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Available Delivery Methods

In-house Workshops

Course Length: One or Two Days

Improve clarity and conciseness of technical documentation by product managers, developers, quality engineers, scientists and more.  People who are not technical writers by profession have to meet the challenge of writing quality documentation—with time constraints and topic complexities. When using a standardized approach and applying best-practice writing techniques, technical professionals can produce organized, consistent, clear, and concise technical documents, and save time while doing so.

  • Target content for both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Synthesize ideas from multiple content contributors
  • Improve clarity and conciseness in technical documents


  • Planning the purpose and scope of documents
  • Targeting content to the audience and scenario
  • Ensuring completeness of content
  • Drafting documents with speed
  • Beginning in a way that engages the reader
  • Incorporating processes and procedures
  • Hitting the right style for technical documents
  • Organizing sections and paragraphs in a logical format
  • Highlighting the most important information
  • Revising paragraphs and sentences for clarity and conciseness
  • Demystifying writing using plain English
  • Minimizing jargon
  • Avoiding the nine most common technical writing errors
  • Proofreading for error-free writing

Rave Reviews

“This should be taught throughout the whole company!  Great class and great teacher.” – Leydis Savedra, Medtronic

“Barry was enthusiastic; made for an enjoyable learning experience.” – Cupertino-based Technology Company, Senior Producer

“Instructor was very knowledgeable about the subject matter, and the course was interactive and informative.” – Katherine Timashpolsky, St. Jude Medical

“Speaker’s presentation skills were great!  Casual speaking tone, concise, and organized.” – Cupertino-based Technology Company, Senior Producer


“We write so many documents.  We need to be efficient so we can spend less time on the writing.  This class guaranteed that.  Barry is an awesome instructor.”  – Anil Kishhore Ponnapalli, TIBCO

“An engaging and humorous facilitator.” – Karl Hebenstreit, Perform & Function

“I will absolutely recommend this class to everyone in my department!!!  Especially to the report writers and management team.” – Sona Soghomonyan, Medtronic

“It was a fantastic course.” – Manager, Production – Cupertino-based Technology Company

“This was one of the best trainings I’ve had.  Info was clear and relevant and I can actively incorporate it into my tech writing.  The instructor was fantastic.  Excellent pace and delivery.” – Sheri Swanson, Director, Visa

“This is a great course for our company because we do a lot of technical writing. Sometimes pressure is placed on us to perform better. This will help us a lot in the future. Thank you!” – Samantha Renda, Sentio BioSciences

“I would definitely recommend this to others, as I see numerous examples of communication/writing/documentation that could benefit from this course.” – Brandon Brosious, Equinix