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Register for our Virtual Writing for the Web Workshop in November!

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Have meaningful conversations with your users

Date: November 8 & 9, 2022 | 8:00 am – 12 pm PT

Course: 01-03-EW44

Cost: $413 per person

Location: Online, Virtual

Registration: This workshop is offered through the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services (DES). Visit the DES website for registering. Please contact the Learning Solutions Team with any registration questions at traininginfo@des.wa.gov.

In this very practical, hands-on, interactive course, learn to write website content in plain talk to help your visitors get the information they need, quickly. Learn to think about your website as a place for a conversation with a busy person who is trying to find information or complete a task. If your job includes writing for your agency website, intranet, or digital properties, this course is for you!

Our workshops are taught by professionals who have decades of experience in user experience and design

What you'll learn

You will practice focusing your content on your site visitors' needs, organizing content so it is easy to skim and scan, and putting the key message first. We’ll teach you to:

  1. Set the context for using the web, planning website pages
  2. Focus on your site visitors' needs
  3. Break up and organize content
  4. Tune up your links and sentences
  5. Use lists, tables, and graphics
  6. Write for digital accessibility
  7. Write content in a conversational way

Who can attend?

  1. Washington state agencies, city, county, and other public entity employees, including members of non-profits
  2. Oregon state agency employees
  3. Idaho state agency employees

How to register

This workshop is offered through the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services (DES). Visit the DES website for registering. Please contact the Learning Solutions Team with any registration questions at traininginfo@des.wa.gov.

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What attendees are saying about our workshops

“Thinking about design in new ways as a group yielded several ideas applicable to our website redesign.”

“A nice balance of lecture vs. discussion/activities, which made it work for different learning styles.”

“I believe I will be thinking about this class for months. The instructors were amazing, the exercises and samples really helped set the process into motion.”

For questions or to learn more about our DES workshops, fill out the form below:

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