Continuing Professional Development Seminars

WRITING GOOD engineering reports and email

April 28, 2022

Whether we like it or not, readers let their emotions about information presentation cloud their views about information content. Clients hire engineers to think and use their expertise. If a client pays the engineer big bucks but gets a confusing and inconsistent report in return, they really wonder if their money has been well spent. They may not be repeat customers.

This course assumes you know English grammar and syntax, so it doesn't go there. Instead, it provides a much-more-useful toolbox of short techniques you can apply when designing an engineering document from the ground up or writing an engineering report using some existing template. Also emails. These techniques are designed to take your good ideas and present them better, and are based on observations from years of editing engineering documents and coaching business writers. There are in- class exercises. Your "what-about?" questions and counterexamples are welcome.

Who should attend

  • anyone writing technical reports or supervising those who do
  • anyone writing RFPs and proposals in response to RFPs
  • anyone building on a technical foundation to convince others to take action
  • anyone using email in a business context

Presenter's Bio

Tim Green is an engineer and history hunter. He spent 26 years in the Canadian army as a signals officer. That included tours of duty as troop commander in Quebec, Egypt, and Cyprus, and then as space systems engineer and senior staff planner. He retired with the rank of Major from the position of chief information officer of a 12,000-person organization.

Outside the army, Tim worked as an IT consultant, manager for Dell Canada, project manager for a railway company, and English/French interpreter. He has been a technical editor for 15 years, and recently retired after 10 years as a project manager and procurement expert with the Government of Yukon. He served for five years on the governing council of Engineers Yukon.

Tim is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada, Carleton University, and the United States Army Command and General Staff College. He has degrees in electrical engineering and is a shared recipient of the 1988 Nobel Prize for Peace. He tracks down old copper mines using lidar, GPS, and boots on the ground.

When: Thursday, April 28, 2022 9:00AM-1:30PM

Where: Combined Newmont Classroom + NorthwesTel Event Space
Yukonstruct - 2180 2nd Avenue, Whitehorse, YT

Cost: $50.00

Other: Refreshments and lunch will be served at the event. Dietary restrictions may be identified on the registration form.

Register by emailing registration and payment forms by 12:00PM 20 April to to reserve your spot today!

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