Technical Writing : A Detailed Process
Product ID : ROBP-0014
Level : Intermediate
Duration : 60 Minutes
After obtaining a B.S. and an M.S. in Chemistry from Tuskegee University, Robert Peoples joined the pharmaceutical industry as a Research Chemist with a concentration in analytical chemistry at Wyeth/Lederle. While at Wyeth/Lederle Robert was primarily responsible for the analysis of the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) in various drug delivery formulations, e.g. aerosols, capsules, creams, ointments, and tablets. He joined Organon/Merck as a Research Chemist responsible for the development of stability-indicating methods of analysis using HPLC.
While at Organon/Merck, Robert transitioned into Technical Writing. As a Technical Writer, he was responsible for the creation of procedures for instrument qualification, test scripts, IQ/OQ/PQ protocols for sample handling, cleaning validation reports, method transfer reports, method validation reports, stability reports, Change Control, and CAPAs. Later he joined Johnson and Johnson as a Technical Writer where he created stability strategies, protocols, and reports as well as SOPs developed training materials and competency profiles in addition to proofreading and improving written reports for other departments. He also edited policies and procedures, user guides, and job aids.
After leaving Johnson and Johnson Robert became a consultant to other pharmaceutical companies where he created SOPs for analytical method validation as well as pharmaceutical stability studies and stability program management. For another client company, he created stability reports that addressed FDA concerns about OOS/OOT results. For yet another client company he created stability reports, protocols, and strategies for medical devices. He also created written assessments for software-controlled laboratory instrumentation. Robert also has extensive experience in data review, stability management, and training.
Technical Writing: A Detailed Process provides step-by-step instructions to produce excellent written presentations. Technical Writing is a complicated process that is as much art as science. It is a balancing act between being precise enough to cover the subject matter yet general enough to apply to other locations and/or projects. Technical Writing always includes reviewers and approvers of different levels of expertise in the subject matter. Technical Writing: A Detailed Process provides guidance to the conversion of highly technical material into language easily understood by the general public.
- Learn a step-by-step process to create Technical Documents
- Learn the five steps of creating documents
- Gain insight into in-house templates/outlines/procedures and their relationship to your document
- Learn how to create external and internal documents
- Learn how to address comments from reviewers/approvers
- Final approval of the document
- How to plan the document process from initiation to final approval
- How to create the document using an outline or table of contents
- How to write the first draft and revisions as necessary
- How to conduct the author’s initial review before the formal review process
- How to respond to reviewers and approvers
- How to accept positive and negative comments from reviewers/approvers
- How to negotiate when disagreements arise between reviewers/approvers
- How to incorporate comments into the final document
- How to obtain comments in accordance with required timelines
- Final approval of the document
Who Should Attend
- IT Personnel
- Any Highly Technical and Highly Specialized Personnel
- The presentation can be applied to any environment in which highly technical people must communicate with less specialized individuals
Why Should You Attend
Scientists, engineers, IT personnel, and statisticians among other highly technical specialists may find writing documents in an industrial environment to be a challenge. Join this webinar to gain valuable insight into how to address this challenge. Learn techniques to communicate contributions and ideas developed to stakeholders.