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Technical Writing Essentials


Learn Essential Technical Writing Skills Created by Environmental Experts for Environmental Professionals

Did you know technical writing is one of the top five skills most desired by employers in the environmental sector?

The Technical Writing Essentials course  is founded on extensive research on the key writing skills for success in the environmental sector. In technical writing, the ability to communicate information and messages clearly to your reader is often the difference between the failure and success of a project. Being a proficient technical writer requires a combination of skill, logic and imagination. Good writers inform, educate and document their work. The course uses practical exercises, resources, and templates to prepare you to convey a clear, concise message tailored to your audience for your next technical proposal or report.

You’ll learn how to: 

  • Understand your audience and use appropriate tools to write to them
  • Identify different types of technical documents and their intended purpose
  • Recognize and revise common mistakes in e-mails
  • Use design, structure, and review strategies to produce well-written technical documents

This course is ideal for:

  • Recently graduated students seeking to understand how to use technical writing in the environmental sector
  • Junior to mid-level environmental professionals seeking to enhance their technical writing skills or transition into a new role

Having the ability to convey detailed, complex information in a way that is easily understood by many different audiences is critically important. This course will explore valuable technical skills that environmental professionals use to when writing.

Topics include:

  1. The Importance of Writing Well
  2. Identifying and Understanding your Reader
  3. Choosing the Right Document for the Right Purpose
  4. Designing and Structuring a Document
  5. Reviewing and Revising a Document

Note: We highly recommend completing our Technical Writing Basics online training course before starting this course so you are familiar with the tasks and terminology that will be used.

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 six months of full course access.

What is the course format?

This is an online, self-directed course. You will work through the course material at your own pace. Your learning will also be supported with expert videos, activities, knowledge checks, a glossary and additional resources.

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 should take up to five hours to complete the course, however, it is up to you how much time you spend on the material. Once purchased, you will have six months of full course access.

I have a membership with ECO Canada, where do I find my online course discount code?

If you are an EPt, EP, EP Auditor, ECO+ PRO or ECO+ Enterprise member, you receive a discount on our online training courses. To retrieve your discount code, that can be applied at checkout, you must:

  1. Login to your ECO Account by clicking here >>
  2. Click on your member tab “My Certification” or “ECO +”
  3. Locate the applicable discount code
    • Under the “EP Member Discounts” button of the “My Certification” tab
    • Under the “Training & Webinars Discounts” section
  4. Enter code on purchase page to receive your discount
+ Overview

Learn Essential Technical Writing Skills Created by Environmental Experts for Environmental Professionals

Did you know technical writing is one of the top five skills most desired by employers in the environmental sector?

The Technical Writing Essentials course  is founded on extensive research on the key writing skills for success in the environmental sector. In technical writing, the ability to communicate information and messages clearly to your reader is often the difference between the failure and success of a project. Being a proficient technical writer requires a combination of skill, logic and imagination. Good writers inform, educate and document their work. The course uses practical exercises, resources, and templates to prepare you to convey a clear, concise message tailored to your audience for your next technical proposal or report.

You’ll learn how to: 

  • Understand your audience and use appropriate tools to write to them
  • Identify different types of technical documents and their intended purpose
  • Recognize and revise common mistakes in e-mails
  • Use design, structure, and review strategies to produce well-written technical documents

This course is ideal for:

  • Recently graduated students seeking to understand how to use technical writing in the environmental sector
  • Junior to mid-level environmental professionals seeking to enhance their technical writing skills or transition into a new role
+ Course Topics

Having the ability to convey detailed, complex information in a way that is easily understood by many different audiences is critically important. This course will explore valuable technical skills that environmental professionals use to when writing.

Topics include:

  1. The Importance of Writing Well
  2. Identifying and Understanding your Reader
  3. Choosing the Right Document for the Right Purpose
  4. Designing and Structuring a Document
  5. Reviewing and Revising a Document

Note: We highly recommend completing our Technical Writing Basics online training course before starting this course so you are familiar with the tasks and terminology that will be used.

+ 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 six months of full course access.

What is the course format?

This is an online, self-directed course. You will work through the course material at your own pace. Your learning will also be supported with expert videos, activities, knowledge checks, a glossary and additional resources.

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 should take up to five hours to complete the course, however, it is up to you how much time you spend on the material. Once purchased, you will have six months of full course access.

I have a membership with ECO Canada, where do I find my online course discount code?

If you are an EPt, EP, EP Auditor, ECO+ PRO or ECO+ Enterprise member, you receive a discount on our online training courses. To retrieve your discount code, that can be applied at checkout, you must:

  1. Login to your ECO Account by clicking here >>
  2. Click on your member tab “My Certification” or “ECO +”
  3. Locate the applicable discount code
    • Under the “EP Member Discounts” button of the “My Certification” tab
    • Under the “Training & Webinars Discounts” section
  4. Enter code on purchase page to receive your discount