Documentation writing skills for developers training course

Ideal for you if you’re:

A developer who needs to write instructional text for users, but you’ve never had any proper training in how to do this well.

An affordable way for Developers to master the skills of technical writing

Cherryleaf’s Documentation Writing Skills for Developers online training course teaches developers the key skills of writing end user content and technical writing for software.

You’ll gain confidence you’re approaching each writing project in the right way, and creating content that follows best practice.

With our reviewed assessments option, you’ll get feedback on your work from experts. You’ll discover what you’re doing right, and how you could make it even better.

Who is this course for?

This course is for developers who:

  • Need to write instructional help in Help pages, support pages, KB articles, or in UI text.
  • Need a solid understanding of the fundamentals of technical writing
  • Want to communicate more clearly and effectively
  • Want to know how little, or how much, they should write
  • Want people to answer their own Support questions

What will I learn?

  • How to communicate clearly, even if writing doesn’t come naturally
  • How to save time and write in an efficient way
  • Identifying the best type of format for your content
  • Confidence in the work you produce
  • Document Project management
  • Research and analysis
  • Revising your work
  • Writing for specific audiences

Topics covered

Overview

In this course, we’ll take you through the process of creating technical documentation. You’ll learn and practise:

  • The entire documentation process. We’ll explain what you need to do, from beginning to end. We cover planning, writing, editing, indexing, and production.
  • How to work more efficiently. This framework will help you avoid wasting time.
  • How to work more effectively. We’ll show you how to write and design your information in a structured, useful, usable and informed way.
  • Writing skills and proper use of English.
  • Getting customers to answer their own Support questions.

Course modules

  1. The purpose of technical documentation
  2. What is technical writing?
  3. Overview of the writing process
  4. Planning your content – traditional way
  5. Planning your content in an Agile environment
  6. Researching the product and users
  7. Information Design
  8. Language style and English grammar
  9. Writing for a global audience
  10. How to write and present different types of information.
  11. Using images and videos
  12. Hyperlinking
  13. Writing embedded Help and microcopy
  14. Reviewing and editing

Prerequisites - None

Duration and delivery format

The course comprises 14 modules in total, which you can complete at your own pace. The course modules are delivered over the Web in small, manageable video presentations.

The course handouts and exercises are downloadable as Word or PDF files.

With the time needed to complete the exercises, each delegate will need to allocate around two days to complete the course. You can pause the videos at any time and return to the course, for a period of 12 months.

Course options and prices

The cost is £185 per delegate (ex VAT).

You send your answers to the exercises in the course back to us for review and feedback.

You’ll also receive a certificate, once you’ve completed the assessments correctly.

Bonus: Ask the Expert. If you’re not sure about an aspect of the content you are writing, you’ll be able to use the discussion forum for the course to ask a Technical Author.

How to book

To sign up for this course, click the “Get the course” button below. This will take you to our elearning platform on Teachable.

Get the course

You can also pay in US$ or EUROS. No VAT is charged to people outside of the EU.

You pay for the course for as long as you need it.

Prices are for 12 months access. If you want more than 12 months access, then you will be billed automatically for a second 12 months. You can stop when you want – just cancel your subscription when you’ve completed all the modules you want to take.

On site courses

We can also deliver this course as a classroom course for teams of developers.

Contact us for more information

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If you can’t see the course you want, we may still be able to meet your needs.