Improve Your Technical Writing Skills: New SPE Course

“Technical Writing and Publishing: Tools, Philosophies, Strategies, Methods, Pitfalls, and Tricks”—a new SPE course for industry professionals who want better writing and publishing skills, especially for technical papers—will be held 19–20 August at SPE’s Houston training center. Kevin Mahrer, chief scientist at geophysical firm Sigma3, will teach. The course covers many topics, including document goals, writing to your audience, and merging your goals with reader needs. The training center is at SPE’s Houston office. Registration is available online at


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