RE: Online Technical Writing Programs

Subject: RE: Online Technical Writing Programs
From: "David Farbey" <dfarbey -at- yahoo -dot- co -dot- uk>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2005 10:25:01 -0000

The correct URL for the Sheffield Hallam University web site mentioned by
Christopher Gooch is:

Sheffield Hallam now offer a range of four MA courses in this field:
Professional Communication, Corporate Communication, e-Communication, and
Technical Communication.

All four courses are designed as distance learning programmes, combining
workbook-based and web-based study, with email and phone support from
tutors, and online discussion groups with other students. (So strictly
speaking they are only partly "online".)

All course offer students the option of studying for one year to receive a
Postgraduate Certificate, or two years to receive a Postgraduate Diploma.
The MA is awarded to students who complete an independent personal research
project and dissertation in their third year.

I'm happy to answer any further questions about these courses off-list.

David Farbey
(Associate Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University, MA in Technical

-----Original Message-----
From: techwr-l
Sent: 23 November 2005 16:20
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Online Technical Writing Programs

Erin (via Lisa) asked:

> I am looking for an online technical writing program (diploma or
> certificate); it is important to me that I obtain certification
> through an accredited school.
> Can anyone recommend a good online technical writing program? I am
> currently looking into the Technical Writing Institute (in the UK),
> and also a couple schools in the US and Canada. At this point, I would
> like to find a program I can complete relatively quickly (<6 months).

Sheffield Hallam University have an MA course:

...three years for the MA but it looks like you may be able to get a PgDip
or PgCert for the first one or two years... (not completely clear from web
site you'd have to ask them).

It's a real university, unlike the other thing mentioned above...

Christopher Gooch, Technical Author
LightWork Design, Sheffield, UK.


Now Shipping -- WebWorks ePublisher Pro for Word! Easily create online
Help. And online anything else. Redesigned interface with a new
project-based workflow. Try it today!

Doc-To-Help 2005 now has RoboHelp Converter and HTML Source: Author
content and configure Help in MS Word or any HTML editor. No
proprietary editor! *August release.

You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- infoinfocus -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit

Send administrative questions to lisa -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.

Re: Online Technical Writing Programs: From: Chris Gooch

Previous by Author: Re: Career path in the third and fourth decades? (take II)
Next by Author: Bone-headed Question
Previous by Thread: RE: Online Technical Writing Programs
Next by Thread: Re: Online Technical Writing Programs

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads

Sponsored Ads