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Online Learning in Professional Technical Writing 

29th October 2010 Posted in Blog, Training Programs 2 Comments
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An online learning program can be just the ticket for those who are looking to transition into a technical writing career, but aren’t sure how to go about getting training. Completing a strong online training program can help entry-level candidates get their foot in the door when it comes to being considered for contract and staff openings.

One online source for learning is, where budding technical writers can take a 12-week mentored online class to improve their writing skills and learn what’s required on the job.

The Professional Technical Writing course includes:

  • How to write technical documents.
  • How to write documents using XML.
  • How to write technical reports.
  • How to revise technical reports.
  • How to write clearly and concisely.

In a step-by-step process, the writer will learn how to create a technical document, from start to finish.

The course also includes:

  • 570 pages of course materials.
  • 12 weeks of mentoring from a qualified instructor.
  • HTML and PDF versions of course materials.
  • Feedback from experts on assignments.
  • Text chat sessions with instructors.
  • XML Converter

In order to take this class, students need to have a basic understanding of the English language as well as the Internet. PC and Mac versions are available.

Classes begin at regular intervals, with sessions starting on November 8, December 6, January 10, and February 7.

The price for the Professional Technical Writing 12-week online learning course is $499.

The course instructor is Kitty Bucsko, who has been teaching in the field for over 30 years. She is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers and is an active member of the Society for Technical Communication (STC).

Students will be able to email Kitty with questions and for help with assignments and other issues that might come up along the way. offers both mentored and self-paced online instruction in a variety of areas besides technical writing, including Business Writing, Web-Based Training & Design, Online Help System Design, Graphic Design, XML and more. A Certificate in Information Design program is also available, which can be spread out over an up to 18-month period.’s mentored online courses are accredited by Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business in Canada and Ohio University in the U.S.

For more information on curriculum, costs and startup dates, visit

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  1. By devashri mukherjion 13th, June 2013 at 6:42 am

    Hello, how can I enroll myself to this course? I’m a resident of India and cannot attend the classes in person so I’m looking for an online course in technical writing which offers me to use all possible software knowledge. Kindly let me know if such course is available online.

  2. By WAI_editoron 17th, June 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Info on the online technical writing course is available here: This is a 12-week online course, the next session starts in early July.

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