Cherryleaf training – Improve your writing, technical communication and content strategy skills

Cherryleaf offers:

  • Specialist training courses for Technical Authors, Technical Writers, Documentation Managers and Content Strategists
  • Policies and procedures writing courses
  • Facilitated workshops for your content projects

They help you improve your writing, project planning and content development skills.


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“Thank you very much for an interesting and thought-provoking course. The content and themes are very relevant to Citrix Technical Publications as we regularly look at trends and how we can respond and innovate.The way in which customers consume our content is changing, as are the different expectations customers have regarding user assistance and support. Your course provided further insight and ideas regarding how to review and adapt to ensure content is relevant and appealing to our customers.”

Amanda Lindsay, Citrix.

Our courses

Training communication training courses

For Technical Authors, Technical Writers and Documentation Managers.

Online training course bundle

The fundamentals of technical writing

ISTC Accredited Course

This course is ideal for you if need a solid understanding the Technical Author’s role and the fundamentals of technical writing.

Advanced technical writing techniques

This course is for you if you are an experienced technical communicator who wants to know about the current trends and ideas.

documentING APIs

Primarily aimed at REST APIs, this training course will help you to organise, write, plan and control your API documentation.

Planning and managing a Writing Project

This course is for you if you are a documentation or project manager responsible for managing and planning online or paper-based documentation. The course covers project planning, Information Design, estimating, managing the actual project, metrics, establishing standards, governance and maintenance.

DITA training

These courses are for people both new to DITA and already using DITA.

The online course could be included in the planning and managing documentation projects course.

Single sourcing training

This course is for you if you want to re-use, re-publish and re-purpose more content, and need to understand single sourcing and plan a single sourcing migration project. You will learn the basic skills in single sourcing and writing content for reuse.

This course could also be included in the planning and managing documentation projects course.

Embedded Help writing strategies training

This course helps UX developers and technical communicators better understand how to create and write in an embedded Help environment.

This course could also be included in the planning and managing documentation projects course.

Authoring tools training

Business-related writing and content strategy training courses

For procedures writers and content strategists.

Policies and procedures writing

This is for organisations needing to train their staff in how to create clear and effective policies and procedures information.

Content design and content strategy training

This is for people planning and implementing a content strategy project. This can be for a website as well as for technical documentation.

Professional certification

certified member logoIf you want to become a Junior, Certified Member or Certified Fellow of the technical communicators’ national professional body - the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (ISTC) - Cherryleaf’s training courses can help. Junior Members, Members and Fellows are certified by the ISTC through a vetting process, with Members and Fellows entitled to use the initials MISTC or FISTC after their names. All ISTC members have a responsibility to maintain their professional competence through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) , and Cherryleaf’s courses can help demonstrate you are extending and updating your skills.


Build your own training curriculum in technical communication

You can build a training programme that best suits you by selecting from the range of affordable courses below. If you can’t find a course that suits you, let us know, as we continue to develop further modules and courses.

Graduate level training modules in technical communication

Cherryleaf can also offer more academically-orientated training in technical communication for your writers, managers or anyone else involved in technical communication.

Facilitated workshops for your content projects

Cherryleaf training - classroomYou can use Cherryleaf’s trainers to host your own workshops. These can help you get your project on track, develop your team’s skills and prioritise the most important activities. Workshops work really well in getting everyone onboard with their roles and responsibilities, how to produce content, and the timescales for deliverables.

Workshops can help you can make progress on areas such as content planning, the information design, the users’ needs and the project goals, as well as standards and best practices.

Contact us to discuss your situation.

Cherryleaf ebooks

This guide answers the key questions people have when considering a freelance career as a Technical Author.

Course administration

Our Course Administration page provides details on requirements and terms and conditions.

 Contact us for more information

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If you'd like more information about Cherryleaf's training courses, including options for courses for groups in a single organisation, contact us using our training services contact form. If you can’t see the course you want, contact us, as we may still be able to cater for your needs.