TEXTnology Writing: Seminars

TEXTnology seminars provide beginning and advanced hands-on, personalized instruction. Email info@textcorp.com or call our toll-free number 800.860.8398 for information about seminars and specialized training programs.
WR-101 Nitty Gritty Elements of Composition Learn the elements of " good writing " as it evolves from planning and organization into the construction of an entire manuscript. How is a concept transformed into descriptive words, concise sentences, interesting paragraphs, and an informative document? Craft your writing with the proper tools of composition such as punctuation, parts of speech, and expression.
WR-102 Writing a Technical Manual Explore the elements of technical writing including subject understanding, audience recognition, research (where and how to look), concise writing, testing, and editing. Learn to interact with engineers, programmers, designers, illustrators, and printers to get your job done.
WR-104 Going On-Line: Paperless Documentation Learn to create useful on-line help and electronic books. Determine what information to include and how to present it. Select the proper tools for your needs.
Untangling Web Page Text
Lead your reader through your Web page. Often, readers are lost moving from one page of thought while "jumping" to another. Your Web page text and overall design should direct its reader to present your information with the most impact.
WR-106 Indexing: A Powerful Reference Tool Use automatic indexing tools to your advantage; but, understand their limitations. Most audiences will never read a book until they must reference it for a specific reason. Most often, the index is where they look first. And, with today's impatient reader, if the index fails the document fails. Learn to create a powerful reference tool for your reader.
TL-101 Writing in English, Planning for Translation Learn to write in English with foreign language translation in mind. Why does a good translator act as an editor by default? Edit your work in preparation for translation—and a better document!
PP-101 Tools of the Trade Select the best documentation tools for your needs and goals. Consider basic questions for big decisions: PC or Mac? Word processing or desktop publishing? Drawing or painting?
PP-102 Preparing Files for the Printer Pre-press technicians and printers are aware of the idiosyncracies of their equipment and presses. Learn to work with your vendor to determine the most effective way to create the electronic files used to transform your documents to paper.
PP-103 Specialized Application Training Learn to use your word processing, desktop publishing, and graphics applications in a practical way from people who use it every day.

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