Advanced technical communication bundle

Ellis Pratt and Ginny Critcher

From the outside, you might think that technical writing changes little over time. If you’re involved in technical communication, you’ll know that’s far from the case. You’re expected to adapt to new technologies, working practices, work more efficiently, and be able to manage ever more complicated projects.

It can be scary and exciting: Exciting because there are opportunities to lead and use your skills elsewhere in the organisation. Scary because you might get passed by if you don’t have the right skills or the confidence to show others you can do this type of work.

This intermediate/advanced technical communication skills course bundle is a great way for you to keep on top of the latest and advanced techniques in technical communication.

You have access to all of the courses in the bundle from the moment you sign up. You can take the lessons at the times that suit you. It’s a handy way to become a better technical communicator.

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About This course

  • 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 at times that suit you.
  • You can download the course handouts.
  • The courses are separate, self-contained courses.
  • You will have access to the entire package (all courses and modules) from the moment you buy.
  • Certificates (if you need them to meet Continuing Professional Development requirements) are available on request.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Individual course topics include:

  • Documenting REST APIs
  • Markdown
  • DITA fundamentals
  • Managing Software Documentation Projects
  • Revising and Editing Content
  • Structured Writing Fundamentals
  • UI Writing
  • Technical Copywriting
  • Review of technical writing fundamentals
  • Single sourcing and content reuse
  • Trends in Technical Communication
  • Creating screenshots and images for user guides
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"I found particularly useful and interesting the more technical themes, such as the ones on standards (DITA, Markdown, Asciidoc) or on documenting APIs. I also liked the practical examples provided regarding specific tools (such as Confluence, for example)." - P.S.

HOW YOU'LL LEARN

These modules let you explore a subject at your own pace. In addition to video modules, there are practical exercises for you to complete.

 

COURSE OUTLINE

For API documentation projects

  • Documenting REST APIs
  • Markdown

For larger or more complex documentation projects

  • DITA fundamentals
  • Managing Software Documentation Projects
  • Revising and Editing Content
  • Structured Writing Fundamentals

For Software as a Service documentation projects

  • UI Writing
  • Technical Copywriting

General topics

    • Review of technical writing fundamentals
    • Single sourcing and content reuse
    • Trends in Technical Communication
    • Creating screenshots and images for user guides

WHO'S IT FOR

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MEET THE COURSE LEADERS

Ellis is a Consulting Technical Communicator and Director at Cherryleaf. He has been working in technical communication since the early 1990s. He has a degree in Business Studies. He is a Member of the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (ISTC) and an Associate of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

He was a judge for the UK Technical Communication Awards 2020 and the DevPortal Awards 2020.  He is a regular conference speaker on technical communication topics.

Ginny has a background as a skilled trainer and information designer. She has over twenty years experience in teaching and training throughout the world. Ginny has extensive project management skills and considerable experience using the main technical authoring tools.

She has an MSc in Information Systems, a BA in Spanish Studies, and an RSA TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) certificate. She’s also fluent in Spanish.

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