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Technical Writing Made Easy

Learn Technical Writing Concepts and Fundamentals in One Day
3.3 (7 ratings)
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105 students enrolled
Last updated 9/2013
English
$20
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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Description

This course is designed to make you learn the concepts and fundamentals of technical writing in one day. This course consists of 15 lectures and there is a quiz of 5 questions.

Technical writing is an art which takes into account the design and structure of the content.

This course is all about understanding the concepts of technical writing and learning the importance of how a content should be structured and designed for the end user by using the right applications.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone who wants to learn the basics of technical writing with practical examples or demos
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What Will I Learn?
By the end of this course, you will be able to understand the concepts of technical writing and also will be able to create manuals and documents on your own
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Requirements
  • Must know how to read, speak and write English.
  • Should have an internet connection
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 15 Lectures Collapse All 15 Lectures 01:33:24
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Introduction to Technical Writing and Technical Writer
1 Lecture 03:34

This video lecture will help you in understanding the following:

  1. Meaning of technical writing.
  2. Know who are technical writers and what they do.
  3. Importance of technical writers in the organization.
Preview 03:34
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Core Features of a Technical Document
1 Lecture 07:30

This video lecture will help you in understanding the following:

  1. The principles to be followed while structuring the content.
  2. The importance of knowing basic grammar rules while writing the content.
  3. What is a style guide and also what are its uses.
Technical Document Features
07:30
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Audience
1 Lecture 06:00

This video lecture will help you in understanding the following.

  1. The importance of knowing the audience while writing the content.
  2. Tools and applications that are used by technical writers.
Knowing Your Audience
06:00
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Elements of a Manual
1 Lecture 02:00

This video lecture will help you in understanding the elements that make up a manual .

As you will see that I have categorized the elements of manual into three parts which will help you in planning your documentation for creating a manual.

Overview of the Elements that make up a Manual
02:00
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Planning and Demonstration
9 Lectures 01:09:34

This video lecture will guide you in creating a documentation plan.

You will understand what are the contents that needs to be included in a typical documentation plan.

Preview 04:12

The video lecture provides a demo of the project management tool

Using a project management tool is essential for the project lead as it helps in managing the project effectively.

Preview 02:48

This video lecture just provides a basic overview of the image formats and its uses.

Word Processing Tool and Overview of Image Formats to be used
01:42

This video lecture shows you how I will create the top element of the manual using Libreoffice.

Creating the Top Element of the Manual
08:01

This video lecture shows how I will create the middle element of the manual.

I have only shown how i have created the content and structure for the first chapter, as it is understood that rest of the chapters are structured and designed the same way and will be shown in the later video lectures.

Creating the Middle Element of the Manual
07:58

This video lecture shows how I will create the bottom element of the manual.

You will see how i will be creating a index page and also a glossary page.

Creating the Bottom Element of the Manual - Part 1
11:36

This video lecture is the continuation of the previous lecture.

You will see how i will be creating the remaining content for the bottom element.

Creating the Bottom Element of the Manual - Part 2
11:36

This video lecture shows how i will review the content and create a PDF output.

The pdf output that will created will be shown to reviewers and they can use the tools in the software to add comments.

Review and PDF Output Creation
09:40

This video lecture shows that i will be using a help authoring tool to create multiple outputs

You will see how I'm going to import the document and re-organize the structure of the content

You will understand the common characteristics of a help authoring tool and how easy is to create multiple outputs.

Using Help Authoring Tool to create other Output Formats
12:01
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Document Life Cycle
2 Lectures 02:46

This video lecture will help you in understanding the following:

  1. What is Document Life Cycle
  2. Phases that are a part of Document Life Cycle process.
Overview of Document Life Cycle and its Phases
02:46

This lecture provides the overall review of the course.

Conclusion
2 pages

Quiz Time
5 questions
About the Instructor
3.3 Average rating
7 Reviews
105 Students
1 Course
Online Instructor

Mahesh is passionate about teaching people new skills and also learning new skills.

He has over five years of experience in total in the Financial and IT industry.

In his tenure he has gained and mastered skills in data analysis, web design, training and technical writing.

Also with adequate experience in the financial industry, He has acquired a niche skill in reporting and analyzing various types of financial data.

His experience in various departments and companies has provided him a unique expertise of how process documents, employee handbooks and user guides are to be created and maintained based on the company policies and guidelines.

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