RE: Short- term courses

Subject: RE: Short- term courses
From: "Lisa Wright" <liwright -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 09:37:26 -0700

Beena could also be looking for actual *writing* or editing courses. As
beneficial as technical training is (and it is), spending some time in
critical examination of writing skills, with an objective party to
provide feedback, is an excellent use of time. After all, that is our
core skill.

Technical courses are widely available. Advanced, intensive, short-term
writing workshops are sorely lacking. STC Rocky Mountain sometimes
organizes workshops by different folks. I've attended a couple of these
and they were useful. But they do tend to be the "methodology" type
things (Information Mapping, etc.), rather than actual writing.

Hmmmmm, okay, I'm getting off track here. But I'm captivated by this
idea. Would anyone in the Denver/Boulder region be interested in this
sort of thing? Does it already go on and I don't know? Is anyone else
doing periodic writing workshops? I know fiction writers do them all the


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[mailto:bounce-techwr-l-53104 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com] On Behalf Of John
Sent: Friday, April 25, 2003 7:01 AM
Subject: RE: Short- term courses

Beena...define short term. If you mean 2-3 days, there are various
companies that do training, but you're looking at $1200 - $1500 for a
2-3 day course.

By now, I'm sure you've been inundated offline with descriptions of
these types of courses.

You might also try looking to your local community college. They often
run classes on specific technologies as pretty good rates as long as you
are a resident of their area, which is what you are asking for as
opposed to tools classes, right?

John Posada

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