Courses in 2019

Technical Editing Foundations

22 May-26 June 2019 (Wednesdays) | 10:00-11:00 AM EDT (GMT -4)

In this 6-week course, you will learn:

  • What technical editors are and why we’re needed.
  • The “hard skills” and “soft skills” that technical editors should possess.
  • How to identify passive voice and bloated sentences, as well as how to fix them.
  • What style guides are and how we use them, as well as how we might use other resources.
  • How to mark up text using proofreader marks.
  • What some popular editing environments are, and the basics of how to use them.
  • What levels of editing are and how to identify the scope of work.

The intended audience for this course is primarily technical editors who are new to the field and students who are considering entering the field. Seasoned technical editors who need a refresher or who never formally studied this topic may also benefit from this course.

  • Student Members: $295 USD
  • Members: $595 USD
  • Non-Members: $995 USD

Click here for more detail and to enroll.

Introductory Markup and Scripting with HTML and CSS

4 June-9 July 2019 (Tuesdays) | 2:00 PM-3:30 PM EST (GMT-4)

This six session course will introduce participants to introductory markup and scripting with HTML and CSS. The course will also introduce students to readings, resources, and tools available to help develop basic coding skills through practice.

Each session will feature a different topic (HTML Syntax, Working with Text Editors, Tables and Semantic Markup, Form Building, Integrating HTML and CSS, CSS Syntax, Working with Positional CSS) and will also challenge students with weekly practice assignments to help them develop their coding skills. Students also will be encouraged to present their work in progress and receive constructive feedback from the instructor and their peers.

The goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the wide range of skills, methods, and techniques used basic content markup and scripting for the Web. The course is also designed to prepare students for more advanced or specialized study in other topics related to markup and scripting in Web development.

  • Student Members: $295 USD
  • Members: $595 USD
  • Non-Members: $995 USD

Click here for more detail and to enroll.

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