Advanced Professional Technical Writing


Course Details

This course can only be taken as part of the Certificate in Professional Technical Writing.

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About this Course

In the final course of the series, you'll continue to solidify your core competencies of technical communication. You'll learn how to leverage UX research practices for advanced audience analysis, write localizable content and study the mechanics of structured writing. We’ll survey the major industries that employ technical writers and explore opportunities for technical communication career growth. We’ll examine what technical writers have in common with closely related fields such as content strategy, instructional design and marketing communication.

What You’ll Learn

  • How to create data-driven personas for advanced audience analysis 
  • Best practices for localization, inclusive writing, advanced accessibility and content development
  • How to use XML in a structured authoring context 
  • Strategies for implementing core competencies from technical writing to closely related fields and vice-versa 
  • How to design technical communication products such as web and social media content

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Program Overview

This course is part of the Certificate in Professional Technical Writing.

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