I am a technical communicator and IT trainer by profession and work in the IT and finance industries. In recent years I have found that I am editing technical documentation submitted to me by writers from countries such as China, India and Eastern Europe. The standard of communication is generally good, however, there are consistent problems, for example, missing conjunctions, incorrect use of capitalisation and prepositions, etc.
These are not big problems but I feel I am in a good position to help some of the writers. For example, by creating training and support material that may help overcome these problems as well as enhancing the writers' professional experience.
It would help me if I could achieve an ESOL/EAL certificate in order to demonstrate to students that I am qualified to help, also to enhance my own understanding. Is there any advice about the most appropriate course I could take, who offers it, how long it will take and how much it is likely to cost? I'd appreciate any advice other forum members can give me. Thanks. Jane