Cindy McCourt


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Imagine, Design, Create, and Manage your projects: website, instructional, organizational.


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Writing and editing technical books and documents, fiction, and instructional content in the form of books, papers, & blogs.


Instructional systems design, instructor coaching, capacity building, and training delivery.

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Instructions for Making Trail Mix Banana Bread

I wanted to practice my instructional writing. My recent discovery banana bread recipe found at, my lessons learned, and my customizations afforded me the perfect opportunity. Instructional Planning Learning objective: At the end of the instructions, a learner will be able to make either a banana bread loaf or multiple mini muffins. Audience: Adults or a child under the supervision of a parent. Introduction There are six steps in making either the banana bread loaf or mini muffins. Decide Prepare Assemble BakeContinue reading “Instructions for Making Trail Mix Banana Bread”

Hiring a Nonfiction Writer

Let’s get the obvious out of the way: not all writing assignments require the same skill sets. With that said, there are definitely overlaps such as the ability to compose a sentence, assemble paragraphs, and organize the flow of content. So, what do you need to consider when hiring a nonfiction writer? Two most influencing factors in nonfiction writing is purpose and length, however the objective, tone, and content are also important when planning content when the time comes to pen to paper.Continue reading “Hiring a Nonfiction Writer”

My Move to

You might have noticed that most of my published works center on the open source content management system called Drupal. I created my first Drupal 4.5 site in 2006. I have worked on numerous Drupal sites. I have provided training for Drupal 6, 7, and 8, and have written three Drupal books. So, why the heck is my site in Before I explain, please know that it took 6 years of contemplating to reach this decision. Obviously, it didn’t come easy, becauseContinue reading “My Move to”

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