Writing Skills for Engineering Leaders

InstructorBeata Krupa
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Engineering leaders must write extensively for their jobs, and their writing needs to be professional, reader-focused, and error-free. What leaders write in particular can affect productivity and the bottom line, so the written communication that leaders create must be clear and concise. In this course, you’ll learn essential writing skills that you can apply in your daily activities on the job as an engineering leader. You’ll learn key principles in • Approaching various engineering genres • Using the writing process to create quality documents • Making your writing structured • Making your writing clear and concise • Handling style, tone, and voice Selected materials courtesy of Communication Faculty at Rice University - all rights reserved.

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  • Beata Krupa photoBeata Krupa
    Lecturer in Professional and Engineering Communication
    Beata Krupa is a Lecturer in Professional and Engineering Communication at the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL). She has over 15 years of experience teaching leadership communication, including courses in interpersonal, intercultural, crisis, and new media communications. Her experience also includes designing and teaching fully online Master in Business Communication program. Prior to joining the School of Engineering at Rice, Dr. Krupa taught undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. level leadership communication courses at the Jessie H. Jones Graduate School of Business (Rice University), Jones International University (JIU), New York University (NYU), and the College of New Rochelle. She received her Ph.D. in Culture and Communication–Media Ecology Program from NYU.
  • Gayle Moran photoGayle Moran
    Lecturer in Professional and Engineering Communication
    Gayle Moran is Lecturer in Professional and Engineering Communication at Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL). Most recently, she served as Lecturer in Business Communication at the Jones Graduate School of Business. Gayle has more than 20 years of professional communication expertise in a variety of industries including information technology, telecommunications, educational software, and travel technology, and has worked for major Fortune 500 companies including Electronic Data Systems (EDS), Nortel, Alcatel, and Xerox. She has held prior positions in executive coaching and communication, internal/employee communication, marketing communication, and technical writing. Gayle’s broad background includes developing and implementing communication strategies in global business environments. She holds a Ph.D. in humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas and has taught English full time and as an adjunct professor.




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