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Free Training Course from Philip Tory, technical writer

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Learn How to write Manuals that Make a Difference...Manuals

I have retired and no longer offer technical authoring - but why not write the manuals yourselves? You can have my complete Technical Writing Course for free... It's 150 A4 pages in all, as a PDF.

What does it cover?

Module 1 (82 pages): Technical Writing in Plain English. How to write for your 'target audience', at their level, so that ALL the users can understand it on the first reading, and not just the cleverest 80% (or less!).

This covers
  - What is (or isn't) Plain English?
  - Average Sentence Lengths
  - Active or Passive sentences
  - Writing style - how to 'talk to' the reader
  - Jargon and Acronyms
  - Giving Instructions
  - Bullet point lists and punctuation
  - Changes in English Grammar
  - The importance of spelling
  - Choosing the 'correct words'
  - 'Gobbledegook'
  - Simplify
  - Readability and the Flesch Reading Ease
  - Readability Improvement
  - Appearance and Layout.

What to Write
  - How to plan the CONTENT.
  - Researching the Subject
  . Find out the main User Tasks
  - Manage People's Expectations!
  - Self-Training pages.

Report Writing
  -  Writing style
  - Report formats
  - and more...

And that's just Module 1! ... 2 more modules to go.

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   Well, imagine you (or your company) being able to write technical manuals that ALL your target readers could understand easily, first time.
   Sales would be easier, because the end users can see how easy it would be to use your products or services.  Customer satisfaction improves, and there would be fewer Support calls. Trust me - I was in sales for 25+ years, and was also second-line support to a Help Desk.

   I aim to give the highest customer satisfaction, and I receive excellent feedback about my training courses.

   I have been running this full-time business for over 17 years; I have a good technical, scientific and business background, and I give personal attention to all my customers.

You will learn how to write bespoke instruction manuals such as Operator / User Manuals, Installation Guides, Maintenance / Service Manuals etc.  

You might need these skills in order to write:
  - Technical Quick Start Guides
  - User Manuals
  - Installation Guides
  - Quick Reference Guides
  - Maintenance Manuals
  - Operating Instructions
  - Configuration Guides...

Excellent technical documentation in Plain English really does help your business. Is it Equipment documentation? Electronics documentation?
   Download my unique Technical Writing Course for free, from

Philip Tory, BSc(Hons)., Dip.M.  Technical Author, Gloucester UK. In demand for 17 years, now retired. 

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This is the foundation site for the world's largest optical telescope, the European Extremely Large Telescope, now starting construction on Mount Paranal, Chile. (Yours for nearly €2 bn. And you thought the EU was hard up?)  ...  I helped to write the Technical Specification for the tender documents.

Extremely Large Telescopes are considered worldwide as one of the highest priorities in ground-based astronomy. They will vastly advance astrophysical knowledge, allowing detailed studies of subjects including planets around other stars, the first objects in the Universe, super-massive black holes, and the nature and distribution of the dark matter and dark energy which dominate the Universe. Since the end of 2005 ESO has been working together with its user community of European astronomers and astrophysicists to define the new giant telescope needed by the middle of the next decade. Dubbed E-ELT for European Extremely Large Telescope, this revolutionary new ground-based telescope concept will have a 39-metre main mirror and will be the largest optical/near-infrared telescope in the world: “the world’s biggest eye on the sky”. Science with the E-ELT The E-ELT will tackle the biggest scientific challenges of our time, and aim for a number of notable firsts, including tracking down Earth-like planets around other stars in the "habitable zones" where life could exist — one of the Holy Grails of modern observational astronomy. It will also perform "stellar archaeology" in nearby galaxies, as well as make fundamental contributions to cosmology by measuring the properties of the first stars and galaxies and probing the nature of dark matter and dark energy. On top of this astronomers are also planning for the unexpected — new and unforeseeable questions will surely arise from the new discoveries made with the E-ELT.
The European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) will be the largest optical and infra-red telescope ever built. Scientists and engineers from all over Europe are working on plans for a telescope with a mirror that is over 39 metres in diameter. The area of this mirror is larger than the combined reflecting area of all the major research telescopes currently in existence. This increased area will allow us to study objects to much larger distances in the Universe (e.g. to detect the light from the first galaxies that formed in the Universe) while also allowing us to study celestial objects with unrivalled spatial resolution (e.g. to directly image extra-solar planets).

See  See the YouTube presentation on the E-ELT  The Public Information page of the European Southern Observatory    The scientific facilities for the European Extremely Large Telescope E-ELT Project    The world's Biggest Eye on the Sky - the E-ELT   The UK involvement in the E-ELT European Extremely Large Telescope    Technical Writer    Tech Writing Courses for business and industry, delivered in UK and Europe    site