Larry Elle 
Professional Development Collaborative, Inc. 


Friday March 27, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

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Career Source Career Center 
186 Alewife Brook Parkway
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Fundamentals of Technical Writing 

WHEN: Friday, March 27, 2015, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

                  Career Source Career Center
                  186 Alewife Brook Parkway
                  Cambridge, MA, 02138, 3rd Floor

In the Fresh Pond Shopping Ctr., near the Alewife T Station.
Free parking available.

Cost: $97.00
Early Bird Special: 
Register by midnight, March 19 and the cost is only $87.00. Hurry, limited seating!  

Writing skills are essential in all professions and increasingly so for technical professionals who need to be able to observe, document, describe and explain in a clear and concise fashion the hardware and software they develop so that end users can fully utilize their products. Technical writing is challenging because writers must often “translate” technical jargon into crisp, clear English that’s comprehensible to non-technicians. Professionals who master this skill give themselves a competitive edge.

This day-long workshop provides you with the savvy you need for effective writing. You’ll learn from a master teacher and then practice writing instructions, organizing material, learning how to edit, writing summaries and preparing first drafts.

Here is just some of what you’ll learn:

  • How to choose the best format for a writing project
  • How to write clear instructions
  • Ways to organize material into easy-to-read documents
  • How to quickly write a first draft
  • How to create an effective summary

Who Should Attend: Tech professionals of all stripes, writers, marketing & communication specialists, anyone seeking employment in technical writing areas.

Presenter: Paul R. Dixon is a technical writer and editor with more than 25 years’ experience in the field. He has written primarily software documentation, ranging from end-users installing off-the-shelf software on their home computers to programmers who customize enterprise-level software systems. He has worked in a variety of technology companies that have specialized in the fields of accounting, banking, investing, manufacturing, and health care, among others.

 The Professional Development Collaborative, Inc. is a non-profit education and training center for professionals in transition who are seeking to grow their skills and utilize their expertise in a professional setting.  Subject matter experts with in-demand skills provide affordable training, while businesses and organizations offer collaborative work opportunities and employment alliances.  The vision of the PDC is to create an organization that grows the skills of highly motivated professionals, and in turn, is an aid to the New England economy. We welcome your help as volunteers, trainers, or employed professionals open to mentoring other professionals.

Register online and reserve your seat Now.  Workshop size is limited to 30.  Registration ends 9:00am March 27, 2015 or when workshop is full.  If paying by check your check must be received by March 20, 2015.  We are not responsible for lost, delayed, or misdirected mail.   Major credit cards accepted via PayPal. You do NOT need a PayPal account or registration to use PayPal.

Refunds are subject to a $10 cancellation fee. 

Refunds are provided to workshop participants when they notify the Professional Development Collaborative 24 hours in advance of the workshop. Credit card charges and handling are subtracted from the amount refunded. A credit may also be applied to a future workshop in lieu of a refund. All refund requests should be sent by email to:

Refund requests that arrive after the workshop begins are not accepted and no refund will be provided.

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