Topic-Based Authoring lets you create and reuse content, reduces project schedules, and improves your workflow. This course will allow you to move to a structured writing environment such as DITA, and provide you with the skill set and tools you need to help your users, and plan accordingly while developing content. This is a six-week course scheduled for Wednesdays, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM EDT, from April 6th to May 11th, 2016.
About the Course:
Topic-Based Authoring will help you move to a structured writing environment as well as prepare you in your workplace with the best practices regardless of the tools you use when it comes to content development, creating, and reusing content. Sharon Burton will help you get started and plan your projects to the best of your ability.
Key benefits you will gain from this online course include:
- Understanding audience analysis
- Identifying and supporting multiple learning styles
- Creating project plans by creating new content, restructuring legacy content, managing people and technology
- Modifying spreadsheets, estimating staff, time, effort, and hybrid documents
About the Presenter:
Sharon Burton is a nationally recognized practitioner, business expert, teacher, and speaker in the field of technical communication. With almost 20 years of experience in the field, she has consulted with large and small companies to improve their product documentation and/or their documentation processes. Sharon has received many awards from organizations such as the Society for Technical Communication (STC) and Apex, including the designation of Associate Fellow from STC.
Still not sure if this is the right course for you? See what past attendees had to say:
“I can’t thank you enough for this class and your willingness to help us floundering tech writers learn about topic-based authoring and all the supporting knowledge we need! I am already using the information you provided to start a brand new topic-based help project for a new app!”
“It’s been a while since I’ve participated in a class of any type, and I truly enjoyed this class. The information was invaluable and your delivery was refreshing!”
“I loved the assignments. They helped me understand how I can put what I learned into practice at my own job. This class was extremely useful.”