Specialized Workshops
Specialized workshops come in two forms. They may be 1-day modules of highly focused instruction pertaining to one or two specific issues, or they may be full workshops that we create from scratch. Each is tailored to account for the conventions and terminology of your profession.

A module lasts for one day and consists of one or two topics. For example, we can create a module in techniques for conciseness, or one that focuses on the clarity of the sentence, or one that emphasizes how to make writing persuasive. Formatting, page-design, organization of ideas, coherence, grammar, and punctuation can all be presented in distinct modules.

These short modules are especially useful to contract-driven organizations in the private sector. Such companies often can’t afford to have employees away from their work for two or three days at a time.

Unique training
Every now and then, an organization asks for help in improving a document that has a specialized purpose, is intended only for experts in the field, and has acquired literally dozens of distinct (and sometimes eccentric) conventions. In such cases, and in consultation with the client, we build a workshop from the ground up.

The Audit Report training we do at Fannie Mae is unique to Fannie Mae; training in writing Preliminary Budget Decisions, presented for DoD's Office of the Comptroller, is custom-made for that directorate; the Office Action workshops we present at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office would make sense nowhere else.

If you recognize that your organization is struggling with a highly specialized document, we can design training to make the writing more efficient. One of the great benefits of such work is that, along the way, the document is remodeled – ancient excesses disappear, organization conforms to how people actually read, and subtle changes in layout instantly reveal the important points of the argument.

An excerpt from a Technical Writing manual
Interested in exactly what we mean by unique training? An excerpt from the manual we developed for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is available for review. It’s the best way to show you how we customize instruction when addressing a one-of-a-kind document.

Lauchman Group
1324 Wild Oak
Rockville, MD 20852

Telephone 301-315-6040
Fax 301-838-9044
email richard@lauchmangroup.com

Our Clientele
ABB Environmental Services
American Bankers Association
American Chemical Society
American Institute of Architects
American Red Cross
American Security Bank
Agency for International Development
The Baldwin Group
British Aerospace
Bureau of the Public Debt
CAIS Internet
Central Intelligence Agency
Chevy Chase Federal Savings Bank
Defense Communications Agency
Defense Informations Systems Agency
Defense Intelligence Agency
Defense Logistics Agency
Defense Mapping Agency
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
Department of Energy
Department of Homeland Security
Department of the Interior
DoD Office of the Comptroller
DoD Office of Health Affairs
DoD Office of Family Policy Support and Services
Edison Electric Institute
Fannie Mae
Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Home Loan Bank Board
Federal Trade Commission
First American Bankshares
Freddie Mac
Goddard Space Flight Center
ICF Kaiser Engineers
I.M. Systems Group
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
InterAmerican Foundation
John Hanson Savings and Loan
Lockheed Martin
Military District of Washington
Mortgage Bankers Association
NASA Headquarters
National Archives and Records Administration
National Association of Child Care Resource
   & Referral Agencies
National Education Association
National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal
National Institutes of Science and Technology
National Ocean Service
Naval Research Laboratory
Nextel Communications
Northeast-Midwest Institute
Office of Technology Assessment
Perot Systems
Perpetual Savings Bank
Potomac Electric Power Company
Project Performance Corporation
Riggs National Bank
Ryland Homes
Sallie Mae
Small Business Administration
Smithsonian Institution
State Department
Technology Planning and Management Corporation
United Savings Bank
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office