Introduction to Technical & Editorial Writing (ITE-01)

Technical & Editorial Writing Course Singapore

Capability

Extend your influence with thoughtful long-form content.

Technical & Editorial Writing Course

Learn how to create reports, editorial pieces, white papers, and speeches. This course gives you the skills to produce technical and editorial documents with the intention of informing and educating to create thought leadership. You will learn and be able to produce white papers, media releases, speeches, reports, educational texts, and editorial content across industries. This course is covered by the ASEAN subsidy for eligible participants.

Check my eligibility for ASEAN subsidy

You are eligible for ASEAN subsidy if you are:
1. Legally resident in any of the 10 ASEAN member states, and
2. Enrolling any time from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021, regardless of the actual course dates.

Legally resident in any of the 10 ASEAN member states:
The subsidy will apply to you if you are currently holding citizenship, permanent residence, or settled status from:
› Brunei
› Cambodia
› Indonesia
› Lao PDR
› Malaysia
› Myanmar
› The Philippines
› Singapore
› Thailand
› Viet Nam

Enrolling within the ASEAN subsidy period:
The ASEAN subsidy period applies to the date of enrolment, and not to the course session itself, which can be outside this period. ASEAN subsidy is applied immediately at the point of enrolment.

Example 1: ASEAN subsidy will apply
Participant enrols on 23 October 2021 for a course that is starting on 18 March 2022. The date of enrolment falls between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2021. ASEAN subsidy will apply.

Example 2: ASEAN subsidy will not apply
Participant enrols on 10 February 2022 for a course that is starting on 18 March 2022. The date of enrolment falls outside of 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2021. ASEAN subsidy will not apply.

You can apply the ASEAN subsidy to your enrolment directly from your course enrolment form below. For further queries please call +(65) 6573 7370 or contact us →

Fee and subsidy
S$550.00 (S$229.18 after ASEAN subsidy)

Duration
1 day (9:30am – 4:30pm)

Delivery
Live-streamed interactive
Maximum 8 participants

Requirements
Conducted in English

Course modules

Modules offer participants comprehensive insights into the subject matter, drawing from academic and industry research.

1 Editorial literacy

  • What does editorial content mean today?
  • Task-oriented editorial strategy
  • Editorial structures
  • Compelling case studies
  • Great editorial pieces
  • Creating motivation and interest
  • Language perspectives
  • The editing process
  • 2 Research approaches

  • Balancing emotions with logic
  • Assessing audience knowledge
  • Assessing audience expectations
  • Cross-cultural communication models
  • Predicting learning behaviour
  • Research skills
  • Interview skills
  • Information gathering skills
  • 3 Content organisation

  • Genre and its power over audiences
  • Creating trust with technical documents
  • Paragraph modelling
  • Assessing audience comprehension levels
  • Simplifying complexity
  • The branded narrative voice
  • Abstracts and referencing
  • Creating brevity and maintaining interest
  • 4 Platform considerations

  • Playing with formats
  • Working off platforms
  • Integrating user interfaces
  • Beyond the text: publishing concerns
  • Technical writing for websites
  • Technical writing for the media
  • Technical writing for translation
  • The future of technical and editorial content
  • 5 Beyond your course

  • Learning continues long after a course ends, with lifelong access to all of your instructors, through CCIL Qrowd™. Regular post-course meet-ups, one-on-one refreshers, and free advanced courses mean continuous skills enhancement for technical and editorial writers.
  • Course objectives

    Delivering clear professional learning outcomes for people of all abilities and ambitions.

    I will understand:

  • the role of technical writing in sharing domain knowledge and expertise
  • the relationship between clarity, precision, and content archetypes
  • dissemination of thought leadership across cultures, and print and digital communities
  • I will be able to:

  • match specific audience segments with targeted content pieces
  • prepare accurate, engaging long-form pieces for knowledge societies and economies
  • write appealing editorials in various formats, from case studies, press releases, and proposals to white papers, websites, and datasheets
  • This course does not:

  • cover information design: please see Information Design Course →
  • cover visual storytelling: please see Branded Storytelling Course →
  • Course applications

    Relevant and reliable training that meets the demand for increasingly sophisticated communication skills.

    This course focuses on the core skills necessary to produce technical and editorial content for organisations and entities. You will learn about how the process of technical writing is underpinned by a primary purpose: to structure information for a specific group of people who want to achieve a particular goal or realise a unique outcome. You will learn how technical writing is a five-step process that begins with clarification of purpose, then moves on towards research, planning, and contextual analysis — a formidable approach for audience clarity and thought leadership.

    Technical writing operates on assumptions of primarily long-form communication. While this may be the norm, it is not standard operating procedure. The idea of H2H (human-to-human) communication is often lost in technical environments. Nonetheless, there is emphasis — now more than ever — on humanising technical communication through emotion-centered editorial design. Ultimately, consumers bring just as many emotions and expectations to technical documents as any content process, and producers of such documents therefore have unique opportunities to enculturate audiences into their branded environments.

    Course convenor

    Learn from academic and leading industry experts

    Course instructors
    Meet the training team →

    Arjun Khara is a PhD researcher, front-end web programmer, an Adobe Certified Expert, and co-creator of Singapore’s Silent Heroes Awards. His work, speeches, and ideas have been televised and featured in newspapers and radio interviews in Singapore, Southeast Asia, and Greater China and India. Arjun is currently completing his PhD, investigating fairness for user experiences in government digital platforms. More on your convenor →

    2018 – 2022: PhD in Typography and Graphic Communication, University of Reading, United Kingdom

    2017 – 2018: Masters (Valedictorian Orator) in Computer Games Art and Design, Goldsmiths College, University of London, United Kingdom

    2002 – 2005: Bachelors (Golden Key Hons.) Communication, Media and Culture, University of South Australia, Australia

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    Course schedule

    Pick your own course dates for groups of 3 and more. Use the enrolment form below to choose your preferred dates, or set your own schedule.

    Today is:

    Tuesday

    Technical and Editorial Writing Course (Oct 2021)

    Technical and Editorial Writing Course Singapore

    1 Tampines North Drive 1, 528559 Singapore The Quantico Centre for Communication & Information Literacy Pte. Ltd. Live-streamed

    Lead Instructor: Arjun Khara →

    Tuesday

    Technical and Editorial Writing Course (Nov 2021)

    Technical and Editorial Writing Course Singapore

    1 Tampines North Drive 1, 528559 Singapore The Quantico Centre for Communication & Information Literacy Pte. Ltd. Live-streamed

    Lead Instructor: Arjun Khara →

    Tuesday

    Technical and Editorial Writing Course (Dec 2021)

    Technical and Editorial Writing Course Singapore

    1 Tampines North Drive 1, 528559 Singapore The Quantico Centre for Communication & Information Literacy Pte. Ltd. Live-streamed

    Lead Instructor: Arjun Khara →

    Set my own dates

    For a group of 3 or more

    A group of 3 or more participants have the added flexibility of setting their own course dates. Select ‘Set my own dates’ from the ‘Preferred date’ dropdown, in the course enrolment form. Enter some dates of your choice and we will confirm one with you.

    Course enrolment

    Enrol for your course and apply the ASEAN subsidy.

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