Technical Writing Course - Training for business and industry
Improve your Writing Skills for the rest of your career
Improve your Company's Documentation.
Plan Documentation in minutes, not hours
(or even days!)
Learn skills to last you a lifetime.
Learn how to simplify the authoring process, enhance your
style and improve readability.
Learn from a well-established professional, the best way to write
If you write
things like training courses, operating procedures, work instructions,
instruction manuals, software help guides, safety manuals and so on,
then this course is for you.
training details on PDF)
Course Training Syllabus (in brief)
MODULE 1: How to Write
- How to use Plain English correctly for the target
readers, to make something clear
- Correct use of Passive and Active sentences
- The appearance on the page
- Where to use images
- Exercises for you to do, to reinforce the subject.
MODULE 2: Planning and Structure
In this module you learn -
- How to use Mind Maps to plan any documentation. The
time-savings can be huge. One client, a senior project
manager at Philips Semiconductors, said this 10-minute
exercise saved him two weeks' work!
- The correct sequence of chapters for best flow of ideas.
- How to keep important information and exclude the
MODULE 3: MS Word for the technical writer
A short module on Time-saving Tips for MS Word.
- How MS Word can really help you to work smarter.
- Learn how to use powerful tools built into MS Word, that
most people don't know about.
- How to insert an Index at the back, and how to tag a
selected key word in an instant.
Learn by –
- Asking and doing
- Seeing examples
- Practical exercises
full details PDF)
What I used to charge for this training course: now it's
Previously, my one-on-one training day cost £395, and group training on
site often ran to £2,000,
depending on the number of trainees.
Philip Tory: clients in UK, Europe, USA and India.
UK areas covered:
This course was available in all parts of the UK, including
Avon, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire,
Cambridgeshire , Cheshire, Cleveland, Cornwall, County Durham, Cumbria,
Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Durham, East Sussex, Essex, Gloucestershire,
Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Humberside, Isle of Wight,
Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, London, Manchester,
Merseyside, Middlesex, Norfolk, North Yorkshire, Northamptonshire,
Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire,
Somerset, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex,
Tyne and Wear, Warwickshire, West Midlands, West Sussex, West Yorkshire,
Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Yorkshire. Wales: Anglesey, Blaenau Gwent,
Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy,
Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire,
Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon
Taf, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, Wrexham. Scotland: Aberdeenshire.
Northern Ireland: Counties Antrim and Down. Ireland: Dublin and
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What Delegates said
"A practical, enjoyable and insightful course,
which successfully imparts the importance of clear English ... a reminder
of how much I had forgotten and how easy it is to get into bad habits!
The course material is both useful and accessible and will undoubtedly
prove invaluable [in] the workplace where I intend to put into place
some of the skills practiced during the course."
- Debi Strawson,
Lead Operations, Perenco UK
- about difficulties people have when writing technical documentation
"Lots of useful ideas and smart tips to make technical
writing less scary, whether you are updating an existing manual or writing
- J. Taylor,
Employee Communications and Development, RSPCA.
"This course is really going to save me precious time.
I would recommend it to anyone who has to write and maintain any type of
- K. Young, Operations Manager, Dataflow Communications.
"The most interesting parts for me were the exercises
because I like the ‘hands on’ approach. I find ‘to do’ is the best way for
me to learn. I also liked sharing ideas with my colleagues and having the
time to think about how we can move forward with our documentation project.
I valued Philip’s input and suggestions."
- M. McDermott, Training Advisor, Quintiles
"Many thanks for the course yesterday. I for one found
it extremely useful, and judging from the comments I’ve had from my colleagues,
so did they." - L.P., Development Manager,
Distinction Systems Ltd.
'A colleague attended the previous
course and said it was the most useful course he had ever attended.'
- C.H., Transport for London.
"I learned how to be precise and deliver the information
in a clear, comprehensible fashion."
- L. Watson, Customer Support Analyst, Coventry
"The training day was useful and informative. Good
pace and delivered at a level understandable to the delegates. The most
interesting part was the plain English module, because it's been a long
time since I was at school and I slipped into bad habits."
- G. Norman, ConocoPhillips, Humberside.
"The section on planning was the most interesting as
this is something that is immediately relevant. Overall, a very good course.
It presented a number of techniques that can be used immediately with no
additional tools." - A. Hall, Bank of England.
"The course was informative and fun - a good combination.
The best bit was the document planning as I have trouble with keeping my
thoughts in order. I learned so much today about writing. Overall it was
fabulous, so much more user friendly than I expected."
- Laura W., Wyeth Europa.
"This was a real insight into how much we can improve
our documentation so that it is easy to follow. I learned a lot of skills
that will be put into practice. A good course, as lots was covered which
has given me the skills to improve my writing."
- Rachel S., Tribal Group, Hull.
" I learned a lot about document structure and layout.
Overall, a very good exercise. This course will help me a lot and has given
me a lot to think about." - T. Day, RMS Services.
"The training was well organised and delivered. Plenty
of content to take away and apply. It helped me to understand the ways to
go about using plain English. I think the planning techniques are going
to be useful."
- L. Pedder, Partygaming PLC, Gibraltar.