We can send the Technical Author Training or report writing course of your choice to your PC (or other device) wherever you are in the world. Kick start your second career today through distance learning!

Qualified Commercial, Software or Technical Authors can easily earn £20.00 to £30.00 per hour. Now you can learn the skills required to become a trained Commercial, Software or Technical Author in the comfort of your own home, with one of our ISTC accredited distance learning, Commercial, Software or Technical Author training courses.

ISTC Accreditation

Why enrol with ESTON Technical Writing Training for distance learning?

ESTON Training provides career-enhancing, communication courses as well as first-class training for a second career. Our award-winning courses, which hone your communication skills and provide other essential knowledge, offer a unique learning experience. Enrol on an ESTON Training career-enhancing course today to ensure a successful tomorrow!

Learn in your own time

Learn in your own time

Our courses include tutorial support for up to two years, so that you can learn at your own pace


Established.  Recognised.

We have been training technical writers and authors successfully since 1982. Our experience is widely recognised within the profession

Trusted by thousands

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Over 3,500 students have benefited from our training courses; many are now in senior positions within the profession

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Our technical author training courses

We offer commercial and technical authorship training courses to suit every pocket – enrol on one of our proven courses today and train for a new and rewarding career!

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Technical/Commercial Authorship
Former ISTC Syllabus Parts 1 & 2

This highly-recommended, distance learning training course fully prepares you for a successful career as a Commercial or Technical Author. The course covers more than a hundred different subjects related to commercial and technical
authorship, including:

  • Information gathering
  • Writing descriptions
  • Making notes
  • Validating
  • Procedural writing
  • Summarising
  • Editing
  • Proof-reading
  • Preparing synopses
  • Project management
  • Costing
  • Planning
  • Descriptive writing
  • Quality assurance
  • Standards and specifications
  • And a whole lot more…

The Part 1 – Technical/Commercial Writing & Communicating and Part 2 – Technical/Commercial Authorship syllabuses are both fully covered and comprehensive tutorial support is provided throughout by experienced and professional tutors.

Premier and Standard courses available

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Simplified English

Simplified English

The Simplified English (SE) training course comprises 13 Training Packs that together form the most comprehensive and easy-to-follow study programme of its type available

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Standard Generalised Mark-up Language

This course makes ISO 8879 easy to understand and apply. Get to grips with and understand the SGML Parser and Text Formatter.

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English at Work

This course is a comprehensive business English training course that has been specifically designed to improve the standard of written English used in the workplace

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Training today for success tomorrow

Much of ESTON Training’s success in training professional commercial, software and technical authors can be attributed to the methods it adopts in packaging and marketing its distance learning authorship training courses. ESTON’s bespoke Commercial/Technical Authorship writing courses offer first-class training for a second career, with several distinctly different training programmes to suit every pocket.

The tutorial support was excellent! Both Wilma Cowie and Stan McKerron were always friendly and helpful. I received a lot of constructive guidance and tips. The tutorial responses were returned promptly.

M.S – Qualified last year

This is first-class training from a knowledgeable and well-organised provider. I would not hesitate to recommend ESTON Training to friends, family or work colleagues – in fact, I already have done!

M.W – Qualified this year

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.

C.B – Qualified this year

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