Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for how good our courses are; here are some of our students’ comments

Hi Stan,Great news (for me)! I landed a job. I saw a job posting and sent in my CV. I went for the interview last Monday and they offered me the job on Tuesday. I will be working 20 hours a week, predominantly from home.It is a software company in Graz. My title is Technical Writer. I’m so excited.Thanks for helping me out.Baie dankie

Student C. B

Administration

The administration for this course has been superb; nothing more to add on this. Wilma Cowie and I had a chat prior to me starting the EDL2D course, and she was very pleasant and informative. Wilma suggested that I should have their best instructor, and there is little doubt in my mind that Stan McKerron fitted this accolade.

Course Content

A varied number of subjects, which have certainly tested my abilities. From business letters, to talking into a microphone and then producing a five-slide PowerPoint presentation – excellent. All of the EDL2D course exercises were very enjoyable.

Tutorial Support

Stan McKerron has been no less than superb. I couldn’t have wanted for a better tutor, who not only interacted well with me, but he marked my submissions so quickly that even I was surprised at his quality assessments and rapid responses. Stan always managed to pass on some good advice after each submission – thank you.

General Comments

I think I have said it all above. I have recommended this course to a few of my colleagues – a very good course.

Student K. M

I have to tell you the strangest thing happened to me. As you know, I am up to Training Pack 10 in my EDL2D course and I was reading Study Note H19 Specification for “Power Station Instruction Manuals – TP30”.

Then, last Friday I received a call from an agency based in Southampton enquiring if I was available to do some work for a project supplying dust collectors and silos for the storage of biomass fuel at [name withheld] Power Station in [name withheld].

[company withheld] based in York, an arm of the [company withheld] Group who also own [company withheld], have supplied a solution to [problem withheld] and require the documentation to be completed before the contract can be signed off. I went along for an interview this morning and this afternoon I discovered that I was successful. I’m starting tomorrow morning with a meeting at [place withheld] to go over their documentation requirements. It is a tough assignment and time critical; however, it should be very interesting.

I do believe that I would not have been able to land the job without the help of the excellent content of the EDL2D training material and the continual encouragement from your good self. Thank you. In doing the EDL2D course I feel it really does prepare candidates for Technical Author roles.

It goes without saying I am still going to put 200% effort into finishing my course. I just wanted to say thank you and share my good news with you and Wilma.

Student L. A

Administration

Well-structured and organised.

Course Content

The course content is very extensive and very useful. I’m glad the notes are provided on a memory stick, as I’m sure I’ll make the most of referring back to the course notes during my day-to-day tasks at work!

Tutorial Support

Tutorial support was really good. A fast response to questions and exercise submittals was always provided.

General Comments

I really enjoyed the EDL2D course. There is a lot of knowledge to be gained and I would definitely recommend it to other trainee technical authors/editors. Thank you for all your support!

Student J. S-L

Administration

The administration was very well organised. The enrolment and payment for the course went smoothly and the questions I had prior to enrolment were all answered very clearly. This enabled me to make the right decision regarding enrolling on the course. The arrangement of the reading material and the assignments was very clear on the USB flash drive. The instruction pages for each training pack were very useful and helped me to keep track of my progress throughout the EDL2D course.

Course Content

The layout of the course was excellent. The beginning of the course provided the basics of Technical Writing and then, moving through the course, the topics become more complex. The coverage was very wide and I feel that I now have a good all-round knowledge of the subjects that a Technical Author should know about. I felt the syllabus tests were very useful, as they enabled me to obtain a good understanding of Technical Authorship. They gave me the opportunity to really think about the different topics in detail. Going forward I will be using the course content to help me in my day-to-day job.

Tutorial Support

The tutorial support was excellent. My tutor, Wilma Cowie, was very supportive and provided good feedback when I did well and explained where I could improve. Grades were sent to me within 24 hours of submitting my assignments, which was excellent service. If for any reason Wilma was unable to mark my assignments, Stan would mark them and send me my grade. If I had questions regarding an assignment, Wilma would provide a clear answer, again within 24 hours of asking.

General Comments

I am very happy to have successfully completed the EDL2D course. I feel that I have learnt a lot and can now move on to become a working Technical Author. I will be taking on the role of Technical Author at my company; the EDL2D course has given me the knowledge to be able to take on that role and I am looking forward to put in practice what I have learnt. I would like to thank Wilma and Stan for all their help and support for the duration of the course. They helped me to achieve excellent grades for the assignments.

Student A-M. P