Course Outline: Technical Writing for business and industry
Improve your Writing Skills for the rest of your career!
Improve your company's documentation.
Plan your documentation in minutes, not
hours or days.
Learn writing skills to last you a
Learn how to simplify the authoring process, enhance your
style and improve readability for the user.
Learn the best way to write professional, user-friendly
If you write instructional material such as operating procedures, work instructions,
user manuals, online help guides and so on,
then this course is for you. It works for any business area,
whether for you write for external customers or for internal
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One-day Training Syllabus (in brief)
MODULE 1: How to Write
- Writing to make it clear for the reader
- How to target your reader groups
- Layout and use of images
- Plain English skills for technical writing
- Exercises to help you remember.
MODULE 2: Planning and Structure
In this module, you learn -
- Easy document planning techniques that can save you hours (or
- How to Structure the document
- How to include the relevant and eliminate the irrelevant
- Save time and stress.
MODULE 3: Working Smart in MS Word
A short module on Power Tips for Word.
- How to get the best out of MS Word. There's a lot of
things in Word that most people don't know about.
- Creating an "Index-at-the-back", and how to quick-tag
your selected index
Learn by –
- Asking and doing
- Seeing examples
- Group discussion
- Practical exercises.
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Training Room - facilities required
What will you need to provide?
- A separate room for the course.
- PC data projector and screen
- Paper and pens
- Refreshments and a light lunch
Maximum 14 trainees per course.
TRAINING COURSE FEES
Prices on application. The
depends on the number of trainees (it is cheaper per person for
larger groups), travel and accommodation costs etc. Please contact
us for details.
Terms and Conditions apply.
Sorry, we don't offer "Open" courses, because it would mean a
mix of people from very different industries and abilities, and
sometimes competitors in the same room! Group training is
offered at your company premises, where you can all discuss
issues freely and openly.
Individual One-to-One Training
If there is only one person who needs training, we offer this
one-day course at our Gloucester office.
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Ordering: please allow 14 days' notice...
Training needs a lot of planning and
preparation so, please, I need your written order, together with
our signed Terms and Conditions, two weeks before the training date.
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Areas covered in the UK:
This course is available in all parts of the UK, including
Avon, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire,
Cambridgeshire , Cheshire, Cleveland, Cornwall, County Durham, Cumbria,
Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Durham, East Sussex, Essex, Gloucestershire,
Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Humberside, Isle of Wight,
Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, London, Manchester,
Merseyside, Middlesex, Norfolk, North Yorkshire, Northamptonshire,
Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire,
Somerset, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex,
Tyne and Wear, Warwickshire, West Midlands, West Sussex, West Yorkshire,
Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Yorkshire. Wales: Anglesey, Blaenau Gwent,
Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy,
Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire,
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What Course Delegates said
"A practical, enjoyable and insightful course,
which successfully imparts the importance of clear English ... a reminder
of how much I had forgotten and how easy it is to get into bad habits!
The course material is both useful and accessible and will undoubtedly
prove invaluable [in] the workplace where I intend to put into place
some of the skills practiced during the course."
- Debi Strawson,
Lead Operations, Perenco UK
- about difficulties people have when writing technical documentation
"Lots of useful ideas and smart tips to make technical
writing less scary, whether you are updating an existing manual or writing
- J. Taylor,
Employee Communications and Development, RSPCA.
"This course is really going to save me precious time.
I would recommend it to anyone who has to write and maintain any type of
- K. Young, Operations Manager, Dataflow Communications.
"The most interesting parts for me were the exercises
because I like the ‘hands on’ approach. I find ‘to do’ is the best way for
me to learn. I also liked sharing ideas with my colleagues and having the
time to think about how we can move forward with our documentation project.
I valued Philip’s input and suggestions."
- M. McDermott, Training Advisor, Quintiles
"Many thanks for the course yesterday. I for one found
it extremely useful, and judging from the comments I’ve had from my colleagues,
so did they."
- L.P., Development Manager,
Distinction Systems Ltd.
'A colleague attended the previous
course and said it was the most useful course he had ever attended.'
- C.H., Transport for London.
"I learned how to be precise and deliver the information
in a clear, comprehensible fashion."
- L. Watson, Customer Support Analyst, Coventry
"The training day was useful and informative. Good
pace and delivered at a level understandable to the delegates. The most
interesting part was the plain English module, because it's been a long
time since I was at school and I slipped into bad habits."
- G. Norman, ConocoPhillips, Humberside.
"The section on planning was the most interesting as
this is something that is immediately relevant. Overall, a very good course.
It presented a number of techniques that can be used immediately with no
additional tools." - A. Hall, Bank of England.
"The course was informative and fun - a good combination.
The best bit was the document planning as I have trouble with keeping my
thoughts in order. I learned so much today about writing. Overall it was
fabulous, so much more user friendly than I expected."
- Laura W., Wyeth Europa.
"This was a real insight into how much we can improve
our documentation so that it is easy to follow. I learned a lot of skills
that will be put into practice. A good course, as lots was covered which
has given me the skills to improve my writing."
- Rachel S., Tribal Group, Hull.
" I learned a lot about document structure and layout.
Overall, a very good exercise. This course will help me a lot and has given
me a lot to think about."
- T. Day, RMS Services.
"The training was well organised and delivered. Plenty
of content to take away and apply. It helped me to understand the ways to
go about using plain English. I think the planning techniques are going
to be useful."
- L. Pedder, Partygaming PLC, Gibraltar.
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