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ACEC/MA Effective Writing Course

Description Effective Writing addresses the need for improving technical writing skills to help facilitate better communication and strengthen client relations.
Status Open
Number of Days 1
Start Time 8:00 AM
Begin Date 10/25/2017
End Date 10/25/2017
Early Reg: 10/25/2017

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Location name: GZA GeoEnvironmental
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City: Norwood
State: MA
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Effective Writing    
an ACEC/MA Leadership Education Development Program  
Wednesday,  October 25, 2017, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM  
GZA GeoEnvironmental  249 Vanderbilt Avenue, Norwood, MA 02062  
*Fee: $200  ACEC/MA member;  $500 non-members      
Register Online Above
     (use your individual login/password for this site, do not use someone else's  login/password. For help,  email  or call  
I took this program when I was a co-op at GEI a few years ago  
- it’s certainly  helpful to me with all the geotech reports I write.  
 -- Anthony Telesco, Jacobs    
Improve your technical writing at  ACEC/MA's  Effective  Writing  program, with quality content in a format focused on skills especially needed by engineering and land surveying firms.  
Effective Writing  is modeled on the program offered by GEI for its employees.  Tailored to the needs of employees, it's worth the small investment in time for you to take this course.  
Course Format:  
  • Goals: Clarity, Brevity, Think of the reader
  • Simplifying words and phrases
  • Active and passive voice
  • Words to be avoided
  • Writing for clarity
  • Common mistakes of grammar and punctuation
  • Taboo and caution words for our industry
  • Report and letter organization
  • E-mails, proposals
  • Reviewing and editing draft reports
  • Field Reports
  • Specifications   
Space Limited: Register by Friday,  October 20, 2017    
Cancellations must be received by Friday,  October 20, 2017  
If mailing form with payment, mail to:    
American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts  
The Engineering Center, One Walnut St, Boston, MA  02108-3616  
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