Technical Writing Tip of the Month
Technical Writing - Using Paragraphs
Written by John Lafferty
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A good document should have a clear structure. Dividing your document into multiple paragraphs will result in a document which is much easier for the reader to understand and will help deliver the message effectively.
• Each paragraph should contain one idea.
• Each new paragraph should begin with a topic sentence.
• Follow the topic sentence with your analysis.
• Close the paragraph with a transition sentence which rounds off the idea or links it to the next paragraph. Adhering to the above will bring about a significant improvement in the flow of your document.
Technical Writing Skills Training Course
Northridge Quality & Validation and our training partners, SQT Training are running a comprehensive training course on Technical Writing Skills. Note: This course will be delivered via a Virtual Classroom (not in person).
Course Title: Technical Writing Skills
Course Content: Our structured, practical programme will help you to identify the key message you need to deliver in your written document and to deliver it clearly and concisely in a way that will ensure it is understood.
John Lafferty - Course Tutor
John Lafferty is Technical Writing Skills course tutor at SQT Training Ltd. He also delivers courses in areas such as Process Validation, Software Validation and Risk Management for Medical Devices. John runs a Quality Management Consultancy, Northridge Quality and Validation Services, specialising in the area of Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Quality Systems.