Classes in Advanced Technical Writing Starting Soon

Want to be a working writer or perhaps improve your writing for your job? The Advanced Technical writing class starts at California State University Dominguez Hills. The course is completely online and students learn advanced technical writing techniques along with improving their writing skills. The class is hands-on as we work on putting together a portfolio while we learn. Portfolio pieces are an important aspect of applying for technical writing jobs to show a prospective employer your capabilities.

For this class, students may take it even if they have not completed the Intro course if they have some writing experience. The certificate at California State University Dominguez Hills consists of three courses. Check out the schedule page if you want to see the other classes. The entire program for the certificate is taught online (and will continue to be taught online). Find out more information on the CSUDH website. Dr. Lu Kondor teaches The Advanced class. Check out the FAQ on this site if you have questions.

The Advanced Technical Communication course starts May 23, 2022. For questions, email learn@csudh.edu or call 310-243-2075. To register for Summer 2022 courses, call 310-243-3741 (option 1).

Technical communication encompasses a broad scope of organizations and businesses.

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Lu Kondor has worked as a technical writer for more than 20 years for major corporations. She has a Doctorate in Business Management and has worked in a large variety of organizations including entertainment, software, electric utility, manufacturing, oil and gas, chemical, and nuclear process industries. She is an adjunct lecturer in Advanced Technical Writing as well as Information Design for more than 14 years.

New Semester at CSUDH – Study Technical Writing!

Do you want to make a living as a writer? Then consider getting your certificate in technical writing and technical communication at California State University, Dominguez Hills. You can get your fully accredited certificate after only three intensive online courses, making this certificate program affordable. The program allows you to quickly polish your writing. Students get hands-on experience creating portfolio pieces they will need to apply for job positions.

The Advanced Technical Writing class starts March 14th, 2022. The course is completely online and I look forward to meeting all new students. For this class, I allow students to take it even if they have not completed the Intro course. We work on putting together a portfolio as well as learning advanced technical writing techniques. This program is approved for funding through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Find out more on the CSUDH link below. If you would like more info specifically on the classes I teach, check out the FAQ on this site. There’s also a link to a video you can watch as well that provides details on the program.

Check out details on cost and schedules at Technical Writing Courses & Schedule and the CSUDH Program Link

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Lu Kondor has worked as a technical writer for more than 20 years for major corporations including Sony, and Southern Califonia Edison. She has a Doctorate in Business Management and has worked with a large variety of documentation for organizations including entertainment, software, electric utility, manufacturing, oil and gas, chemical, and nuclear process industries. She is an adjunct lecturer at California State University, Dominguez Hills in Advanced Technical Writing and Information Design for more than 15 years. Read more about me on my About page.

Abobe Max Conference – 2021

I recently attended this year’s Adobe Max Conference. I use Adobe products all the time and thoroughly enjoyed the conference. There were hundreds of sessions. There was also the usual smattering of the famous, the academics, and wonderful artists. My favorites were the practical tips in Illustrator, Photoshop, and After Effects and that’s where I spent most of my time.

My take on this is that there are some exciting new technologies coming out way in AR. I wasn’t that impressed with the 3D tools presented. Considering the additional cost beyond the creative suite (appears to be its own suite), not worth it with all the hype. I’ve recently taken to learning and using Z-Brush and Blender and will be sticking with those. My one big disappointment was the lack of updates and information on Acrobat and Audition. I would love to see more about what the future holds for those tools.

However, the improvements coming to their core software are amazing. The graphic design, illustration, digital painting, and After Effects sessions (as well as Premiere & InDesign) were worth it. I found myself jumping out of sessions on 3D to join other awesome sessions. The social media sessions were worth a note (even if you don’t do much social media) because they had excellent hosts and they were generous with information and tips. Finally, one impressive aspect of the conference is the demonstration of the speed of Apple’s new Computers. If you can view the materials (not sure if you need an account), I recommend taking the time to watch as many videos as you can if you use Adobe products.

SCBWI Big Five-Oh Conference – 2021

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, known as the international professional organization for authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults, is having its annual summer conference. It is the 50th anniversary of this conference and has an exciting line-up of agents, authors, and poets.

I like this conference because there is something for everyone. Not just about fiction, the conference has workshops and learning opportunities in business aspects such as rights management and royalty statements, non-fiction, writing for the educational market, building brands, marketing, and techniques in illustration including researching. I’ll be attending, focusing on taking the Illustrator’s intensive, non-ficion, and educational. Please say hi if you bump into me.

If you want to learn more, check out the website and the conference blog to see a list of conference speakers.

SCBWI Summer Conference is Here!

2017 SCBWI Summer Conference

The 2017 SCBWI Summer Conference this year is going to be packed with amazing speakers and panels. Agents like Jennifer Laughran and  Alexandra Penfold, as well as editors like Bethany BuckZareen Jaffery, and Kendra Levin will be there.  Keynotes by awesome writers like Kwame Alexander and Laurie Halse Anderson.

Even better, it’s at the JW Marriot at LA Live!  I can’t wait and will attend. Dates are July 7-9. Look forward to seeing friends, writers, and editors there.

Check out more info at:  https://www.scbwi.org/events/46th-annual-summer-conference-in-los-angeles-la17/

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