Language and Matter-Technical Writing for Analytical Scientists and Managers
Instructor: Anthony Parker, A. A. Parker Consulting, LLC
Thursday, December 21, 2023 ◉ 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Track: Industry & Manufacturing
Categories: Education/Teaching, Industry/Manufacturing, Laboratory Management
Course Level: Intermediate
Course Description: This course is designed to assist professionals with the basic skills needed to effectively communicate to any target audience within a business/technical environment. Lectures are combined with examples to reinforce and develop techniques such as defining and understanding the needs/interests of a writer’s audience and communicating ideas through “parallel structure.” Upon completion, participants will have been exposed to a unique paradigm that will assist them in planning and preparing high-quality technical, scientific, and business documents.
Target Audience: This course was designed by industrial scientists and managers – for industrial scientists and managers. The target audience includes writers from technical & business disciplines, including anyone who strives to improve written and oral communication skills in the technical workplace.
1. Learn about the basic skills needed to communicate complex ideas to select audiences.
2. Learn how to compose the most important components of a document using parallel structure.
3. Learn how to produce higher quality documents more quickly.
4. Learn how to establish an appropriate rhythm to satisfy the needs of your reading audience.
About the Instructor
Anthony Parker, Ph.D. is the Principal Scientist and founder of A. A. Parker Consulting, LLC. Dr. Parker has 37 years of industrial experience in research, development, and management. He has been involved in multiple start-up businesses ranging from medical devices and musical instrument strings to packaging adhesives and cosmetics. His interests and expertise are in the areas of surface chemistry and adhesion, bio-based materials and adhesives, mechanical properties of polymers, structure-property-process relationships in polymers, thermal analytical methods, spectroscopic methods (NMR, FTIR), UV curable coatings, and musical strings/ instruments. Dr. Parker has authored or co-authored more than 50 technical publications, with more than 40 issued patents and several patents pending.