Until now, my answer to both questions has always been "no." I am no longer available to deliver training myself, and except for a few degree-oriented college courses around the country, I knew of no other option.
Today I'm happy to report that a new, distance-learning option is available to you: an online technical copywriting course from the University of Missouri.
In 10 lessons, the TC 260 Practicum in Technical Communication course covers the essentials you need to be an effective technical marketing writer. You'll also practice by developing several types of marcom documents, including a product sheet, white paper, and product analysis. All lessons are accessed and course work submitted online and you do not need to enroll in a degree program.
The course uses two books:
- My own Copywriting That Sells High Tech
- And a book that I recommend as a complement to mine: Technical Marketing Communication
Learn more about the course prerequisites, content, costs, and enrollment procedures: University of Missouri TC 260 Course.