FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Thu May 27 16:42:03 EDT 2010

ACS Webinar focuses on how to improve technical writing skills

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2010 — News media and others interested in the chemical sciences are invited to join the next in a series of American Chemical Society (ACS) Webinars™, focusing on tips on how to improve your ability to write technically, the “pain-free” way.

Scheduled for Thursday, June 3, from 2 – 3 p.m. EDT, the free ACS Webinar™ will feature Aline “Lindy” Harrison, the instructor for “Effective Technical Writing Short Course” offered by the ACS Office of Professional Education. She will speak on “Effective Technical Writing –– Tips and Strategies Every Scientist Should Know.”

ACS Webinars™ connect you with subject experts and global thought leaders in chemical sciences, management and business to address current topics of interest to scientific and engineering professionals. Each webinar includes a short presentation followed by a Q & A session.

News media and scientists can tune into the conference without charge, but must register in advance.

Harrison’s topics will include:

  • The three most important principles for communicating with colleagues
  • How to minimize writing time, especially for technical reports and journal articles
  • The “pain-free” way to produce a compiled report on several projects

Harrison has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry and a career list of successful uses of writing. She retired from York College of Pennsylvania after 23 years of service to teach ACS’ Effective Technical Writing Short Course. She uses a hands-on approach and assumes that scientists want to minimize writing time for producing high quality output. Participants say Harrison’s course is highly valuable to scientists at the entry level and supervisory positions.

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