Technical Communication Certificate Part-time, online

Technical communication instructors

The instructors in this online program are all working professionals in the field of technical writing and communication.

Hear from our instructors

Ellen Ashdown: Design and Production of Technical Publications
Duncan Kent: Concepts and Practice of Technical Communication

Instructor biographies

  • Sue Andrews

    Sue Andrews, BA, HED, started out as an English teacher, and morphed from there into a technical... read more

  • Ellen Ashdown

    Ellen Ashdown is a senior technical writer with over 16 years' experience in writing for... read more

  • Kevin Barefoot

    Kevin Barefoot is a technical writer and support manager who operates Barefoot Consulting, a... read more

  • Iva Cheung

    Iva Cheung, MSc., MPub., has been active in publishing since 2001 and has edited books, academic... read more

  • Heather Ebbs

    Heather Ebbs has been indexing, editing and writing as an independent professional since 1985. She... read more

  • Jill Ferrier

    Jill Ferrier is currently an instructional designer at FortisBC, where she designs and develops... read more

  • Inez Gowsell

    Inez Gowsell, BA, is a technical writer at SAP Business Objects, an international software company... read more

  • Karen Griffiths

    Karen Griffiths is a freelance indexer and owner of Griffiths Indexing, a company specializing in... read more

  • Adriana Harper

    Adriana Harper graduated from the University of Calgary in 2004 with a BA in communication studies,... read more

  • Duncan Kent

    Duncan Kent, BA, MA, is principal of Duncan Kent and Associates Ltd. He has worked for almost 30... read more

  • Katherine McManus

    Katherine McManus spent more than 20 years in post-secondary education, much of it focused on... read more

  • Tracy O'Neile

    Tracy O'Neile, who holds a Bachelor of Commerce from UBC, has over a decade of experience in... read more

  • Catherine Plear

    Catherine Plear is a freelance book editor who works with trade publishers as well as scholarly... read more

  • Kathryn Potter

    Kathryn Potter is a senior instructional design consultant and communications professional who has... read more

  • Mellissa Ruryk

    Mellissa Ruryk is a senior technical communicator with over 20 years' experience in writing for... read more

  • Gary Shilling

    Gary Shilling is a marketing and communications professional whose combination of... read more

  • Ariel Vergara

    Ariel moved to Canada straight from Manila 12 years ago and, armed with a marketing background, he... read more

  • Jenny Watson

    Jenny Watson began her career in technical writing when she moved to San Diego from New Zealand in... read more