April 30, 2011
Technical and business professionals spend a lot of time reading and writing, and yet few have much formal training in this area. A survey from 1986-1998 found that engineers spent an average of 280 hours a year reading and 221 hours a year writing. That’s about 25% of their time. These averages are even higher for scientific and medical professionals.
Improving the effectiveness of our business writing will, as a minimum, result in more productive reading and writing efforts. Even more significant can be the consequences of poorly written material. For example:
The list goes on, and I’m sure many of us could add our own personal experiences to the list. Often avoiding these types of problems is just a matter of knowing and applying some well defined skills; the skills of effective writing.
Title: Effective Writing for Business and Technology
Created: April 30, 2011
Last modified: April 30, 2011
Tags: private course, writing