Practical Technical Writing Techniques
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.
After 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.
Personnel who attend the webinar will learn how to apply the Practical Technical Writing Techniques to any document. They will learn how to apply these techniques to their individual documents consistent with organizational guidelines. They will also learn to apply Practical Technical Writing Techniques to create organizational templates.
Attendees will gain insight into general requirements for the Techniques and how these Techniques will encourage the creation and strengthening of the documents created. The webinar will also show attendees the pitfalls associated with the creation of documents so that attendees can avoid violations of the Technical Writing Techniques.
Attendees will be introduced to the procedures associated with corrections and updates of documents as well as the treatment of numbers. Also covered with the reference to source materials for documents.
- Basics of Technical Writing best practices
- Technical Writing best practices and general requirements
- Technical Writing best practices for violations
- Technical Writing best practices for corrections
- Technical Writing best practices the treatment of numbers
- Technical Writing best practices for reference to source materials
Course Level - Basic
Who Should Attend
- IT personnel
- Any highly technical, highly specialized personnel
Why Should You Attend
IT, scientific, human resources, and even legal personnel may benefit from learning how to apply the best practices to Technical Writing because the creation of documents applies to all disciplines. Join this webinar to gain valuable insight into how to address this challenge.
Technical Writing generally conforms to Good Documentation Practices (GDocP). This term describes standards to create and maintain documents. Also addressed in the webinar are principles for creating Technical Documents. Most companies have in-house requirements that all documents produced within the organizations conform to the firms’ particular requirements. The purpose of this webinar is to define and clarify general guidelines for the creation and maintenance of documents in order to ensure consistency between documents created by various functional groups within organizations.