Post Graduate Diploma Course in Technical Writing

This course is designed to suit people who are keen on taking Technical Writing as a profession and want to learn/fine tune their skills and acquire a cutting edge over others. Total duration of the course: 150 Hours Regular Schedule: 1 hour daily – 5 days a week – Monday through Friday—6 Months Fast Track:2 hours daily – 5 days a week – Monday through Friday—3 Months Weekend Batch: 6 Hours every week – Saturdays and Sundays—6 Months

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction to the Writing Process
  • Introduction to Technical Writing
  • DDLC
  • Types of Technical Writing
    • Procedural Writing
    • Paragraph Writing
    • Report Writing
    • Writing for Electronic Media
  • Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publication
    • General Topics
    • Content Formatting and Layout
    • Global Content
    • Content for Software Developers
    • Web Content
    • Grammatical Elements
    • Punctuation
    • List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
  • Various Types of Documents Created by Technical Writers
    1. Business Proposal
    2. User Guide
    3. White Paper
    4. Case Studies
  • Publishing Concepts
    • Various publishing concepts including:
      1. Variable Headers and Footers
      2. Using Em Dash, En Dash, and so on
      3. Using White Space
      4. Color Theory
      5. Font Theory
      6. Printing Basics
  • Concepts of Technical Writing
    • Introduction to Structured Authoring
    • DITA — Theory and Practice
    • XML — Taking Documentation to next level
  • Industry Standard Tools
    • Microsoft Word (Advanced Publishing Features)
    • Microsoft Visio (Diagramming Tool)
    • Adobe Technical Communication Suite which includes:
      • FrameMaker (including Structured Authoring)
      • RoboHelp (including latest Help formats)
      • Captivate
      • Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • SnagIT from Techsmith
  • Regular Assignments
  • Two Tests
  • Final Exam
  • Project
Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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July 2020
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