June 28, 2019

I-STRAC DIGITAL RESOURCE CENTER (Online) COURSES

 

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR/LECTURER

lecturer

 

David Francis E., is a research consultant, a professional editor, a teacher of literature-in-English, a registered car dealer @dahelcarservices, Abuja, a philosopher, and a Nigerian writer. He is also an instructor/principal lecturer at I-Strac Institute and Resource Center, Abuja. His  works and poems has been published in  “The  PLASU Journal,” Plateau State, “The Periscope Magazine,” Abuja, “The Seeker’s Delight Magazine,” Kaduna, “Community Voice Magazine,” Ogun State as well as in elsieisyblog, bismarkcave, naijapeek, Medium, his blog, www.reasonchapel.com, and in other places. David is an author in the ‘Ray Of Thought’ platform (www.rayofthought.com), the Vice-President of the Anti-Suicide Global Initiative, Abuja, Nigeria, and the Editor-in-Chief of Sapientia African Leadership Foundation, and African Home Reintegration, all in Hanover, Germany. David Francis is passionate about empowering young people to be financially independent. He has received lots of trainings including: Certificate in Helpdesk/Data Publishing, Microsoft Nigeria, Certificate in Computer Programming from the Hardcastle Institute, Calabar, Certificate in the English Language grammar and phonetics from the King Ifey Academy (Distinction), Certificate of Participation in Ebook Creation/Content Creation from Citadel of Life, among others. David has also been trained by top Nigerian writers and poets like Dike Chukwumerijie, Bash Amuneni, Sueddie Agema, Samson Kusogho, Shittu Fowora, Jonathan Damilola, Emeka Nobis, etc, as well as others outside Nigeria like James Cummings of the Daily Posts, U.K, etc. He tweets @Davidfrancisef and will be taking the following courses: e-book creation/online publishing, business writing, professional/master editing, research consultancy, content writing and copy-writing.

EBOOK CREATION/ONLINE PUBLISHING

In this course, discover how to convert your books and publications into the ePub and mobile formats used on the iPad, Nook, Kindle, iPhone, Kobo and other electronic reading devices.

What you’ll learn in this training course:

• Understanding ebook formats
• How to design for the ebook platform
• Converting InDesign documents to ebooks
• Modifying and cleaning up ebook files
• Creating hyperlinks within an ebook
• Adding interactivity to ebooks
• Converting from ebook to other formats; mobi, PDF, RTF,
MS word
• Distributing and selling ebooks

In this course we shall also introduce you to the following eBooks Software

  • Adobe
  • InDesign
  • Apple
  • iBooks Author
  • Amazon
  • Kindle
  • EPUB
  • Open Source
  • Apache
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Digital Publishing Suite
  • Kobo
  • Kobobooks
  • Microsoft
  • NOOK
  • Pages
  • Smashwords
  • Word

 

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BUSINESS WRITING COURSE

Whether you are writing an email to your boss or a letter to the editor, being able to craft your argument clearly and persuasively is essential. Employers today are looking for professionals who can clearly communicate messages across multiple channels.

This Professional Certificate program will build your confidence as you learn how to improve your writing organization, logic, and style to get your point across eloquently and quickly. You will delve into the details of the writing process and learn how to find an audience, choose the best structure, and revise and edit early drafts of your work.

You will then focus on effective business writing for emails, letters, memos, short reports and more. Lastly, you will learn how to craft clear, concise messages for specific content and audiences on social media.

This course will arm you with the in-demand skills needed for all professionals.

Job Outlook

  • Soft skills, such as writing and communication, are scarce and in demand across nearly every occupation, even in technical fields. (Source: Burning Glass Technologies, The Human Factor, 2015).
  • Employers face a big challenge in filling the gap for these soft skills, leading to many opportunities for growth and advancement in companies.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Write effective emails, letters, memos, resume, CVs, reports.
  • Identify grammatical and punctuation problems in your writing.
  • Analyze a writing situation and determine the appropriate communication strategy, format, style, and content.
  • Organize information and ideas logically, efficiently, and effectively.

