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5 cutting-edge online technical writing courses

5 cutting-edge online technical writing courses

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Technological advancements have ensnarled humankind from all four corners. As a result, man interferes with technology at every aspect of life. But whatever might the comprehension be, getting accustomed to these technological processes is not everyone’s cup of tea. Hence we need professional technical writers to transfigure the message in layman-language; thereby increasing the importance of technical writing courses by manifold.

Technical writers are in high demand these days, owing to the rising needs of the IT industry. Big companies and enterprises seek professional and creative writers to deliver high quality technical content. These writers are entrusted with the responsibility of transcribing the complex technical jargon into easy-to-comprehend language.

So, when you are choosing a technical writing course you should first find out what the aim of the course is. And to help you, here is quick information on the top 5 online courses on Technical writing being offered in India.

Henry Harvin: Cutting-edge Technical Writing courses are being offered by this edtech company founded by Kounal Gupta. The course teaches you the fine art of transforming data and information accumulated through a process or experimental work into technical documentations. This course provides an opportunity to strengthen your writing prowess as you master the art of simplifying complex technical details into clear and well-structured documents.

This course is spread over 16 hours live online interactive classroom sessions, 24 hours of live online brush-up sessions and 50 hours of e-Learning access. Covering a wide range of tools including MS Word, Notepad++, Google Docs, Techsmith Snagit, FireShot and others; Henry Harvin offers CTW certification to the participant on successful completion of the course.

Technowrites: The Diploma in Technical writing course offered by Technowrites is spread over a duration of 4 months. The course offered by them is only pre-recorded online classes with no live sessions provided along with all requisite course materials.

As a part of the course, the applicants are requested to submit a series of assignments that contribute to brushing up their skills. Post successful completion of the course and submission of the assignments; the participants are rewarded with a certificate from the institute.

Coursera: The Technical Writing course offered by Coursera develops technical writing skills necessary to communicate information gained through a process of technical or experimental work. The course highlights the factors that determine the degree of technicality of the language and concepts involved. Through this 19 hours course, the participant gets to learn how to write different technical reports, e.g., laboratory reports, research reports, design and feasibility reports, progress reports, consulting reports, etc. The course also approaches several language, structure, style, and content issues that one can encounter while reporting the results of their research.

V Skills Certified: Vskills certification for Technical Writer assesses the candidate as per the company’s need for documenting scientific and technical events, products and services. The certification tests the candidates on various areas in sentences, paragraphs, sections, lists, graphics, proposals, lab reports, research proposals, e-mail, typography and punctuation.

This certification is intended for professionals and graduates wanting to excel in their chosen areas. It is also well suited for those who are already working and would like to take certification for further career progression. Earning Vskills Technical Writer Certification can help candidate differentiate in today's competitive job market, broaden their employment opportunities by displaying their advanced skills, and result in higher earning potential.

Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning: This Post Graduate Diploma in Technical Writing aims at acquainting and preparing the learners with theoretical and practical aspects of Technical Writing. The programme focuses on producing competent technical communicators who would prove to be proactive and responsible for working at every level of profession. This two years course offered by SCDL is AICTE approved and aims at developing creativity, eye for detail and process discipline among the students. TNS

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