Writing courses

Our training division offers courses in technical writing, technical report writing and scientific writing. Courses can be tailored to your needs. They can also be delivered at your offices or ours.

Public technical writing courses are held in all major capital cities of Australia. They are run over two days. (See the list of upcoming courses at the right.) Other courses are run on demand and can be held over one, two or three days.

Participants receive an extensive reference book, certificate and 30-days free email support (should they want any part of the course clarified).

Participants in our public technical writing courses are invited to submit their CV to our recruitment division if they wish to pursue a career in technical writing.

Writer-placement services

Abelard Consulting's recruitment division specialises in the placing of technical writers (also known as technical authors or technical communicators). We have been in the recruitment business for nearly two decades and, in that time, have amassed a huge database of CVs from technical writers Australia-wide.

Our service is unique in a number of ways, the most important being that applicants are filtered and interviewed by long-term practising technical writers. Applicants unknown to us are also given a writing test.

Our current contractors are working in many fields, including mining, petroleum refining, robotic biosystems, network security systems, infrastructure security systems, commercial software products, banking systems and transport.


Documentation services

Abelard Consulting provides the full spectrum of documentation services: from editing a single document written by others to managing fully out-sourced project teams writing user documentation of many types, in many media, and in many languages. See our extensive client list.

We design, write, edit and index user guides, quick start guides, online help, service manuals and many other types of technical document.

Courses coming soon

  In-house: on request
  Adelaide May 21–22
  Brisbane March 27–28
  Canberra May 1–2
  Melbourne February 6–7
  Perth April 2–3
  Sydney March 5–6
   Details and booking form

  In-house: on request

  In-house: on request


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