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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 course

The course is half a day. We also offer consultancy for individuals or small groups who wish to have more in-depth training. Please contact us for details.

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)844 445 7743.

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