WritePoint’s Late Summer and Fall 2011 Training Schedule

WritePoint’s current training schedule is chock-full of opportunities to learn professional writing skills, from technical writing and translation to marketing communication and more.

We train new writers and offer specialized training for those already working as professional writers.  We offer full-length courses to comprehensively train you for various industries and we enable professionals and entry-level writers to enhance current skills by taking individual modules that concentrate on teaching specific skills.

All courses meet in our Training Center on Har Hotzvim in Jerusalem. Our Training Center is served by Egged Jerusalem lines 40, 56, 64, 67, 71 and 72 and 417 from Beit Shemesh.

For more information on any of our courses, contact us at seminars@writepoint.com

Here’s what’s coming up at WritePoint for Late Summer and Fall, 2011.

FULL-LENGTH COURSES

TRANSLATION

September 11 – December 6, 2011

Sundays and Tuesdays 9:30 AM-1:30 PM

This course is ideal for someone looking to work from home or to work with an existing translation agency.  In addition to the aspects of running a home translation business, we cover how to find work as a translator.  Ideal candidates have a high level of Hebrew comprehension and mother-tongue English. This course may also be suitable for those who wish to translate from English to Hebrew and even other languages because it focuses on many of the more general skills you need to work in this industry.  The course offers modules in academic, medical, legal, technical, literary, fundraising, marketing translation and much more.  7500 NIS + VAT.

FALL INTENSIVE TECHNICAL WRITING

September 5, 2011 – November 28, 2011

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:30 AM-2:30 PM

This is our signature course, the only course of its kind recognized by the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Commerce. WritePoint’s technical writing course sets the industry standard in Israel.  Learn the skills that you need to become a professional Technical Writer. Graduates can enter the WritePoint Internship Program.  The full 150 hour course costs 10,000 NIS and we accept up to 4 payments.

Free,  no-obligation orientation on Monday, August 29 at 10 AM.  Contact seminars@writepoint.com for details.

Marketing Communications (MARCOM)

Begins Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wednesdays 5-8 PM (20 sessions)

WritePoint’s MARCOM Communications Course is an intuitive, modular, easy-to-follow course laying the basic groundwork of Marketing Communication – providing a basis for moving into other communication fields, including internet, advertising, MARCOM support, publishing etc. Students will benefit from a modular approach to learning that offers case studies, real life experiences by the instructor, and assignments that help students gain hands-on knowledge while building an impressive and meaningful portfolio of examples. Students can elect to take the full course or sign up for specific modules for their particular needs. Lead teacher is Larry Butchins, assisted by members of the WritePoint staff. 6800 NIS + VAT

 

SHORT MODULES

 

Sunday, Aug 7 and Thursday, Aug 11, 2011

9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

ROBOHELP

Need to create an online help file? Have you been working with RoboHelp, but know that you need help working properly? Well, Paula R. Stern, Israel’s only Adobe Community Professional, and world-renowned RoboHelp expert will be teaching RoboHelp. Drawing on her extensive experience with RoboHelp, Paula will be demonstrating the proper way to work with it, and how to use it as a time-saving tool in the documentation process. Did you take a Technical Writing course that did not teach RoboHelp? Are you a professional who needs to learn this tool? 1900 NIS + VAT.  SPECIAL DISCOUNT: 1500 NIS + VAT if your company registers two or more (or if you bring a friend).

 

Thursday, Aug 11, Sunday, Aug 14 and Tuesday, Aug 16, 2011

9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

FRAMEMAKER

Probably one of the best tools for documentation, it has the reputation for being difficult to learn. Our multi-session course will teach you the ins and outs of this amazing tool, and allow you to begin working in it with confidence. This course is open to all, but students are expected to be effective users of Microsoft Word. Did you take a Technical Writing course that did not teach FrameMaker? Are you a professional who needs to learn this tool? This special multi-session course is only 1900 NIS + VAT.    SPECIAL DISCOUNT: 1500 NIS + VAT if your company registers two or more (or if you bring a friend).

Thursday, Aug 18, 2011

9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Effective Training
An important skill that professionals need is the ability to train – both to present information, and to create effective materials for training purposes. This course will provide you with the tools to get started in training and effective training materials.  350 NIS + VAT.

Sunday, Aug 21, 2011
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

RESUMES AND INTERVIEW SKILLS
When a company gets dozens, if not hundreds of resumes in response to a single ad, you have to make sure that yours is one that stands out and gets attention from HR. What works? What should you not put on your resume? How
important is the cover letter? And once you get the interview, how should you answer questions? What type of questions should you expect? This course will provide you with the tools needed to make your resume more
effective, and make you more confident in interviews.  250 NIS + VAT.

 

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011

9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, blogs. This is how the message gets out there today, and it delivers a message that no other type of media can duplicate. This course demonstrates the use of these tools so that you can promote yourself in an effective manner. This introductory course is open to anyone with an interest in Social Media. 250 NIS + VAT.

 

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