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Technical Writing

We offer you Level 1 and Level 2 courses in technical writing, plus a workshop on writing system requirement specifications. We constantly update and restructure our content. We also welcome your active participation in building and improving this learning community.

We also offer additional levels, if you score enough points on the easier levels.

All technical writing and analysis course work is free for you to use, copy, modify, and adapt as you see fit. This is open source learning.

Technical writing training is well suited for practical minded communicators:

  • Teachers
  • Journalists
  • IT Professionals
  • Project Managers

DON'T WAIT or ask permission, just write.

Technical Writing at Wikiversity
TWFred talking about how to test Requirement Specifications (YouTube Video)
TWFred, "What are the key skills of a technical writer (YouTube Video)

Technical Writing is a rewarding and intellectually stimulating career. The demand for writers who can communicate complex topics in simple formats has never been greater. Technical writing isn't about 'dumbing down'; it's about writing to the correct level.

Technical writers are women and men with strong language and interpersonal skills who produce documentation for some of the smartest people in the world. As you read these pages, please feel free to change them. We enthusiastically welcome your participation.

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Level 1 Technical Writing Graduates

The first group of Level 1 Technical Writing graduates, Prague, Czech Rep. September 2007.

Congratulations to all the hard working students who attended the course and passed the four hour written exam. The exams were graded based on:

  • Accuracy
  • Completeness
  • Structure and Navigation
  • Presentation
  • Writing Style

We're proud of our graduates, and very pleased with how well Wikiversity has served as a platform for developing and delivering educational content.

See an anonymous student's examination.

Level 1 and Level 2 Technical Writing graduates, Prague, Czech Rep. December, 2007.

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