Introduction to technical writing and content structuration

Technical writing and content structuration
training course for beginners

A technical writer is tasked with creating technical or specialized documents. He is a specialist in the drafting of techniques, as well as standards, specifications, and standards of the trade, which are applied in the fields of use, installation, or maintenance of systems, in sectors such as aeronautics, automotive, defense, etc.
You will learn the basics of technical writing and technical documentation in an industrial environment.
Our training can be held in-person or remotely.
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From 3 to 6 trainees maximum per session


2 days


Dates on request:


Available on request


Future technical writers, users and occasional writers of technical documentation



All of our training can be held face-to-face or remotely.

In 2020, we adapted all our courses to the constraints of distance learning. It is now possible for you to benefit from all our expertise from anywhere, without traveling or seeing us.


At the end of the course, you will have acquired the basics of the technical writing such as:

Purpose of technical documentation standards

Editorial rules applicable to technical documentation

Stages of a documentary process

Concepts of structured and modular content

And you will know concretely:

Identify the qualities and the defects of a technical documentation

Structure technical documentation according to its audience

Write a procedure


1. Introduction to technical documentation

  • Goals
  • Challenges
  • Quality
  • Improvement

2. Basic Concepts

  • Basic principles
  • Business standards
  • Structured documentation standards

3. Editorial rules

  • The right word
  • Style
  • Syntax
  • Terminology
  • Punctuation
  • Spelling
  • Simplified English

4. Documentation process

  • Life cycle of a documentary project

5. Structured content & documentary

  • Introduction
  • Traditional documentation
  • Get out of the traditional
  • New uses
  • Transition to SGML
  • HTML
  • Other challenges
  • Solution: modularization
  • Switch to XML

Practical work

  • The exercises include throughout the course:
    • Technical writing
    • Data analysis
    • Writing in structured documentation

Assessment methods:
The evaluation of the achievements will be carried out by the trainer at the end of the course.

Update January 2022

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