Now Available on Demand: Technical Writing for CRM

10/30/2020 2:07 PM | ACRAsphere Blog Team

If you weren't able to get a spot for last week's webinar on technical writing for CRM, it is now available on demand for you to watch on your own schedule!

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 a centuries-old writing style that conflates our meaning because it dictates that scientists remove themselves from their work to appear objective. 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.

The CRM 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.

This webinar goes into detail on the new style of technical writing meant to engage not just colleagues, but also clients and the general public. It benefits both junior and senior practitioners by helping them understand the difference between technical and scientific writing, while managers and reviewers also get the tools to evaluate work on a consistent basis. Attendees 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 with the live session, this webinar is available to ACRA members at a discounted price. Members can get the discount code to access the presentation here.

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