ACEC and CIM dinner

Effective Writing
an ACEC/MA Leadership Education Development Program
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., One Edgewater Drive, Norwood, MA 02062
ACEC/MA is pleased to announce the return of Effective Writing, an ACEC/MA Leadership Education Development
Program. For many years, ACEC/MA heard principals of engineering companies talk about the need for technical writing
improvement for their employees; Effective Writing addresses this need in a course format that recognizes the technical
writing many of the participants will perform.
Effective Writing, taught by Michael Paster, PE, of GEI Consultants, Inc., is modeled after the program offered by GEI for its
internal employees Over many years, the program has been tailored to the need of GEI's employees and has proven to be
well worth the small investment in time for this course.
Snacks and coffee will be served.
Course Format:
Goals: Clarity, Brevity, Think of the reader
Simplifying words and phrases
Active and passive voice
Words to be avoided
Writing for clarity
Common mistake of grammar and punctuation
Taboo and caution words for our industry
Report and letter organization
E-mails, proposals
Reviewing and editing draft reports
Field Reports
*Fee: $175 ACEC/MA Member; $225 Non-member
Register online at or use this form.
Enrollment is limited to 25 participants to ensure high quality learning and networking experience. Registration is open to
one person per firm and is conducted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additional employees from your firm can be
placed on a wait list by contacting Bailey Boykan at or 617-227-5551.
Please register by Friday, October 28, 2011.
*If your firm is a member, you are a member. To receive the member rate you must login using your personalized login
information. If you do not recall your personalized login information, contact or call 617/227-5551.
Registration Information
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