|Resources||Terryn Berry has been teaching English Composition and Technical/Professional Writing for 25 years at several regional institutions, such as Washing State University, the University of Idaho, and Lewis-Clark State College, where she had worked for the last 12 years. She has also taught English internationally in India, Pakistan, and Israel and worked as an assistant editor for the Scandinavian Journal for Development and Advancement. Her unique experience and educational background, an undergraduate degree in chemistry and a graduate degree in English, give her perfect skill set to be a successful instructor of technical writing.
|Description||Part I of two sessions. Session I will ask for specific types of documents students are working on so that the particular writing requirements can be used as examples in session II. Professional writers regularly face challenging, high-stakes writing tasks, such as developing grants, composing proposals, explaining policy, and so on. However, many professionals have little training in technical or business writing techniques and protocol. Do you ever wish you had just a little more knowledge about professional writing? Do you ever wonder if there is a better way to design that document? Well if you can answer yes to these questions, then I invite you to join me. This workshop will give you the confidence you need to succeed in the various writing situations you face every day. At the workshop, you will learn practical methods and some supporting theory for why technical writers follow certain protocol, why visual design is so important, and how to use your knowledge of audience to plan and compose a document that will accomplish everything you want it to and more. Come with questions and writing tasks we can work on together.