TechComm 101 is the fastest, most efficient way to jump-start your career in technical communication. It covers key theories that you can immediately apply to your work, as well as giving you the skills you need to continue to learn and grow.
Each element of theory is presented with hands-on exercises, real-world examples, and plenty of discussion. This course will leave you feeling enthusiastic and well prepared to get started in the field. It covers a range of topics from grammar review, theory and application processes, to writing procedures and layout design techniques.
By the end of this seven-week online course, attendees will understand the role of the technical communicator, identify how TC writing differs from other kids of writing, and correct common mistakes in writing with Leah Guren in TechComm 101, starting 24 January-7 March 2017 (Tuesdays) at 11:00 AM-12:30 PM EST (GMT-5).
Attendees will learn:
- To avoid mistakes, such as grammar and punctuation issues, that can detract from documentation.
- How to conduct audience analysis and key techniques for discovering your target audience.
- The functional purpose, key elements, and deliverables associated with the most common types of TC projects: user guides, installation guides, maintenance manuals, reference manuals, tutorials, specs, white papers, release notes, and online help.
- How to design good documents by understanding the basics of layout.
About the Instructor:
Leah Guren entered the field of technical communication in 1980. Her experience as a writer, editor, tech pubs manager, and consultant allowed her to develop a variety of technical communication training programs. Leah trains new writers for this field, as well as conducting seminars and in-house training for TCs of all levels, engineers, and managers. Her clients include many of the top high-tech companies in Israel.