Communicating Technical Information

Need to communicate technical or scientific information? Learn the writing strategies specific to the scientific and technical fields that will help you meet professional standards and produce a useful document.

In this one-day course, you will learn communication techniques that will enable you to write specific, relevant, clear and well-structured texts. With good planning, some writing and editing tips, you will be able to write documents that meet your communication objectives, the expectations of your readers and prevent misunderstandings.

This one-day course is intended for communicators who work at scientific or technical organizations, as well as for subject matter experts who are required to write technical documents but are not professional writers.

  • Topics
  • Audience
  • Instructor
  • Writing for purpose-driven content

  • Meeting your readers’ needs

  • The different types of documents: reports, scientific articles, popularized texts, user manuals, procedures manuals, trainer's guides, etc.

  • Structuring your document to facilitate understanding

  • Presenting information in right-sized chunks

  • Graphics, tables and other visual aids

  • Quotes and bibliographies

  • Using jargon and specialized vocabulary appropriately

  • Reviewing and using checklists

  • Anyone who is responsible for writing technical or scientific documents (reports, instructions, user guides, procedures, etc.)
  • People writing or contributing to technical or scientific papers that do not have writing as a main task
  • Communicators and editors of scientific or technical organizations
  • Anyone writing technical content or wishing to deliver specific information

Caroline Gravel, M.Sc., M.A., is a professional writer and publications manager with more than 17 years’ experience acquired in Canada and abroad. As a publications manager, she has led a variety of large projects ranging from complete website overhauls to writing technical guidance in support of government regulations.  She facilitates writing workshops at the Professional Development Institute, and has taught Business writing, Technical writing and Writing for the Web at the University of Ottawa’s Département de français.

Online Distance Learning 

Certain sessions of this course are now offered online via live video conferencing. Online session are indicated in parenthesis in the box below.

Register today by selecting an online session.


Select a session

Communicating Technical Information (Online session)
March 16, 17, 18, 2022
8:00 - 10:00
Communicating Technical Information (Classroom session)
June 13, 2022
9:00 - 16:00


This workshop is also part of our new Certificate in Workplace WritingLearn how to get started.

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