Exceptional Technical Writing

If you’re considering an online course, now’s the time! Prices will increase Jan. 1, 2016, but if you purchase by Dec. 31, 2015, you can enjoy this year’s pricing and have up to one year from the date of purchase to begin the course.

Here’s the good news: if your employees are critical thinkers, they’re already better writers than they think they are. And we’ve got amazing teachers to help them find their stride.

In this interactive six-module technical writing online course, they’ll be introduced to various technical writing concepts that will improve their ability to write cleanly, crisply, and succinctly. They’ll develop strategies to plan, write, and revise quickly and easily, empowering them to write user-friendly, more readable technical documents that reflect positively on the organization.

Choose the option that works best for you:

Option 1: Independent Study/Quick Study - $579.00 See Details
  • Our lowest-priced option
  • Access to each module for one week
  • Access to downloadable supplements, writing aids, and writing options
  • No feedback on written work
Option 2: Expert Guide - $709.00 See Details
  • Our mid-priced option
  • Access to each module for two weeks
  • Access to downloadable supplements, writing aids, and writing options
  • Personal editor and personalized, substantive feedback on writing submissions
  • View new modules at your convenience.
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Option 3: Pace Yourself - $999.00 See Details
  • Our most flexible option
  • Access to all modules at once for a total of six months
  • You view the modules when you’re ready
  • Review the modules in any order you choose — all at once or one at a time — and review past modules any time
  • Access to downloadable supplements, writing aids, and writing options
  • Professional editor and personalized, substantive feedback on writing submissions
  • One video-chat session with your editor per-module
Purchase any online course by Feb. 28, 2015 and enjoy 2014 pricing;
prices will increase Mar. 1, 2015
Discounts are available for multiple attendees from the same organization. Find out more.

Not sure if our online technical writing courses are right for your team? Check out our customized onsite courses and webinars.

All of our online technical writing courses are SCORM 1.2-, SCORM 2004-, and AICC-compliant and each module takes roughly 30 to 45 minutes to complete.


  • Voiced lectures
  • A professional editor (Options 2 and 3)
  • The Hurley Write Cheat Sheet
  • A copy of the Hurley Write eBook, Writing Strategies For Corporate America (Option 3)
  • Knowledge checks
  • Take-away tips
  • Writing options
  • Written feedback on submitted writing (Options 2 and 3)
  • Certificate of Completion
  • One online video-chat session with your editor, per-module (Option 3)

And if online courses aren’t your thing, we have customized onsite effective technical writing courses and webinars, all tailored to meet your needs.


Module 1: Developing a Writing Strategy
  • The importance of audience and purpose analysis
  • The importance of developing a writing strategy
  • Presenting a positive image through writing
  • Ensuring readability
Module 2: Organizational Strategies
  • Understanding the importance of good organization
  • Creating outlines and more
  • Exploring the vast universe of organization; or organizing sentences, paragraphs, and documents
  • Types of organizational strategies
Module 3: Using Language Effectively
  • Being precise and concise
  • Using appropriate emphasis
  • Avoiding wordiness
  • Avoiding language "traps"
  • Making your writing more emphatic and readable
Module 4: Constructing Effective Sentences and Paragraphs
  • Emphasizing appropriately
  • Understanding how readers read
  • Using longer and shorter paragraphs
  • Understanding appropriate sentence structure
Module 5: Writing the Technical Report
  • Writing the body of the technical report
  • Understanding the components of the technical report
  • Creating the appropriate argument
  • Ensuring that the report is readable and usable
Module 6: Editing and Proofreading Strategies
  • When to edit and when to proofread
  • Becoming your own best editor
  • What to look for in editing
  • Developing practical editing and proofreading techniques

Need more info? Click here for a PDF that outlines objectives and concepts covered in the online technical writing course!

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