"Effective Writing for Engineers" Online Course

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.

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

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Our seven-module technical writing online course, designed specifically for engineers, provides a variety of strategies, all based on problem-solving, they can use to make their writing more concise, precise, and readable.

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Effective Writing for Engineers $999.00
  • You have access to all of the modules for 180 days!
  • Each module includes cheat sheets, take-aways, writing options, and feedback on up 10 pages of your writing 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.

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

This online course is SCORM 1.2-, SCORM 2004-, and AICC-compliant; each module takes roughly 30 minutes to complete.


  • Voiced lectures
  • A professional editor
  • Hurley Write Cheat Sheets 
  • A copy of the Hurley Write eBook, Writing Strategies For Corporate America
  • Knowledge checks
  • Take-away tips
  • Writing options
  • Written feedback on submitted writing
  • Certificate of completion
  • One online video-chat session with your editor per module

And if online technical courses aren’t your thing, we have customized onsite workshops and webinars, 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 of the Document
  • 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: Developing Effective Editing and Proofreading Strategies
  • Understanding the difference between editing and proofreading
  • Editing for readability
  • Proofreading strategies
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Discounts available for multiple attendees from the same organization! Contact us for more info.