Technical Writing for Nonwriters

If your job includes writing documentation, proposals, online material and reports, you will benefit from this online class. Learn proven approaches and techniques, and apply them immediately back on the job to achieve successful written communication of technical information. This is a self-paced class with instructor interaction and feedback. You will complete four modules, each with a lesson and an assignment, and you will receive feedback on your assignment before moving on to the next module.

This course can be applied to the Business and Interpersonal Communication Certificate.


Dave Clark, PhD

Dave Clark, PhD

Dave Clark serves as special assistant to the provost in the Division of Academic Affairs. He is also a senior associate dean in the College of Letters and Science and a faculty member in the English Department. He received his ... read more

Who Should Attend

Technical staff, engineers, developers, product managers, business analysts, project managers, training designers and content experts

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Know the audience, purpose and content of your writing before you begin
  • Apply visual strategies to convey information
  • Write with greater clarity and precision
  • Simplify complex technical information
  • Recognize audience needs
  • Use illustrations and tables effectively
  • Edit and polish final drafts

Date: Open enrollment – Register anytime

Delivery Method: On-Demand Online

Platform: Other

Instructor: Dave Clark PhD

Fee: $289

CEUs: 1.0

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: 5052-16452

Note: This is a self-paced course with instructor interaction via email. The course consists of four units, each with a writing assignment, ​feedback and a chance to rewrite after feedback. Start any time, but plan to complete in four to six weeks (approximately one unit per week). Please send an email to Anne O’Meara ( confirming the email address you want to use for the course. You will then be contacted by your instructor, Professor Clark.

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