Single sourcing and content reuse training course

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This online training course teaches the basic skills in single sourcing and writing content for reuse.

The ten learning modules in this course contain videos of the trainer with supporting slides and images. The course includes exercises for the delegates to complete and review.

 

Who is this course for?

If you need a solid understanding of the basics of single sourcing and content resue, this affordable training course is ideal for you.
 

Course outline

Introduction

Single Sourcing definitions

  • What is single sourcing?

Why single source?

When single sourcing might be a bad idea

Writing for re-use

  • Single sourcing across documents
  • Single sourcing across different media (mobile, paper etc)
  • Creating variations of the same document
  • The writing process

Structured v unstructured writing

Planning and designing single sourced content

  • Authoring Guidelines and Style Guides
  • Defining information types, content types, metadata dimensions
  • Content modelling and mapping
  • Mapping to output type
  • Publishing single sourced content

Single sourcing software

Summary

 

Duration and delivery format

The course comprises ten modules in total, which you can complete at your own pace. The course will take delegates approximately 1/2 to 1 day to complete.

The course modules are delivered via the Web in small, manageable modules, totalling 81 minutes. With the exercises, each delegate will need to allocate around four to seven hours to complete the course.

The exercises and course notes are provided as PDFs and a Word document.

 

Professional certification as a technical communicator

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Cherryleaf’s training courses can help you become a Junior, Certified Member or Certified Fellow of the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (ISTC). The ISTC is the national professional body for technical communicators in the UK. It has members around the world.

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). Cherryleaf’s courses can help demonstrate you are extending and updating your skills.

 

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This is part of our advanced technical communication training course

Cherryleaf's advanced technical communication skills course provides you with access to a collection of online modules in technical communication, under a low cost monthly subscription plan. You pay for it for as long as you need it. You can stop when you want, and the subscription will finish at the end of that month.  
 

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