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Technical or business reports are difficult to write as you need to balance providing too much detail against ensuring that there is sufficient. Planning the report, analyzing data and then structuring the message correctly are critical components of ensuring a report meets its business objectives. To assist in this regard, AstroTech is running a training program called “Technical Report Writing” which covers the following topics:

  • Analysing and sorting the results

  • Illustrating the report; Including charts, graphs and tables

  • The types of technical reports and report formats

  • Translating technical information

  • Audience analysis, addressing the needs of the reader and using appropriate terminology for the recipient

  • Gathering, sorting and using information and data

  •  Presenting information for impact

  • How to make a report interesting and livening up a document

  • Organising your report:

o    Generating ideas

o    Structuring your thoughts

o    Producing the report outline

  • How much detail is needed to achieve your objectives?

  • The use of appendices in technical reports

  • Troublesome grammar and English

  • Report research, planning and structure:

o    Why planning is crucial       

o    Ensuring a logical structure

o    Introducing the content       

o    Writing professional reports

o    The report format             

o    The third person

o    Achieving flow                            

o    Ensuring quality

o    Being concise but complete 

o    Proof reading

o    The design and structure of the report

o    Selecting relevant information       



  • Technical professionals

  • Project managers

  • Engineers and technicians

  • Researchers

  • Subject matter specialists

  • Managers and professionals

  • Anyone else looking to improve their technical report writing skills


  • Ensure your reports communicate the message you need to send

  • Know how to include enough technical detail but not too much

  • Understand how to analyse your audience’s needs

  • Write reports with a clear and logical structure

The course is 3 days in duration.

Please note that the venue, lunch and refreshments must be provided in-house and is not included in the cost of the course.

For more information on AstroTech in-house courses, please contact AstroTech on 0861 Astro T (0861 278 768) or 011 582 3222 or