Technical Writing

Prepares written documentation to transfer technical information about concepts, situations, products, services, or results to audiences with varying levels of technical knowledge.

Key Behaviors
  • Designs format and content of publications or communications products to work within a cohesive structure that optimally conveys intended messages to target audiences with clarity and precision.
  • Applies a thorough understanding of grammar, sentence structure, and intended audiences to the process of reviewing, editing, or constructively critiquing a document, publication, or message.
  • Communicates policies, procedures and concepts through scientific writing in scholarly journals and other forms of media.

Developmental opportunities for this competency are available from the NIH Training Center.

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