Introductory Markup and Scripting with HTML and CSS

This six session course will introduce participants to introductory markup and scripting with HTML and CSS. The course will also introduce students to readings, resources, and tools available to help develop basic coding skills through practice. Each session will feature a different topic (HTML Syntax, Working with Text Editors, Tables and Semantic Markup, Form Building, Integrating HTML and CSS, CSS Syntax, Working with Positional CSS) and will also challenge students with weekly practice assignments to help them develop their coding skills. Students also will be encouraged to present their work in progress and receive constructive feedback from the instructor and their peers. The goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the wide range of skills, methods, and techniques used basic content markup and scripting for the Web. The course is also designed to prepare students for more advanced or specialized study in other topics related to markup and scripting in Web development.

Advanced Technical Editing Copy

You know the basics of grammar, syntax, and effective writing. Now, you want to grow your skills as an editor and leader on your team. In this 6-week course, you will both deepen your editing skills, and learn how to look strategically at your team’s output and contributions. We will discuss what makes an effective style guide, the key role that editors play in a structured content environment, how to plan and implement controlled language initiatives, why having global-ready content is important, and how to audit and improve your content. In between sessions, you will have an opportunity to practice your new skills. At the end of the course, you will have a toolbox, skills, and resources to advance your editing to the next level.

Advanced Technical Editing

You know the basics of grammar, syntax, and effective writing. Now, you want to grow your skills as an editor and leader on your team. In this 6-week course, you will both deepen your editing skills, and learn how to look strategically at your team’s output and contributions. We will discuss what makes an effective style guide, the key role that editors play in a structured content environment, how to plan and implement controlled language initiatives, why having global-ready content is important, and how to audit and improve your content. In between sessions, you will have an opportunity to practice your new skills. At the end of the course, you will have a toolbox, skills, and resources to advance your editing to the next level.

Basics of Technical Writing in Industry

What is technical communication all about? What makes it a field in growing demand in so many organizations? In this seven-week course, you will learn the fundamentals of technical communication as a profession and the practices that help people in the field to succeed. Topics of discussion will include audience analysis, common types of communication, common software tools, technical writing style, editing, and usability. A series of short assignments and one larger course project will help learners reinforce those skills in practical ways.

Beyond the Content: Advanced Topics to Develop Your TC Career

If you are still within your first few years in TC, you have most likely focused on performing audience analysis, developing the right content in the correct writing style, mastering the many tools, and learning about your company’s products. Initially, all that may seem overwhelming, and many novice TCs stop after learning these basics. But there is a large gulf between basic TC competency and advanced professionalism. Embrace the challenge and learn more advanced topics to help your career path. Set yourself apart from those practitioners who have learned just enough to get by! So get ready to go beyond the basics!