Effective Writing for Engineers

If you’re considering an online course, now’s the time! Prices will increase Jan. 1, 2016, but if you purchase by Dec. 31, 2015, you can enjoy this year’s pricing and have up to one year from the date of purchase to begin the course.

Engineers are natural problem-solvers and critical thinkers. In other words, they’ve already got the raw materials necessary to be terrific writers. All they need is someone to show them how to apply those great problem-solving skills to writing process. That’s where we come in.

Our seven-module online course, designed specifically for engineers, shows them strategies they can use to hone the techniques they need to make their writing more concise, precise, and readable.

Choose the option that works best for you:

Option 1: Independent Study/Quick Study - $579.00 See Details
  • Our lowest-priced option
  • Access to each module for one week
  • Access to downloadable supplements, writing aids, and writing options
  • No feedback on written work
Option 2: Expert Guide - $709.00 See Details
  • Our mid-priced option
  • Access to each module for two weeks
  • Access to downloadable supplements, writing aids, and writing options
  • Personal editor and personalized, substantive feedback on writing submissions
  • View new modules at your convenience.
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Option 3: Pace Yourself - $999.00 See Details
  • Our most flexible option
  • Access to all modules at once for a total of six months
  • You view the modules when you’re ready
  • Review the modules in any order you choose — all at once or one at a time — and review past modules any time
  • Access to downloadable supplements, writing aids, and writing options
  • Professional editor and personalized, substantive feedback on writing submissions
  • One video-chat session with your editor per-module
Purchase any online course by Feb. 28, 2015 and enjoy 2014 pricing;
prices will increase Mar. 1, 2015

Discounts are available for multiple attendees from the same organization. Find out more.

Not sure if an online technical writing workshop for engineers is right for your team? Check out our customized onsite courses and webinars.

All of our online courses are SCORM 1.2-, SCORM 2004-, and AICC-compliant and each module takes roughly 30 to 45 minutes to complete.


  • Voiced lectures
  • A professional editor (Options 2 and 3)
  • The Hurley Write Cheat Sheet
  • A copy of the Hurley Write eBook, Writing Strategies For Corporate America (Option 3)
  • Knowledge checks
  • Take-away tips
  • Writing options
  • Written feedback on submitted writing (Options 2 and 3)
  • Certificate of Completion
  • One online video-chat session with your editor, per-module (Option 3)

And if online courses aren’t your thing, we have customized onsite courses and webinars, all tailored to meet your needs.


Module 1: Planning the Document
  • Analyzing audience purpose
  • Presenting a positive image through writing
  • Eliminating distractions
Module 2: Using Organization to Guide Readers
  • Using appropriate organizational strategies
  • Using organization to guide readers
  • Organizing sentences and paragraphs for greatest effect
Module 3: Writing Readable Documents
  • Being precise and concise
  • Avoiding wordiness
  • Avoiding language "traps"
  • Making your writing more emphatic and readable
Module 4: Writing Concise, Precise Documents
  • Meeting readers' needs for conciseness
  • Using longer and shorter paragraphs and sentences for greatest impact
  • Linking ideas
  • Constructing effective paragraphs
  • Using headings and subheadings
Module 5: Using Logic to Build the Argument
  • Using logic in technical documents
  • Gaining reader "buy-in"
  • The components of logic
Module 6: Writing Engineering Reports
  • Writing the body of the engineering report
  • Writing the supplementary components (executive summary, Introduction)
  • Using transitions to create "flow"
  • Writing the Recommendations and Conclusions sections
Module 7: Editing and Proofreading Strategies
  • Understanding the difference between editing and proofreading
  • Editing for readability
  • Proofreading strategies

Need more info? Click here to receive a PDF that outlines objectives and concepts covered in the our technical writing course for engineers. We can also customize the course for your organization.

Cost: Three pricing options, with discounts for multiple attendees from the same organization! Contact us for more info.