Technical Writing



Introduction and Background

“Jesse provided a very good summary on the technical writing process. His examples help reveal some of the writing traps when reviewing and editing reports. He has a very good presentation style that makes this subject easy to understand.”
Fall 2016 Participant, AREVA Resources

Technical writing is a broad term describing writing about a particular subject that requires direction, instruction, or explanation. It often involves the presentation of scientific and/or field-specific data through both words and graphics for fellow specialists and non-specialist readers.

This course will help participants write properly organized technical reports and other business-writing documents and will aid in streamlining in-house communications while reducing the need for re-writing, repetition, and clarification. The technical writing course will help participants improve their ability to write clearly and grammatically, to produce technical documents appropriate to their intended audience, and to know how to present top-quality documents.

  • Key Learning Objectives
    • Focus on grammar and style to effectively communicate
    • Explore appropriate styles of writing for specific technical purposes
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of a technical document
    • Develop strategies to successfully communicate technical information to specialists and non-specialists using graphically presented data, executive summaries, and other ways to highlight key information
  • Who Should Attend?
    This training will equip anyone in scientific, technical, and specialized fields that involve the need to communicate data in plain language with the writing training they need to be more effective communicators. The course will be of use to anyone at any level within their fields and organizations.


Program Fees

$995 plus GST

Includes course tuition, all teaching materials, meals and refreshments.

Registration Deadline

To Be Announced

Course Planner

For more information, contact

Laurie Mitchell

Program Coordinator


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Instructor Profile

JesseJesse Stothers, Ph.D.

Dr. Stothers is a Lecturer in English at the University of Saskatchewan, where he obtained his PhD in 2000. Dr. Stothers has studied in Ireland and England and has extensive teaching experience. He has also worked in the fields of publishing and advertising, and he has many years' experience as a freelance editor and consultant in both the private and public sectors. Dr. Stothers has been teaching business and technical writing for the University of Saskatchewan for over ten years.


University of Saskatchewan's liability is limited to reimbursement of paid tuition fees.

Cancellations received at least ten (10) business days in advance of the course commencement date will receive a full refund. Cancellations received less than ten (10) business days prior to the course commencement date will be subject to a $200 administration fee. Cancellations received less than three (3) business days prior to the course commencement date will be subject to full course tuition cost.

Non-attendance will incur full course tuition cost.

Fees subject to change without notice.

Program Transfers

One course transfer will be permitted without penalty if the cancellation request is received within fifteen (15) business days prior to the course start date. Alternate program transfers may be approved dependent on course availability. Transfer requests must be scheduled within six (6) months of the initial purchase. Applicants will be responsible for any price difference in program fees at the time of the request. Each subsequent transfer request will be subject to $300 administration fee. 

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