Writing Skills for Business Economists and Analysts


July 18, 2018

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Four Seasons Hotel
Washington, DC

NABE’s Writing Skills for Business Economists and Analysts course provides essential skills and tools needed for effective communication of technical information to clients and end users of varying levels of sophistication. More course information

Participants are encouraged to bring a one-to-three page writing sample with them to the course. Your writing sample will be used throughout the day in various activities to identify and modify for the following:

  • Audience
  • Purpose Statement
  • Document organization for readability and flow
  • Documents clarity and conciseness
  • Identifying your voice
  • Document layout and design

To get the most out of this class, please bring a sample of something you are working on or have recently written. While many organizations use template-driven documents, we do not recommend that for the class exercises.

Registration Details

NABE Member: $600

U.S. Government Employee: $675

Non-Member: $750


To be eligible for a refund less $50 fee, registration cancellation must be received in writing by June 13, 2018.  Questions? Please contact NABE at [email protected] or phone 202-463-6223.

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Four Seasons Hotel
2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Time:  8:30 AM – 4:30 PM


Travel Information

Four Seasons Hotel
2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 342-0444

The NABE room block at the Four Seasons Hotel is now FULL. An additional block of rooms is available at the rate of $239/night (plus tax) at the nearby Fairmont Hotel. To make a reservation, please call (800) 441-1414 and mention the NABE room block to receive the discounted rate or book online using this link. The room block at the Fairmont Hotel is available until Monday, June 25, 2018, or until it reaches capacity, whichever occurs first.

About the Instructor

Carol Larkin
 teaches technical writing on both the college and the secondary levels. She has spent the last 10 years developing curriculum that instructs students in the best practices of technical writing in the business world. Carol helped develop a course on Technical Communications for Engineers, and currently teaches as an adjunct instructor in the Engineering and Technologies Division of Lakeland Community College. She holds degrees and certifications from Wheeling Jesuit University, Ashland University, and John Carroll University.

Ms Larkin is a nationally known consultant and speaker to school districts and state education departments. She has delivered workshops to people across the country educating them about the need to teach technical writing in education. Her work focuses on technical writing and its practical applications in the business and technical environment. 

She has presented across the country at conferences, workshops, and educational training days. Carol has published two teacher-oriented books on technical writing and is currently working on revisions for a new edition.