Technical Writing for CRM - September 10

08/18/2020 3:44 PM | ACRAsphere Blog Team

Technical Writing for CRM: Developing More Efficient Communication

September 10, 2020 | 2:00 pm EDT | Register Now

The vast majority of writing in cultural resources management is for non-archaeological audiences, yet the writing guidelines traditionally used in modern CRM adhere to centuries-old writing style that conflates our meaning because it dictates that scientists remove themselves from their work in order to appear objective ― what is called a legacy value. This passive and intransitive type of writing is not only difficult and slow to read, it is expensive to write, edit, and produce, so much so that many academic publishers are abandoning the “academic voice” for this reason.

In contract archaeology, however, the workplace has been slow to change. Plain language would greatly help cultural resources reports become more accessible and transparent to non-archaeological audiences. This approach to technical writing also can empower all CRM practitioners with the tools and training to produce consistent results of the highest quality.

Join us on Thursday, September 10 at 2:00 pm EDT for Technical Writing for CRM: Developing More Efficient Communication. This webinar will go into detail on the new style of technical writing meant to engage not just colleagues, but also clients and the general public. It will benefit both junior and senior practitioners by helping them understand the difference between technical and scientific writing, while managers and reviewers also will get the tools to evaluate work on a consistent basis. Attendees will learn how to use a few simple tenets of the style to be more efficient in the workplace while also being more responsive to the needs of the public audiences they serve.

As a reminder, ACRA has instituted a firm-wide registration policy for member firms during the pandemic - once one person registers and pay the fee for this session, all other employees of the firm are eligible to attend for free. Contact us to learn more about getting this access for your employees.

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