Tools of the Trade for Technical Writers

Course Name

Tools of the Trade for Technical Writers

Contact Hours: 24

Course Description

The Tools of the Trade for Technical Writers training course bundle gets you up-to-speed with the applications essential to a successful career in technical communication. With over 50 modules covering topics such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Captivate, Acrobat, and Visio, you’ll be able to dig in and get right to organizing, editing, and publishing your technical content.

Led by renowned design and publishing experts, such as Brian Maffitt, Martin Perhiniak, and Rick Stone, these high-quality video training courses allow you to follow along step-by-step with included project files and learn at your own pace.


Upon completion of these courses, students will have a firm grasp on the tools needed to have a successful career in technical writing. Additionally, skills students will learn include: magazine layout, image editing, vector graphic design, PDF creation, instructional design, typography, asset organization, diagramming, data charting, and web design.


Many courses in this bundle include a Supplemental Materials folder, which contains Chapter Assessments and corresponding Answer Keys. These quizzes allow the student to self-assess their learning retention.


Tools of the Trade for Technical Writers includes the following courses:

Adobe Acrobat
Adobe(R) Acrobat(R) 7 Professional
Adobe(R) Acrobat(R) 8 Professional
Adobe(R) Acrobat(R) 9 Pro: Essentials
Adobe(R) Acrobat(R) XI Pro

Adobe Bridge
Mastering Adobe(R) Bridge CC

Adobe Captivate
Adobe(R) Captivate(R) 4

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe(R) Illustrator(R) CC
Adobe(R) Illustrator(R) CS2
Adobe(R) Illustrator(R) CS3: Advanced
Adobe(R) Illustrator(R) CS3: Essentials
Adobe(R) Illustrator(R) CS4: Advanced
Adobe(R) Illustrator(R) CS4: Essentials
Adobe(R) Illustrator(R) CS5: Essentials
Adobe(R) Illustrator(R) CS6 - Essentials
Adobe(R) Illustrator(R) CS6: Advanced

Adobe InDesign
Adobe(R) InDesign(R) CS2
Adobe(R) InDesign(R) CS3: Essentials
Adobe(R) InDesign(R) CS3: From QuarkXPress(R) to InDesign CS3
Adobe(R) InDesign(R) CS4: Advanced
Adobe(R) InDesign(R) CS4: Essentials
Adobe(R) InDesign(R) CS5: Essentials
Adobe(R) InDesign(R) CS5: Interactivity

Adobe(R) InDesign(R) CS6: Essentials

Adobe(R) InDesign(R) CC Masterclass Part 1

Adobe(R) InDesign(R) CC Masterclass Part 2

Essential Skills for Designers - Images in InDesign(R)
Essential Skills for Designers - Making Selections of People in Photoshop(R)
Essential Skills for Designers - Masking
Essential Skills for Designers - Mastering the Pen Tool
Essential Skills for Designers - Working with Type

Typographic Poster Design: From Sketch to Vector
Parallax Slider Design: Bring Your Website to Life

Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop(R) CC Masterclass, Part 1
Photoshop(R) CC Masterclass, Part 2

Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) CS2
Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) CS2 Advanced
Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) CS3: Advanced
Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) CS3: Essentials
Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) CS3: Channels & Masking
Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) CS3: Enhancing Digital Photographs
Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) CS3: Maximizing Productivity
Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) CS4 Extended: Advanced
Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) CS4 Extended: Essentials
Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) CS5 Extended: Advanced
Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) CS5 Extended: Essentials
Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) CS6 Extended: Essentials
Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) Elements 5
Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) Elements 7
Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) Elements 8
Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) Elements 9: What's New
Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) Lightroom(R) 2
Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) Lightroom(R): Essentials
Adobe(R) Photoshop(R): Mastering Advanced Techniques with Brian Maffitt

Adobe Lightroom

Lightroom CC Masterclass

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