Newsletter - April 2022 - Are you as good as Leonardo da Vinci?

Mary Cullen
Post by Mary Cullen
Originally published April 30, 2022, updated May 2, 2022
Newsletter - April 2022 - Are you as good as Leonardo da Vinci?

Writing for Business Newsletter

Expert tips and strategies to enhance your writing at work
April 2022 Issue

This month we're talking about the highly coveted skill of technical writing. Technical writing is not just for technical writers, and Leonardo da Vinci is a perfect example.

During the period of the Renaissance, he wrote ‘user manuals’ for his unique inventions. Obviously, the diagrams and written instructions were just a complement to his creations, but they are still a huge part of what he is known for today.

At some point, most people need to convey technical information in an email, report, or executive summary. Writing with clarity, brevity, and accuracy is required in all of these situations.

Our instructor, Kara, has outlined the skills required for technical writing and how to improve each of them in her recent blog post.

She also made a list of the top 10 bad technical writing examples. And fortunately, she also addressed how to fix each of them.

These two articles are a great way to quickly review technical writing, but enrolling in a course will ensure you can write clear documents with ease.

We'll be posting more about writing all types of technical documentation in the coming weeks. 


Error Hunt: Can you spot the error?

An independent research company polled hundreds of our customers, and the results are currently being calculated. We should receive the report by next Wednesday.

I have not yet seen any of the research company’s statistician’s data, but until I have the opportunity to review this, we need to defer all pricing changes.

Can you spot the error? If not, learn how to correct the mistake here.

More recent blog articles

5 Technical Writing Skills Teams Need to Hone

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March 30, 2022

How is Technical Writing Used Today?

by Kara Latz
March 24, 2022

Definition of a Technical Writing Process

by Kara Latz
April 12, 2022

Technical Writing for Engineers [The Ultimate Guide & Course]

by Tom DuPois
April 15, 2022

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Mary Cullen
Post by Mary Cullen
Originally published April 30, 2022, updated May 2, 2022
Mary founded Instructional Solutions in 1998, and is an internationally recognized business writing trainer and executive writing coach with two decades of experience helping thousands of individuals and businesses master the strategic skill of business writing. She excels at designing customized business writing training programs to maximize productivity, advance business objectives, and convey complex information. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of Rhode Island, an M.A. in English Literature from Boston College, and a C.A.G.S. in Composition and Rhetoric from the University of New Hampshire.