How can I improve the quality of my reports?
Your company is only as good as your writing.
There’s little point in setting performance targets on the quality and effectiveness of your business communications unless you equip your staff with the knowledge and skills they need to meet those standards. And training courses are only part of the answer. As with any instinctive skill, improvement needs to be continuously enabled, encouraged, and measured. The fastest, surest way is with the Doxical Writing Improvement Program.
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Improve your writing skills
Unfortunately, much of what we learn at school and college is cluttered by myth and hearsay. The main reason why so many engineers, geoscientists, analysts, and other professionals struggle with their writing is the lack of a system of rules. And, when it comes to grammar, there is a rule for everything. In fact, writing to a clear set of rules is much easier than making it up as you go along. Doxical training courses will debunk the myths, explain the basics of grammar and punctuation, and equip you with a simple set of rules for clear and concise; writing.
Measure the improvement
The success of most companies depends on the quality and effectiveness of their business communications. And yet few measure this important business metric. The Doxical audit program measures the quality of written communications. The audit scores provide valuable information to managers across the business. The audits also provide essential feedback to individual writers on how well their writing measures up to the corporate standard.
Get help from a professional writer or editor
For those important reports and procedures, use a professional report editor who understands the language of mining and energy. It can make a huge difference to both the quality and effectiveness of any important communication.
- Improve the readability and effectiveness of your messages.
- Focus the reader’s attention on the real purpose and objectives of the report.
- Ensure the information is presented logically.
- Remove ambiguities caused by poor phrasing and punctuation.
- Make the entire document read as if it was written by a single author.
- Apply the accepted conventions for formatting text and measurements.
We are experienced in a wide range of business-critical reports, including feasibility studies, technical audits, scoping studies, environment effects statements, business processes, work instructions, incident reports, resource statements, strategy papers, policies, and expert witness statements.