Writing Skills for Engineers


This course aims to help you improve the quality of your written reports while reducing the time you take writing. It covers how to adapt your writing style for different documents and different audiences, along with some ‘best practice’ in grammar etc. so that you can write clearly and concisely.

This is a very interactive course where you will be expected to bring along some samples of your writing for discussion and feedback during the day, allowing you to know what area you should focus on for the biggest improvements.

Learning outcomes    

By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  • Write in a direct, concise style
  • Adapt your writing style to a range of audiences
  • Write efficiently and not waste time
  • Use technological tools for better writing
  • Evaluate where to put your effort to improve YOUR writing


Penny Taylor C.Eng FIMechE FWES has been teaching engineers to write for over 20 years. Penny has qualifications in engineering, teaching, coaching and psychology. She reads widely and is often asked to edit and critique a range of engineering documents. She writes papers, articles, minutes and ever-decreasing numbers of e-mails.

Intended for    

This course is relevant for anyone who has to communicate whether through the written word through reports, articles, papers, proposals or just e-mails. Being clear and concise will help you communicate more effectively and get your point across. Good writing skills are crucial to how people view your professionalism and attention to detail and are often an area of weakness in engineers.

Entry criteria    

No entry criteria, but you will be asked to complete about 30 minutes of preparatory work to bring along with you on the day, including an example of something you personally, have written.

If we have not received enough bookings to break even one month before the date of the course, we will have to cancel it. So if you are interested, please don’t delay booking your place.

Event Information

Eventbrite - Writing Skills for Engineers

Event Status
Places Available

Event Date

10:00 - 17:30

£345 + VAT for Members
£460 + VAT for Non-Members

The Institution of Structural Engineers, International HQ, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS, United Kingdom

Penny Taylor

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