MacTec Environmental Engineering recently hosted a two-day workshop for 35 staffers in its Portland, Maine office.

Despite a blanket of fresh snow, MacTec’s scientists and engineers gave up a Saturday of skiing to learn new ideas about what it means to communication with clarity and purpose.

“It was a breath of relief!” said Annette McLean, a MacTec Industrial Hygienist. “I’m going to think before I write now, and I’ve learned how to simplify my ideas so they’ll make sense to my reader.”

Sara Wright, Project Engineer said, “This was refreshing, out-of-the-box thinking about technical writing. My attention never wavered from what John was telling us. I’ll definitely use what I learned.”

“I received valuable insight into the process of planning and brainstorming prior to writing,” said Peter Hall, a MacTec Principal.

Marketing Coordinator Ferah Ileri said “This is a highly-interactive workshop. I was constantly interested in the material. I learned the value of simplifying my writing to get my ideas across.”

“A thoughtful approach to writing that encouraged me to break out of established molds and communicate my ideas completely,” said Staff Scientist Michael Washburn.

Headquartered in Atlanta, MACTEC is one of the world’s leading consulting firm providing engineering, environmental, and construction services to public and private clients worldwide. Operating with 3,000 employees in 80 US locations, MACTEC is currently ranked 31st among Engineering News-Record’s top design firms.

MACTEC comprises three operating units:

MACTEC Engineering and Consulting, Inc.
MACTEC E&C provides a wide array of engineering, environmental, facility life cycle management (including sustainable design), and construction consulting services to public and private clients.

MACTEC Development Corporation
MDC provides expert construction, demolition, and remediation services at government and commercial nuclear facilities. MDC's risk management services include liability transfer/assumption and cost overrun protection for environmental remediation projects.

MACTEC Federal Programs, Inc.
MFP provides all of MACTEC's services, tailored to the needs of federal clients. Special services include emergency preparedness and response, comprehensive force protection, and design/redesign for LEED certification.

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