Tech Writing Jump School

Learn How to Become a Technical Writer and Earn Money with Minimal Investment

become technical writer

Tech Writing Jump School is focused on a singular purpose: Getting started in (“jumping into”) the field of Technical Writing.

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Course Outline

“Become a Technical Writer” consists of 6 interactive modules. Each module leverages the best tools to reinforce learning, whether videos, assignments, quizzes, or feedback.

[0.00] = Estimated time

Module 0 (Preparation)

[2 Hrs.]

  • Administrative
  • Why “Jump School”?
  • Join these forums
  • About tools
  • Our tools
  • Grab this template
  • Feedback for this module

Module 0 Exercises

[1 Hr.]

  • Module 0 question
  • Snagit: Play with it!
  • (Muted Video) Snagit: Image to Word
  • (Muted Video) Snagit: Grab text
  • (Muted Video) Snagit: Scrolling panorama
  • (Muted Video) Canva: Create Poster
  • (Muted Video) Confluence: Create document
  • (Muted Video) Salesforce: Create contact

Module 1: Introduction

[1 Hr.]

  • Read this first
  • Mindset
  • Introduction
  • Quizzes 1
  • Quizzes 2
  • Quizzes 3

Module 2: Editing & Writing

[3 Hrs.]

  • Editing: Introduction
  • Editing: Tools & Sweeps
  • Editing: Team Editing & Feedback
  • Editing: Continuous Improvement
  • Editing: Workbook Recommendation
  • Editing Exercise
  • Writing: Introduction
  • Writing: Verbs
  • Writing: Composition
  • Writing: A Documentation Plan
  • Writing: The 43 Defense
  • Writing Exercise
  • Feedback for this module

Module 3: Procedures: The Soul of Technical Writing

[5 Hrs.]

  • Procedures: Introduction
  • Procedures: Like Cooking
  • Procedures: Cooking Recipe
  • Procedures: How to Write?
  • Procedures: Exercise A
  • Procedures: Exercise B (Extra Credit)
  • Feedback for this module

Module 4: Creating Documents

[7-12 Hrs.]

  • Creating Documents: Introduction
  • Document 1: Edit E-Book
  • Document 2: COVID Poster
  • Document 3: Salesforce User Guide
  • Feedback for this module

Module 5: Marketing

[4 Hrs.]

  • Marketing: Introduction
  • Marketing: The 3 Paths
  • Marketing: Challenge/Tools/Plan/Channels
  • Marketing: Invest in Your Brand
  • Marketing: Exercise A: The Plan
  • Marketing: Exercise B: Job Search Checklist
  • Marketing: Exercise C: Quick Portfolio
  • Marketing: Exercise D: The Resume
  • Marketing Exercise E: Upwork
  • Feedback for this module

Module 6: Interviewing and Beyond

[4 Hrs.]

  • Interviewing: Introduction
  • Interviewing: Typical Questions
  • Interviewing: Exercise A: Open Position
  • Interviewing: Exercise B: The Interview
  • Congratulations!
  • Overall Course Evaluation

Appendices

  • Appendix: Help Video #1 [Prepping Template]
  • Appendix: Help Video #2 [Creating] for Salesforce User Guide

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