"Exceptional Technical Writing" Online Class

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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.
  • I have really enjoyed and benefited greatly from your course. Your feedback has been very prompt and always useful. My wife and I are starting a documentation business here in Ireland, after having worked in the areas of Medical Device and Pharmaceutical for many years, and I am inspired by the quality of your website and training offerings.
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  • The writing classes were a big help and [I] enjoyed them very much.
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  • It has been pleasure taking this online course from Hurley Write. Your effective and positive feedback has made this a very enjoyable experience. I've learned so much in a very short period of time.
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  • The [online technical writing course] was exceptional. Thanks again for everything you have taught me.
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  • Thanks for your feedback and all the help you have provided during the course of the training. This training has definitely helped me write better.
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  • After taking the online technical writing course, I feel much more confident about my writing.
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  • I learned a lot [from the online course “Exceptional Technical Writing”] and certainly will continue to reference the notes when writing to keep the knowledge fresh.
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  • The course was useful on two fronts. First, it should approve my writing as I work at applying the lessons until they are integrated into my technique. Second and possibly more important, the course provides insight into to technical writing that will make accepting criticism less stressful.
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  • Thank you for the course. I am able to apply much of it to what I currently do at work. 'LOSE THE FLUFF' is my new motto.
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  • Live edits are a nice touch - rapid response to modules
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  • Thanks again for everything! Your patience, flexibility and knowledge are greatly appreciated. I am beginning to approach writing and editing in a whole new way thanks to you and this course!
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  • The online technical writing course was beneficial and there are some useful tools I shall use in the future.
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  • This has been a very rewarding course for me. I learned a lot. I will greatly benefit in writing technical papers or reports what I learned from your course.
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  • Learning from experience was extremely beneficial. I learned a lot from Pam's comments, and I hope to better apply those principles in the future.
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  • I enjoyed working with Hurley Write. The [online technical writing] course was beneficial to me in learning to write clearly and concisely.
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You'll learn

  • Proven strategies to help you plan and write the technical document
  • Effective methods to engage your reader and stay on point
  • Useful techniques to write more concisely and precisely
  • Easy to incorporate approaches to organize to meet readers' needs and help you achieve your goals
  • Valuable tips for writing the various sections of a technical report
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Clearly written, effective technical documents are crucial for every organization! Our interactive online courses will help you develop strategies to plan, write, and revise technical documents quickly and easily! Contact us for more information!

In this six-module course, you'll be introduced to various technical writing concepts that will result in your ability to write clean, crisper, more succinct technical documents. Each of our technical writing modules include

  • A voiced lecture
  • A professional editor (Options 2 and 3)
  • Interactivity with links to resources
  • Knowledge checks
  • The Hurley Write Cheat Sheet
  • The Hurley Write Primer: A Guide to Effective Writing
  • Writing options
  • Exercises and examples
  • Written feedback on your writing
  • Certificate of Completion
  • One online video-chat session with your editor per-module (Option 3)


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? Contact us for a free PDF that outlines objectives and concepts covered in the course!

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