Technical Writing in English 1

Best Writing Practices for English-Language Documentation

Through the widespread use of English in industries such as IT, manufacturing, engineering, aviation, and pharmaceutics, technical writers whose first language is not English are increasingly expected to produce technical documentation written in English.

A good knowledge of writing practices that are especially relevant in technical documentation makes the writing process easier and improves the readability and the overall quality of documentation.


The aim of this workshop is to convey essential strategies for writing clear, concise, correct, consistent – in short, comprehensive English. In addition, it looks at the particular challenges faced by non-native speakers of English and gives tips on how to avoid making the most common mistakes.


Technical writers and documentation specialists whose native language is not English.


Good knowledge of English.


  • Getting Started
  • Terminology and Spelling
  • Grammar and Punctuation
  • Basic Structure and Language Use
  • Basic Common Mistakes