John Sturtevant recently led group of scientists, researchers, and managers through a two-day workshop at Elan’s research facility in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

Elan’s staff is responsible for generating extensive, detailed documentation about the research, methodologies, and rationale for the drug delivery systems the company develops at this facility.

Joost Strasters, Associate Director of Analytical Sciences said “John did a great job of reinforcing the importance of perspective in our work. He gave us a fresh look at a number of tools to improve our writing skills.”

“I strongly recommend this workshop for people in a technical field,” said Dieu Tran, Analytical Scientist. “People will walk away with a refreshed mind, and the skills they need to know their readers and be clear in their writing!”

Bill Devorick, Project Leader said “John does a great job of supporting each participant. He helped us increase our awareness of how best to communicate in different situations and to different audiences.”

Elan’s Associate Director, Tuula Ryde added, “John explains why it’s important to loose the jargon and template writing that's so common among our peers. He showed us how communicating to our readers with clear writing affects the bottom line in our business.”

Shirley Wheeler, Senior Manager said, “This is fun and informative session on clear communication. John is a terrific instructor, and his group exercises reinforce the learning.”

“This is a valuable experience,” said Research Associate, Joseph Stecher. “John’s approach goes beyond the obvious writing lessons to focus on real skills that apply to communication in the workplace.”

Elan Corporation is a neuroscience-based biotechnology company that is focused on discovering, developing, manufacturing and marketing advanced therapies in neurology, autoimmune diseases, and severe pain.

Elan’s Manufacturing business unit develops and manufactures pharmaceutical products for Elan and other customers, providing innovative drug optimization technologies, advanced manufacturing capabilities and global supply chain management services.

John Sturtevant delivers onsite business writing training to organizations worldwide.