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PROFESSIONAL/MASTER EDITING COURSE

 

Good editors are always in demand, and with greater access to the internet; today’s editors can often work from anywhere in the world.

Editors do more than add commas and correct spelling mistakes. They work to improve readability, clarify messaging, and create better material, from white papers and pitch decks to novels and textbooks.

The best editors:

  • are good communicators
  • love language
  • enjoy polishing and revising existing work
  • are detail-oriented

This course provides a solid foundation for working as a freelance editor or proofreader. You will learn:

  • to identify different types of errors and areas for improvement
  • the basics of manuscript assessment
  • how to revise and polish existing copy to a high standard

LESSON STRUCTURE

  1. Introduction to Editing
  2. The Mechanism of Clear Writing
  3. Assessing Manuscripts
  4. Copy Editing I
  5. Copy Editing II
  6. Preparing Copy for Printing
  7. Proofreading
  8. The Final Stages

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school’s tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Aims

  • To gain an understanding of the role and scope of editing.
  • Explain the importance of clear, effective writing, throughout all stages of the publishing process.
  • Describe the procedure of manuscript assessment.
  • Describe the procedures used by copy editors.
  • Explain procedures used to prepare copy for printing.
  • Describe the checks and procedures used in the final stages of preparing and printing publications.

What You Will Do

  • Create a set of resource files
  • Learn to tighten text and improve clarity
  • Edit and rewrite existing texts to hone your skills
  • Use proofreading marks for corrections and layout details
  • Assess manuscripts and write a reader’s report

The scope of editing ranges from self-editing (where the writer examines their own writing and improves it as best they can) to professional editing (where an expert is employed by a publishing company to improve the quality of a piece of writing prior to publication).

There are many other facets of commercial publishing that require the skills of professional editors. These include:

  • Commissioning publications
  • Reviewing manuscripts
  • Overseeing manuscripts through the production process
  • Liaising with writers, publishers, printers and agents
  • Writing blurbs, captions and press releases
  • Researching and organising pictures
In smaller organisations, the editor may also be responsible for the design and publication of documents, newsletters, reports, magazines and books using desktop publishing software and equipment.

Editing involves several stages, all of which will be examined in detail during this course. In summary, they are:

  1. Reviewing the manuscript
  2. Structural (substantive) editing
  3. Copy editing
  4. Proof reading
  5. Checking proofs

 

What should you expect during this course?

Working through this course involves:

  • Reading study materials and additional materials
  • Interacting with tutors who themselves are qualified and experienced professionals
  • Undertaking a variety of practical tasks
  • Answering and submitting assignment questions

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RESEARCH CONSULTANCY COURSE

WHAT DOES A CONSULTANT DO?

As more organizations seek to save money by becoming more efficient, consultants are expected to be more in demand. Consultants work to increase efficiency. But that is a very simple way to explain what they really do behind-the-scenes for large companies and organizations.

 

CONSULTANT CAREER BASICS

The work of a consultant varies from one project to another; some projects require an entire consulting team, with each person having specialized knowledge in one area. Other projects are smaller and can be handled by an individual consultant. The work involves a great deal of research, looking over internal documents, exploring expense reports, speaking with employees and monitoring day-to-day operations.

CONSULTANT CAREERS IN-DEPTH

Some consultants make a point of specializing in one particular area, such as health-care or retail sales. They might then specialize further under that umbrella, focusing on points such as inventory control, personnel and reorganizing corporate structure. They might also work with start-ups to design the best entry into the marketplace, or companies that are looking to downsize and sell to someone else.

CERTIFICATION:

Certification is not required to become a consultant, but it can provide the holder with an advantage over non-certified job seekers. It is taken for granted that the holder of a Certificate in Consultancy – in his case Research – MUST have at least a basic degree in the field to which he or she intends to be a consultant.

