter most for environmental professionals.

Employers rate strong writing skills as one of their top hiring criteria. That’s because well-written project deliverables such as reports and presentations provide strong value to clients.

Developed by environmental technical writing experts, this online course provides practical tips and guidance so you can produce strong project deliverables and build the business-writing skills that matter most for environmental professionals. Upon course completion, you’ll:

  • Learn the fundamental concepts necessary to produce technical writing that best communicates technical concepts to stakeholders
  • Understand the expectations for strong environmental reports, proposals, and presentations
  • Take on more responsibility on projects by demonstrating you can master the entire writing process, including planning, writing and editing
  • Learn practical techniques to break bad habits and improve your writing and editing skills
  • Improve efficiency and understanding amongst internal and external stakeholders through clear and effective communications
  • Reduce miscommunication by adapting your writing for technical and non-technical audiences
  • Get direct feedback from a senior technical writer on how you can improve
  • Better contribute to and collaborate in the writing process with co-workers to meet project timelines

This course is ideal for environmental professionals who play a supporting or leading role in the development of stakeholder reports, contracts or communications, such as:

  • Project Coordinators
  • Scientists
  • Specialists
  • Consultants
  • Engineers
  • Technical or Support Staff
+ Course Topics

This online technical writing course covers 7 key topics for environmental professionals and uses engaging videos and practical examples from environmental industry experts.

1. The Writing Process
2. Using Data
3. Using Language
4. Environmental Impact Assessments
5. Technical Presentations
6. Technical Reports
7. Proposal Writing

Once you’ve completed the 7 topics, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion.

+ FAQ

What’s the deadline to enrol?

There are no set enrolment dates, so you can start this on-demand course at any time. Once you’ve purchased the course, you’ll have 6 months of full course access.

What is the course format?

This is an online, self-directed course. You’ll learn practical skills through expert videos, real-life scenarios, workbooks, and more.

How will I be recognized once I’ve completed the course?

You’ll receive a formal Certificate of Completion once you’ve completed all of the required course topics and written the final exam. This course also counts towards professional development credits for EP Certification.

Do I need to buy separate course materials (e.g. textbooks, guides, etc.)?

All of your learning materials are included, so you don’t need to buy anything extra.

How long does this course take?

It takes about 10 to 15 hours to complete the course. You choose the pace and order that you want to complete the course topics.