Professional Development for Technical Writers

WritePoint offers working technical writers many opportunities to add to or upgrade their professional skills.  Below are details on upcoming courses in editing, RoboHelp, Indexing, FrameMaker, Social Media and Intro to Technologies, a unique course we developed.  Several courses have special, discounted pricing. 

EditingSun, January 29 – 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

This module teaches how to improve your editing skills, overview of the editing process, doing substantive editing, common punctuation errors, fixing problems with layout, proofreading tips and rules, how to estimate time the editing process will take and more. Instructor: Paula R. Stern. Tuition: 500₪ + VAT

RoboHelp 9 – Tues, Feb 21, Sun, Feb 26 and Tues, Feb 28 – 9:30 AM-2:30 PM each day

Did you take a Technical Writing course that did not teach RoboHelp? Are you a professional who needs to learn this tool? Need to create an online help file? Have you been working with RoboHelp, but know that you need help working properly? 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. Instructor: Paula R. Stern.  Special offer on tuition: 1200₪+ VAT (normally 1900₪)

Indexing – Sunday, Mar 4  9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

An overview of indexing as a key to giving readers access to the vital information in your document. Though geared to technical documents, the indexing principles can be applied to any document, for any purpose or level of user. What needs to be indexed? How do you index a document? What are the requirements? How long should it take, etc.? How do you decide what goes in an index and what does not. The seminar covers printed and online documentation, and teaches how to create an index using Microsoft Word. Instructor: Paula R. Stern. Tuition: 500₪ + VAT

FrameMaker 10 – Sun, Mar 11, Tues, Mar 13, Sun, Mar 18 and Tues, Mar 20 – 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM each day

Did you take a Technical Writing course that did not teach FrameMaker? Are you a professional who needs to learn this tool?  Probably one of the best tools for documentation, it has the reputation for being difficult to learn. Our four-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. Instructor: Lazer Stern.  Special offer on tuition: 1500₪+ VAT (normally 2300₪)

Social Media – Sun, Mar 25 – 9:30 AM-2:30 PM

Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, blogs, Google+ and BranchOut. This introductory course describes each of these social media tools and demonstrates their use.  Included is an exercise in establishing a social media campaign to promote an individual, business, non-profit or social cause in an effective manner. This introductory course is open to anyone with an interest in Social Media. Instructor: Dr. Rivkah Lambert Adler. Tuition: 250₪ + VAT

Introduction to Technologies – Sun, Apr 22, Tues, Apr 24, Sun, Apr 29 and Tues, May 1 – 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM each day

For new technical writers and those who trained as technical writers someplace other than at WritePoint, this series introduces basic terminology and concepts of the industries where technical writers most often work, including green tech, telecommunications, electronics, networking and more.  Instructor: Lazer Stern.  Special offer on tuition: 600₪+ VAT

All courses are held in WritePoint’s training center in Har Hotzvim’s Hi-Tech Park in Jerusalem (9 Hartom – 2nd floor).  For more information, directions to our office and to register, please contact