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Writing Technical Guides & Handbooks

Writing Technical Documents & Reports

Estimating and Planning Technical Documents – Training Course Outline

You’ve been asked to produce a budget for documentation for the next financial year. Whether you’re going to outsource or produce the Help, guides and training material in-house, how do you know how much it’s going to cost and how long it’s going to take – and how do you plan it?

What you will learn on this course

By the end of the course, you will know:

How we deliver the Estimating & Planning Technical Documents course

It is available as a one-day private tutor-led course at your premises. We also offer consultancy for individuals or small groups who wish to have more in-depth training. Please contact us for details.

Private courses at your premises

We adopt a flexible approach so that even our standard courses are tailored to your needs. Our trainers are all professional writers as well as experienced trainers. They use their judgment on the day to adjust the content and pace of the course so that delegates get the training that is right for them. This is done by:

We can also further adapt the course by:

Course Contents


1. Overview

Pre-Course Questionnaire

When you book we send you a questionnaire which we ask you to return to us before you attend the course. This enables our Trainers to assess your needs in advance.

2. The basic principles of estimating

3. How to estimate for creating printed materials

4. How to estimate for creating online material

5. Typical metrics for the various production stages

6. Tools to help you

Planning a document

1. Overview

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2. Clarifying your purpose

3. Analysing your audience

4. Selecting your information

5. Designing your structure

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For details of timetabled courses, see the schedule.

To reserve your places you can book on-line, book a private course or call us on +44 (0)1235 60 30 22.

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