Brigham Young University Conferences and Workshops will sponsor a noncredit technical writing workshop during January to help prepare people to compete in the field of technical writing.

The workshop, in cooperation with WordPerfect Corp., Novell Inc. and BYU, will cover topics such as employer expectations, insights into portfolios, document design and editing skills.The fee for the course is $95, which includes instruction and the course materials.

Course times and dates as well as the conference location can be obtained by calling Esther Yeager at Conferences and Workshops, 378-4853. Registration is available at the same number.