Reviewing Technical Reports for Engineers



CPD Credit: 6.5 hours, C1

Course Aim

This course aims to develop participants’ document review skills and enable them to step through the approval process with greater confidence.

Learning Objectives

On completion of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Review documents in a more practical, efficient manner
  • Agree the reporting brief with the writer
  • Identify the relationship between aim, structure and sequence in documents
  • Consider structured content for target readers
  • Assess clarity and professionalism throughout documents
  • Brief for a reader-friendly range of visuals
  • Design standardising and time-saving templates
  • Edit and proofread documents with greater effectiveness


The programme will focus on the following areas:

  • Recognising the reviewer’s key responsibilities
  • Developing a practical, structured approach for reviewing content
  • Clarifying and agreeing the brief with the writer
  • Considering impact: headlines and key messages
  • Assessing clarity and professionalism
  • Evaluating a reader-friendly range of visuals
  • Designing comprehensive templates
  • Editing and proofreading content actively

Trainer Profile

Tiernan Ivory is a Communication Consultant with over ten years’ training experience. He specialises in developing course participants’ abilities in the areas of business writing, presentation skills, leadership skills, meeting management and time management.

Please contact the Team for further information on scheduled course dates and In-Company options. You can reach us by phone: 01 665 1305 or email