January 2018

Technical Writing: Solutions for Effective Written Communication

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. A limited number of registrations will be accepted at the door.
Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM–8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM–4:00 PM: Technical Writing: Solutions for Effective Written Communication
Location: Best Western PLUS Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites 1100 Granville Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2B6
Presenter: Eric Tung, MA
Principal Consultant, Prolepsis Consulting
Credit: 6.5 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $415.00 + GST = $435.75 until Jan 10, 2018

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $495.00 + GST = $519.75

Non-Member Price: $495.00 + GST = $519.75

Student Member Price: $247.50 + GST = $259.88
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by January 10, 2018 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Shirley Chow | Professional Development Specialist
Direct: 604.412.4865
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.4865
Fax: 604.639.8180
Email: [email protected]

** Best Western PLUS Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites is pleased to offer a special corporate rate of $124 for Standard Room or $134 for Suite Room per night based on single or double occupancy. Rate is subject to 16% taxes. Please contact Reservations Direct at 604-669-7070, Toll Free 1-800-663-0575 to get this rate. Please quote Engineers and Geoscientists BC Corporate Rate. This rate is subject to change depending on the hotel's occupancy.

** Parking price with taxes will be $8.00 (plus 21% city parking tax & 5% GST) total is $10.16. Parking Instructions: Please be sure that you stop by the front desk to collect your discounted parking voucher. It must be placed face up on the dashboard. After purchasing your parking voucher, drive into the parking garage and ring the doorbell and the front desk will answer. You can instruct the front desk that you are there for an Engineers and Geoscientists BC meeting and the Front desk will open the gate. Parking Location: Back alley of the building - 4 levels of basement parking.

This session is also being offered in Vancouver on April 12, 2018 and June 21, 2018. In Prince George on March 5, 2018.
How do I learn to write more effectively? How can I write for both technical and non-technical audiences? This seminar provides practical, applicable solutions and techniques for how to express your thoughts succinctly in written format. Through a series of hands-on workshops, you will learn to write effective emails, technical memos, letters, reports, and other documents. Whether you are a junior employee or a seasoned professional in your technical field, this seminar will help you to improve your technical writing skills.


In this seminar, you will learn to:

  • Write effective emails, technical memos, letters, and reports,
  • Write clearly and concisely,
  • Eliminate common errors,
  • Organize information effectively and understand how your audiences process information, and
  • Use headings, lists, and other tools to help with the readability of your documents.

Target Audience

Engineers and geoscientists who wish to improve their technical writing skills, and who write emails, letters, memos, and reports as part of their role.


Eric Tung, MA

Principal Consultant, Prolepsis Consulting

Eric Tung has a Master of Arts in English from the University of British Columbia (UBC). He is an English Instructor at the UBC Writing Centre, where he teaches academic, professional, and business writing courses. Some of the courses he teaches include Report and Business Writing, Writing Proposals, and Writing for Engineers in the Workplace. He is also an Instructor at Simon Fraser University, where he teaches Business Communications at the Beedie School of Business.

As a Principal Consultant at Prolepsis Consulting, Eric designs and delivers customized business, proposal, and technical writing workshops to various organizations, including engineering and consulting firms. He advises firms on their communications strategy, and writes proposals and business plans for his clients.

Eric is also a Business Transformation and Change Management Consultant, specializing in change management strategy and implementation, stakeholder engagement, organizational readiness assessments, leadership coaching, facilitation, instructional design, training, and technical and business communications.

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