Exceptional Technical Writing Course

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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 team has great problem-solving skills, 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 effective 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.

Exceptional Technical Writing: $199.00
You have 24/7 access to all of the modules for 180 days!
With Feedback: $999.00
In addition to having 24/7 access to all of the modules for 180 days, each module includes cheat sheets, take-aways, writing options, and feedback on up 10 pages of your writing per module!
Discounts are available for multiple attendees from the same organization. Find out more.
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Features

  • Voiced lectures
  • A professional editor
  • Hurley Write Cheat Sheets 
  • A copy of the Hurley Write eBook, Writing in the Workplace
  • Knowledge checks
  • Take-away tips
  • Writing options
  • Written feedback on submitted writing
  • Certificate of completion

And if online business writing courses aren’t your thing, we have customized onsite workshops, webinars, and virtual trainings, tailored to meet your needs.

Topics

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: Developing 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
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