Training at the highest level.
Structured, topic-oriented writing
Depending on your editorial standards and system implementations, we train editors in topic-oriented writing. We show you how to free yourself from the “corset” of document centricity and accompany you on your way to becoming an information manager.
This is what you can expect:
- Topic-oriented information modelling incl. XML
- Reuse and variant management
- Writing at topic level
- Principles of minimalism
Structuring and standardisation for technical editors
In this training we provide the basic knowledge for technical editors. We cover various basic topics such as editorial processes, methods of structuring and standardisation, so-called controlled languages and editorial guidelines. We enable you to create structured technical documentation in a user-oriented way.
What you can expect:
- Basics of process management
- Target group and activity analyses
- Various methods of structuring and standardising information
- Insight into XML
- Editorial standards/the way to editorial guidelines
DITA for editors
If you want to learn structured writing with DITA, this training will take you a decisive step forward. You will plan task-oriented documentation for the end user. And you will subsequently master DITA semantics and methods at beginner or advanced level.
This is the knowledge you will take with you:
- Information types and DITA editing processes
- How the oXygen XML editor works
- Basics of a DITA project: Topics, documents as maps and other structural elements
- Deepening of the methods: Reuse, keys and linking techniques
- Workflows with and without CMS
Do you support documentation projects on a permanent basis? Here you will find yourself in the role of information architect. This means that you will accompany and lead your team in the implementation and integration of DITA and a CCMS (Component Content Management System).
This is where you will gain confidence:
- Supporting your team beyond XML, XSLT and stylesheets.
- Creating templates for projects and setting up workflows
- Strategies for reuse, metadata and linking
- Configuring the editorial environment and tools
- Setting up publication routes and optimising the DITA OT with plug-ins
DITA - implement and convert content
Do you want to know how you can best use the DITA tools and architecture for yourself? Here you will learn about the phases of a consistently successful DITA implementation project. This will help you launch a successful implementation – and secure the commitment and support of your team. You will learn how to plan and implement a pilot, what skills your team should have and what you can prepare in your company.
What we give you for practice:
- DITA business case and implementation planning
- Analysis of the current situation and development of an information model
- Development of an information architecture
- Setting up a DITA pilot project
- Creation of training and support documents
- Implementation and integration of a CCMS
- Migration of existing content
oXygen & CMS
This training is ideal for you if you want to write in a structured way for your customised CMS with the integrated oXygen editor.
Tailored to your CMS, you will learn:
- Single-source writing: Topics and reuse
- How the oXygen XML Editor works
- Working with your information model
- Advanced exercises in structured writing
- Processes and workflows in your CCMS
A PIM system has a very strong impact on almost all processes in your company, so comprehensive training for your employees is very important.
We ensure that your employees not only learn how to use the system, but also quickly recognise the benefits. This creates the necessary acceptance within the company. Of course, a system for managing product information can only fully unfold its advantages if it is accepted by the employees and thus also used accordingly.
In our training courses, we first give an introduction to your PIM system as well as the individual adjustments. The employees learn how to centrally enter data for products as well as how to use the PIM system for their specific tasks. In addition, the following areas are also explained in more detail:
- InDesign automation (catalogues for products, corporate design)
- XML technologies (cornerstone of data automation)
In our training courses, we also highlight the advantages of these technologies for the PIM and thus provide the necessary motivation to use them in everyday work. In this way, the management of your product information quickly becomes an operational reality.
Prof. Dr. Martin Ley