IQC For Training, Consultancy & Auditing
In response to the Corona Virus crisis - This course will be delivered by Virtual (online) Classroom Training. More on our Virtual Classroom Training can be found here Technical Writing
This live online course develops skills for effective technical writing in the life sciences industries. Participants learn about technical content and documentation in a fun, engaging, interactive, and practical way. Delivered over two half days, this course is ideal for technical professionals such as quality managers, software developers, engineers, technicians, scientists, and analysts.
On completion of the training the participants will have the skills and techniques to:
• Write clear, concise, and audience-centric content
• Understand the writing process
• Plan and structure documents from scratch
• Understand the value of using a style guide
• Take part in a peer editing process and give constructive and relevant feedback.
Module Title Description
6 Elements of Structure In this module, participants learn techniques to help structure content in a way that makes it as easy as possible for audiences to locate the information they need.
7 Style Guides and Templates Participants learn how a style guide supports the creation of a unified voice and message. This module also discusses the benefit of templates in the writing process.
8 Mechanics of Writing This module focuses on grammar and punctuation, using practical examples to highlight common grammatical errors.
9 Editing This module teaches participants best practice techniques for self-editing and providing constructive feedback to colleagues in review cycles.
Module Title Description
1 Introduction This module introduces the field of technical writing and outlines the learning outcomes for the course.
2 The Importance of Good Documentation & the Writing Process In this module, participants learn why good documentation is important, and they are introduced to the concept of the Writing Process.
3 Know your Audience Participants learn how to gather and manage information, and how to develop audience-centric content.
5 Characteristics of Good Writing This module focuses on key elements of good writing, such as using the active voice, clarity of structure and language, conciseness, and completeness and accuracy of content. It also introduces the important concept of storytelling.
We also specialise in developing tailored courses to suit the specific needs of organisations in the life sciences and software industries.
Technical Writing Trainers
Oonagh Montague is a communications expert with more than twenty years' experience as a journalist, lecturer, and senior project manager. She teaches Effective Writing Skills, Storytelling for Business, Understanding Audiences, Writing and Presentation Skills, and Media Marketing to audiences ranging from IT, medtech, and pharmaceutical professionals to third level students and academics. She is an engaging and intuitive trainer, who specialises in the translation of technical material into clear language, and the presentation of new or complex ideas to a specified audience.
Philip Byrne has over 25 years experience in auditing and management of Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety Management Systems. He has worked in Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals for nine years supporting the drug substance manufacturing facility, playing a key role in Technical Training, Quality, and overall GMP compliance. Philip also lectures at the Technological University Dublin and Griffith College (Regulatory Affairs and GMP, Technology Transfer, Validation and GMP Auditing).
Technical Writing €395
The 2 days went really quickly - Fergal was excellant - so positive and helpful and has amazing experience.
Orla McKiernan - Griffith College
Going into the course I wouldn't have been confident to complete an audit myself but leaving the course I felt I could confidently complete an internal or external audit.
Michelle - TCFG
Overall experience was great, I learned a lot from this course. Style, technique and content were helpful in terms of building Audit experience.
Marwan Redha - Medtronics