 

This course focuses on the concepts and techniques that make up the cornerstones of research, and follow the development of research principles as they are integrated into research methods/theories.

LESSON STRUCTURE:

  1.  Planning, organizing and carrying out research.
  2.  Controlling a project from start to finish
  3.  Theories of Research.
  4.  Application of Theories in Project work.
  5.  Research Terms and Methods.
  6.  Detailing in Research.
  7.  Publication Deals.
  8.  Marketing of Research.

 

To be a good research consultant, you must:

  • Have good interpersonal skills
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Look smart
  • Be able to cope with pressure
  • Be able to deal with various tasks at once
  • Have good organisational and administrative skills
  • Have excellent data processing and IT skills
  • Be numerate
  • Have strong attention to detail

Most employers will expect you to have very good IT skills, especially using databases and other software applications. I-Strac Digital Resource Center, Gudu is one place you should be. Get certified (offline or online ) by us and start earning from it!

 

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CONTENT/COPY-WRITING COURSE

Are you someone who enjoys reading blogs, websites and other types of content online? What about writing them? If you’re a creative thinker that can write well then becoming a Content Writer might be an enjoyable and rewarding career path for you.

With the chance to work with agencies, in-house marketing teams or even as a freelancer, content writing is a job that provides many exciting opportunities.

What does a Content Writer do?

Content Writer is a creative professional that writes copy for websites, blogs, social media, white-papers, ebooks and many other platforms.

The writer works with the business to understand their tone of voice and find the best sources information.  Their work communicates and engages with the customers, helping the business to achieve specific goals

Content writing and marketing is the foundation for executing an effective inbound marketing strategy. Copywriting is the process of writing advertising promotional materials. Copywriters are responsible for the text on brochures, billboards, websites, emails, advertisements, catalogs, and more. This text is known as “copy.” … That’s why a copywriter is often referred to as “a salesman in print.” This content writing/copy-writing certification course will teach you how storytelling, content creation, re-purposing, and promotion come together to build marketing machine that grows your business, and your career.

Completing this course will help you:

  • Learn a content creation framework for producing effective content.
  • Create and re-purpose content that both humans and search engines will love.
  • Become a stronger, leaner, and more strategic content marketer.

LESSON STRUCTURE:

  1. Understanding Content Creation/Marketing.
  2. The Power of Storytelling.
  3. Generating Content Ideas.
  4. Planning a long-term content strategy.
  5. Building a content creation framework.
  6. Becoming an Effective writer.
  7. Extending the value of your content through re-purposing.
  8. How to effectively promote content.
  9. Measures and Analyzing your content.
  10. Developing a growth marketing mentality.
  11. How to write copy that sells ++++
  12. Writing magnetic deadlines.
  13. Product Description.
  14.  Call To Action (CTA).
  15. Testimonials and Case study
  16. Scarcity Factor
  17. Value Stacking (bonuses).
  18. Copy-writing Strategies +++++

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To register for at least 3-weeks training in the Resource Center, please send YOUR NAME, LOCATION, and the COURSE for which you’re registering for to:

istracdigital@gmail.com.

These courses are valued at 50,000 ($138) and above, but we are having a discount. With just 20,000 Naira ($55), you are entitled to a 3-week one-on-one training, and/or a group training with us. You can pay using the link below:

https://paystack.com/pay/2fuf9rhs3a

After a successful payment, you will be redirected to a WhatsApp group for which you’ll be attended to ASAP! (If you encounter any problem with the redirection, kindly send a Whatsapp message to 08106278770 or call 09075334070)

 

TAKE A HOLD OF YOUR FUTURE AND ACT NOW!

DON’T FORGET, SOON WE’RE NOT GETTING 20,000 NAIRA FROM YOU…THIS DISCOUNT IS ONLY FOR THIS MONTH!

 

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