Discover the advanced new writing techniques emerging in technical communication. Don’t get left behind: past clients for the classroom version of this course include technical communicators from Citrix, GE, IBM UK, Lloyds Banking Group, Sage plc, Schlumberger, Tekla and Visa International.
If you want to discover new approaches to technical writing, this advanced course is right for you.
The course has been designed to be independent of any particular authoring tool, and to work in both a structured and unstructured authoring environment.
Comments from the classroom version of this course:
This course is for anyone involved in technical writing who is:
Using examples of Help pages from a number of applications, you'll learn how to spot where these advanced techniques have been used.
To go with this course, we have included four modules from our WriteLessons course.
The course comprises 32 modules in total, which you can complete at your own pace. The course modules are delivered over the Web in small, manageable video presentations. You can pause the videos at any time and return to the course, for a period of 12 months.
This reviewed option comes with a certificate at the end of the course. You send your answers to the exercises in the course back to us for review and feedback.
This is an advanced course, so you must have experience of writing user documentation.
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.
You also may need to learn how to use a Help authoring tool.
Cherryleaf’s training courses can help you become a Junior, Certified Member or Certified Fellow of the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (ISTC). The ISTC is the national professional body for technical communicators in the UK. It has members around the world.
Junior Members, Members and Fellows are certified by the ISTC through a vetting process, with Members and Fellows entitled to use the initials MISTC or FISTC after their names.
All ISTC members have a responsibility to maintain their professional competence through Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Cherryleaf’s courses can help demonstrate you are extending and updating your skills.
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.