Cherryleaf’s Writing Skills for Developers course teaches developers the key skills of technical writing for software user documentation.
This course is for developers who:
The course is organised around the technical documentation process, describing:
If you're not sure about an aspect of the content you are writing, you'll be able to use the course's discussion forums to ask a Technical Author.
The course doesn’t cover the specialist requirements for aerospace, military, railway and automotive documentation, where documentation must be written to a specific XML standard.
It doesn’t cover how to write technical API documentation for developers.
If you are looking to change careers and become a Technical Author, you also may need to learn how to use a Help authoring tool.
This courses share content from Cherryleaf's Technical Author/Technical Writing Course, so do not take this course if you have already taken that one.
The course comprises 14 modules in total, which you can complete at your own pace. The course modules are delivered over the Web in small, manageable video presentations. The course handouts and exercises are downloadable as Word or PDF files. With the time needed to complete the exercises, each delegate will need to allocate around one to two days to complete the course. You can pause the videos at any time and return to the course, for a period of 12 months.
Cherryleaf is a technical writing services company formed in 2002 by people with a passion for technical communication and learning development.
Cherryleaf is recognised as a leader within the technical communication profession. Our staff have written articles for the Society for Technical Communication's (STC) Intercom magazine, the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicator's Communicator journal and tekom's TCWorld magazine. They've also written books on technical communication. We've presented webinars for Adobe, Madcap Software or the STC, and we've spoken at various conferences around the world.
Today, organisations throughout Europe use Cherryleaf’s services so they can provide clear information that enables users and staff to complete tasks productively.