The ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Technical Writing) (leading to ExpertRating Writing
Do you have a
knack for explaining complex subjects in a way that makes them easy
to understand? If so, you should consider entering the well-paying
field of technical writing. This course will teach you the skills
you need to succeed as a technical writer. You will learn how to
translate complex information into easily understood language, and
how to become a wizard at marrying the art of publishing with the
science of technology.
You'll learn the
secrets of successful technical writers, including technical writing
conventions, interviewing skills, desktop publishing and formatting
techniques, key tips for developing graphics and templates,
documentation management, and how to publish documents both on paper
and electronically. You'll also learn how to get your first job as a
technical writer, plus tricks of the trade that enable you to create
high-quality documentation with less work.
This course includes a knowledgeable and
caring instructor who will guide you through your lessons,
facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor
for this course will be Janet Underwood.
ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Technical Writing)
instructor :Janet Underwood holds a bachelor's
degree and has more than ten years of experience as a senior
technical writer. She has developed technical documentation for
major corporations in the computer, information technology,
telecommunications, financial, and medical industries, as well as
for the U.S. Army and public utilities organizations. She has also
worked as an English teacher and as an editor and writer for several
internationally known trade publications. She has won numerous
awards for the excellence of her writing and documentation design,
and currently owns a technical writing and services business.
Online Technical Writing
For taking this
instructor led ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Technical Writing) you need
e-mail, and the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web
browser, and Microsoft Word (Versions 2007, 2003, XP, 2000, or 1997
are all acceptable). This course is not suitable for Macintosh
The ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Technical Writing) has received
overwhelming positive feedback and reviews from students around the
world. Here are a few:
Great Technical Writing Course/An Extraordinary Teacher! 1.
Lessons presented via explicit detail with step-by-step
instructions. 2. Each topic reinforced with technical
publications and exciting websites. 3. Criticisms presented
between showers of encouragement and sunny beams of approval. 4.
Participants and instructor volleyed responses with lightning
speed-what fun! 5. The powers and abilities of Microsoft Word
were introduced as the launching pad for a technical writing
excellent course that will help me in more than just my Technical
an experienced (10 years) Israeli Technical Writer, I enjoyed
very much the course. It was exciting to find everything that I
was doing, as a technical writer, written black on white! I took
the course because I wanted to get updated and to earn a
certificate. Thank you very much for an interesting course."
a retired writer-editor, having done technical editing and
writing, I especially appreciated the clarity and depth of this
course. I think that the instructor choose excellent topics,
offered the detail the student needed, and wrote the material in
a very clear and interesting style. I found it to be excellent
review, and I learned things I did not know."
star in the ed2go lineup!"
very nice, thorough course. The lessons were fairly
comprehensive. I especially enjoyed learning new tricks in Word.
I didn't realize Word could do so much. I hope to take more
courses from Janet soon."
Maybe two words; truly awesome!"
too keep Janet on staff She is a very influential and motivated
teacher. I believe anyone will be able to learn from her
instructions. Thanks, Janet!!!"
Janet, I hold a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering and I
have written many technical documents during my working career. I
took your course for several reasons. First and foremost, I am
looking for an effective approach with which to offer my talent
and market my skills. The course addressed that well. Another
reason was to assume an obligation which would require that I
discipline myself to adopt and learn the standards and tools used
to address the jobs of today, and you have addressed that. I
enjoyed your course very much, particularly some of the links in
the Supplemental Material sections. You really opened my eyes
with your discussion of Indexing as a saleable writing skill.
This could work very well for me because my personal situation
dictates that I seek work as a freelance writer. Thank you for
all your help and I wish you well in your future endeavors."
Janet - I just wanted you to know that I really enjoyed this
class. This class has HELPED me A LOT!!! There are things that we
did I had no idea about. I was actually thrown into this position
so I'm still learning. Thank you for all your help and
understanding. I feel more confident in what I do. I've learned
so much, and will recommend this class to others."
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ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Technical Writing) Courseware (which would take you 6 weeks) and complete the final
Writing Certification exam at your convenience. You can complete the exam within 2 months of buying the
Writing Certification. The result of the exam appears as soon as it is completed, and your
Writing Certificate is mailed immediately.
What learning aids will I get?
ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Technical Writing) includes the following learning aids:
24 x 7 hour access to the courseware. A printer friendly version of the
ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Technical Writing) is also provided
A friendly instructor to answer your questions online
A discussion area to have your questions answered
Chapter end quizzes to ensure that you are learning important aspects of every chapter
Chapter assignments to help you practically use the
Writing that you will learn during the Writing Course.
What is the final exam like?
