Training New Technical Writers
After obtaining a B.S. and an M.S. in Chemistry from Tuskegee University, Robert Peoples joined the pharmaceutical industry as a Research Chemist with a concentration in analytical chemistry at Wyeth/Lederle. While at Wyeth/Lederle Robert was primarily responsible for the analysis of the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) in various drug delivery formulations, e.g. aerosols, capsules, creams, ointments, and tablets. He joined Organon/Merck as a Research Chemist responsible for the development of stability-indicating methods of analysis using HPLC.
While at Organon/Merck, Robert transitioned into technical writing. As a Technical Writer, he was responsible for the creation of procedures for instrument qualification, test scripts, IQ/OQ/PQ protocols for sample handling, cleaning validation reports, method transfer reports, method validation reports, stability reports, Change Control, and CAPAs. Later he joined Johnson and Johnson as a Technical Writer where he created stability strategies, protocols, and reports as well as SOPs developed training materials and competency profiles in addition to proofreading and improving written reports for other departments. He also edited policies and procedures, user guides, and job aids.
leaving Johnson and Johnson Robert became a consultant to other
pharmaceutical companies where he created SOPs for analytical method
validation as well as pharmaceutical stability studies and stability
program management. For another client company, he created stability
reports that addressed FDA concerns about OOS/OOT results. For yet
another client company he created stability reports, protocols, and
strategies for medical devices. He also created written assessments for
software-controlled laboratory instrumentation. Robert also has extensive experience in data review, stability management, and training.
The objective of the webinar is training to become Technical Writers. Technical Writing is labor-intensive. By that, I mean that someone learns to be a Technical Writer by creating Technical Documents. Simply stated, a Technical Writer learns to do by doing. Training for Technical Writers involve General Comments about Creating Technical Documents, actually Creating Technical Documents, understanding the difference between Technical Writing and Creative Writing or Journalism, Parts of a Technical Document, Value of Editing/Proofreading/Rewriting Technical Documents, Value of Visual Aids, how to Create In-House Templates, Things to Avoid in Technical Writing, Roles of Reviewers and Approvers, and the final review of documents.
Technical Writing is an interesting, highly desirable field that is applicable to many industries. However, specialized training is absolutely necessary. This webinar is the first step in that process.
- Learn about Technical Document issues
- Learn Technical Writing Goals
- Learn how to Research the Subject Matter and Audience
- Learn how Technical Writing differs from Creative Writing
- Learn how to Edit/Proofread Technical Writing (Rewriting)
- Learn the Value of Charts, Graphs, Pictures, and Tables
- Learn to Create In-House Templates
- Things to Avoid In Technical Writing
- Roles of Reviewers and Approvers
Course Level - Basic
Who Should Attend
- IT personnel
- Human Resources
- Any highly technical, highly specialized personnel
Why Should You Attend
Technical Writers contribute to many industries, e.g. pharmaceutical, engineering consultants, energy companies and so many others. For that reason, Technical writers are in great demand. Many people desire to become Technical Writers. In order to develop excellent Technical Writers, specialized training is necessary. General guidelines for training Technical Writers are provided in the webinar. Simply stated, Technical Writers learn to do by doing! Join the webinar as the first steps to become Technical Writers.
Technical writing is a highly specialized field in which Hands-on training is absolutely necessary. The purpose of this webinar is to train Technical Writers in general guidelines for the creation and maintenance of documents in order to ensure consistency between documents created by various functional groups within organizations.