the ‘Secrets of the Trade’ in this
FREE Technical Writing Course
Over a 12-year period,
several hundred people have enjoyed this instructor-led
course, learning proven methods that deliver results.
Now I have retired, so I am giving it away
for FREE, as a Self-Study, PDF Training Manual.
For details, please follow the link on the
improves user productivity
incoming support calls.
Course held in Mumbai, India
This Course is designed for everyone who needs
to produce clear, concise instructional information
in the form of printed or on-screen documentation,
whether for User Manuals, Procedures, Software Help
Guides, training courses etc.
Documentation Skills for life
Why might you need this Course?
Many businesses suffer
from the style of their written output. Ideas
are poorly expressed, confusing to the reader,
with bad grammar, bad design, and so on.
A National Opinion Poll survey concluded:
"Bad design, poor
grammar and atrocious spelling could be costing
UK businesses a staggering £41 billion a
year in lost sales.
74% of customers said
they would not trust businesses that used poor
spelling or grammar."
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“What are the
Learn to plan documentation quickly and easily;
to write effectively for the target readership;
and to produce professional and user-friendly technical
documentation. Be confident in choosing an appropriate
writing style and structure technical documents
effectively for maximum impact.
We train on site, at your chosen premises, so
that discussions can be open, free-flowing and focussed
on issues specific to your business. I have run
this course across the UK, Europe, in the USA and
“What are the Cost Benefits?”
Invest just once in this training manual, and
you will benefit for the rest of your life.
pay someone else to write your manuals when you
can write them yourselves? All you need is to Know
How - and this course gives you the Knowhow.
“Who created this
The Technical Writing training
course was created and refined over the years by Philip Tory, BSc(Hons), Dip.M.,
Author, International Trainer and Director of Authorgraphic Ltd.
I ran courses across the UK,
Europe, India and USA etc.
the outline of the Technical Writing Course?”
Technical Writing Course Outline
- Planning the Content. Learn simple, quick
and powerful planning techniques.
- Writing in Plain English - see
- Targeting the reader.
- Active and passive sentences
- Clarity, waffle, brevity, jargon and acronyms.
- Layout and appearance.
- Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar.
- Writing for overseas readers or translation.
- Work Smart in MS Word: hints and tips.
- How to add a key word Index at the back.
- Practical exercises.
This is all contained in this 150-page
book, "Professional Technical Writing".
“How do I order the manual?”
Pease contact me and tell me what you need. I
want to make sure it's a "good fit".
For more information or to order the course,
call me personally 01452 - 500 639.
Authorgraphic™ is the
and brand name owned by Philip Tory,
29 King Edwards Avenue, Gloucester,
UK 01452 500639
practical, enjoyable and insightful course ...
providing an interesting 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
- Debi Strawson, Perenco, Gt Yarmouth.
"Lots of useful ideas and smart tips
to make technical writing less scary - whether
you are updating an existing manual or writing
- J. Taylor, Manager, Employee Communications
and Development, RSPCA.
is really going to save me precious time. I
would recommend it to anyone who has to write
and maintain any type of document. "
- Kyla Young, Operations Manager, Dataflow
"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."
- Margaret McDermott,
Quintiles Ltd UK.