Learn a step-by-step process for writing a quickstart guide to accompany a product or software.
- When people just need a little help or a short answer, they won't take on a 75-page document, no matter how beautifully written. That's where a quick start guide comes in handy. It's short, easy to read, and focused on helping users get started with your product, service or tool. I'm Leslie O'Flahavan, and I'm glad you're taking this course on how to write a quick start guide. I'm an experienced writing teacher and a plain language consultant. I specialize in helping companies write helpful content for all types of customers and users.
I'm eager to roll up my sleeves and help you write a quick start guide your readers can use right away. By taking this course and completing the hands-on exercises and challenges, you'll be on your way to becoming a great technical writer. So let's get started.
- Explain the difference between a conceptual guide and a procedural guide.
- Determine how to address a user when writing a quickstart guide.
- Recall a tactic that helps avoid too many notes.
- Identify the benefits of using plain language.
- Name the most important aspect of formatting.