The final exam is fully based upon the ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Technical Writing) Courseware that is provided along with the
Writing Certification. If you have gone through the courseware properly you should not have a problem clearing the exam. The exam consists of multiple choice questions from all chapters of the
ExpertRating Online Writing Course (Technical Writing) Courseware.
What are the course start dates?
ExpertRating instructor led courses commence
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All courses run for six weeks, with a two-week grace period at the end. Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course. You do not have to be present when the lesson is released, but you must complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
A new section of each course starts on the second or third Wednesday of each month. If enrolling in a series of two or more courses please be sure to space the start date for each course at least two months apart.
to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, rapid growth and change in the
high-technology and electronics industries result in a greater need
for technical writers to write users’ guides, instruction manuals,
and training materials.
writing, a form of technical communication, is a style of formal
writing, used in fields as diverse as computer hardware and
software, chemistry, the aerospace industry, robotics, finance,
consumer electronics, and biotechnology. The main job of a technical
writer is to modify technical information in such a manner that it
can easily be understood by a layman. Technical writers develop
product documentation, project proposals and catalogs.
The ExpertRating Technical Writing
Certification course will teach you the nuances of technical writing
and will guide you on how to create professional technical
writing is a relatively new profession, but
people have been writing technical documents
for centuries. In this first lesson, you'll
learn the fascinating history of technical
writing, plus how the instructor (and many
others) became technical writers and how
technical writing employs both the logical
and creative sides of your brain.
Friday - Lesson 02
writing requires preparation. In this
lesson, you'll learn the basics of project
management for your documentation project
(including average amounts of time you
should dedicate to different writing
activities), key questions to help you
analyze your reading audience, and how to
organize the information you gather.
Wednesday - Lesson 03
lesson, you'll learn powerful communication
skills that will help you get the
information you need. You'll find out how to
develop your listening skills and use body
language that keeps you alert and encourages
the people you're interviewing to talk with
you. You'll also learn how to ask questions
that help you get the answers you need more
efficiently, and how to apply principles of
adult learning when you're analyzing the
information you've gathered.
Friday - Lesson 04
Do you ever get
writer's block? Most writers do! In this lesson
you'll learn how to shut off your internal
editor and give yourself permission to write
your first draft more quickly and easily. You'll
learn tips that will help you keep writing even
when you realize you don't have all of the
information you need, plus you'll have more
confidence after you finish the grammar and
punctuation review in this lesson, which
includes tips about how to make your writing
Wednesday - Lesson 05-
has rules and conventions that separate the
novices from the pros. In this lesson, you'll
learn all about time-honored technical writing
conventions, such as using parallel structure,
an inverted pyramid style of writing, effective
headings, and lists.
Friday - Lesson 06
Should you save
your graphics as bitmaps, gifs, or jpgs? This
lesson will go over the difference between the
most popular graphics file formats and
guidelines for using each. You'll also learn
about a new file format called PNG, and how to
create screenshots on your PC, then manipulate
your shots in Windows' Paint, saving you the
expense of far more costly graphics programs.
Wednesday - Lesson 07
document can be critical to its success. In this
lesson, you'll learn how to choose the typeface
or typefaces you want to use and principles for
using type effectively in your document. You'll
learn about the things you need to keep in mind
when laying out your pages. This lesson will
take a look at some layouts that are commonly
used in technical documents, then it'll discuss
how to achieve those layouts using Microsoft
Friday - Lesson 08
has nearly a 93-percent market share for
PC-based word processing—it's the de facto
standard for most corporations and government
agencies. So chances are high that you'll use it
at some time in your technical writing career.
In fact, most companies require that you be
proficient with Word when considering you for
technical writing positions. So in this lesson,
you'll learn how Microsoft Word is different
from other word-processing applications and how
to use, modify, and create Word's paragraph
Wednesday - Lesson 09
use Microsoft Word for their documentation, they
expect you to know how to use and create Word
templates. In this lesson, you'll learn quick
ways to build templates, plus you'll learn some
Word skills that will help you dazzle potential
employers, such as recording macros, customizing
your toolbar, and using cross-references,
AutoText, and captions.
Friday - Lesson 10
Did you know that
indexes are the most widely read section in any
technical document? This lesson will review
indexing conventions, and will provide a few
tips on building a great index for your
document. You'll also learn how to use Microsoft
Word to make indexing a bit easier.
Wednesday - Lesson 11
your document and make it the best it can
be, you need to proofread it and edit it. In
this lesson, you'll learn tips from
professional proofreaders and editors, as
well as ways you can use Microsoft Word to
help you check your spelling and grammar.