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Certified Technical Writer

Technical Writer HQ features top-rated online training geared towards professionals who want to level up their technical writing careers and interests. The Certified Technical Writer training teaches you the foundation of the technical writer role, the skills needed to succeed, and how to get a higher salary. Professionals finish the training with a full understanding of how to guide technical writer projects using documentation foundations, how to lead writing teams, and more.


Online Self-paced

study 4 hours/week to finish in 10 weeks



2 months to obtain your certificate


Capstone Project

95 video lessons + assignments + quizzes

What you will do DOWNLOAD SYLLABUS

Advance your career by expanding your skill set with in-demand technical writing skills. The Certified Technical Writer program enables you to develop the skills, knowledge, and hands-on experience needed to start heading technical writing related projects.

On-demand, expert-led video training

You'll have the map you need to get a great technical writing job, even if you’ve never written anything. Industry veteran? This training will still level-up your technical writing skills.

Cutting-edge topics

Stay up to date with the latest technical writing skills, software, and job search strategies. You'll learn the strategies, communication skills, and technical writing skills required for one of the fastest growing job in technology industries.

Segment your learning with tracks

Each of our programs is designed in sections with bite-sized modules for easier comprehension. Feel free to finish the sections in the order that helps you complete the training.

Interactive learning

Our training has quizzes, homework, and challenges to ensure you practice what you learn—because the best way to become better is to still simulate work assignments you'd get on the job.

Data-driven business Impact

Master core technical writing concepts and analyses needed to analyze and interpret any documentation, and learn how to write documentation with clarity.

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Why should I enroll?

The demand for technical writing professionals far exceeds the current supply, making this Certificate Program a great way to prepare your skillset for the future and position yourself favorably for your next career move. As a Certified Technical Writer, you will have a full set of skills that help you take gut feeling out of succeeding on the job and making an impact with your documentation while also adding essential strategic value to your organization.


+ - Are there any prerequisites?

There are no prerequisites to apply for the TWHQ’s Certified Technical Writer Course. You don’t need a Technical Writer or technical background to take the courses either. Having a background in writing will help you better understand the course material; however, we still encourage those who are new to writing, to still apply.

+ - What is Technical Writer HQ?

Technical Writer HQ is the leading community for technical writers of all backgrounds. The training platform offers technical writing training courses to professionals looking to become better technical writers. Technical Writer HQ is a learning center for technical writing through its blog content, reports, and newsletters. The platform also offers TWHQ’s Certifed Technical Writer training which has many great testimonials on how it’s helped technical writers grow their careers. Participants come from all backgrounds including product managers, engineers, and founders. The technical writing community ownership has been featured in top publications such as Forbes, Inc, and Reuters.

+ - What are technical writing training courses?

Technical writing courses are training material intended to help you become a better technical writer. They provide you with video training, text documents, homework, quizzes, and guidance to level up your technical writing game. The courses specifically at Technical Writer HQ focus not just on best practices for technical writing, but on how the best technical writer operates today. This includes covering subjects like how to write release notes, white papers, user guides, and help tutorial. The course also covers the technical part of technical writing including API documentation and how to operate a knowledge base for internal or external users.

+ - What is TWHQ's Certified Technical Writer training?

Certified Technical Writer training by Technical Writing HQ is a course that takes candidates through the basics of effective documentation writing for industries including software, medical, industrial, and general business. It is one of the leading resources for technical writer training. Throughout this online training, candidates will learn how to develop the writing skills to effectively communicate with product managers, engineers, customer support, project managers, and developers, while also overseeing a team of technical writers within their company. In short, this training will teach you what it takes to become a TW professional and how to be successful in a technical writing career.

+ - What is the average yearly salary of a technical writer?

For top companies, the average yearly salary of a technical writer is $100,000. The actual technical writing professional salary may differ from the average estimate above, based on factors such as the specific salary package at a company, the candidate’s level of experience, and their academic qualifications. For example, UX Writers make an average of $104,000 salary and API writers up to $120,000 salary. Technical writing professionals with technical writing course experience such as TWHQ’s Certified Technical Writer training usually have a greater chance to reach or exceed the national average salary.

+ - Who is Technical Writer HQ's training meant for?

TWHQ’s Certified Technical Writer training is a practical training course that’s designed to benefit writers looking to take their writing career and skills to the next level. The course is for you if:

⚬ You can dedicate two to three hours daily for a month.
⚬ You have some background in writing (e.g. copywriting, proofreading) and are looking to expand into technical writing.
⚬ You are currently a writer looking to break into a technical writer role with a great salary.
⚬ You want to explore a technical writer role and need an introductory course on the subject.
⚬ You are starting out in technical writing and need a jump start with your technical writer expertise.

Technical Writer HQ is a great community to join to not only become a better technical writer but also have tons of helpful resources from templates to helpful peers to help you become a successful career as a technical writer.

+ - How and where can I show my certification course completion?

Once you complete the course, you will receive a digital badge that you can download and print out. You can also apply the e-documents to your social media channels or put them up on your personal website.

+ - How can managers and recruiting staff verify my course completion?

Each course completion comes with a unique URL that you can provide to whomever it may concern. This URL will redirect to a Technical Writing source where the interested parties can verify your status.

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Teena Merlan
Technical Writer
“I wanted to let you know I signed an offer for my first official technical writing job yesterday!Thanks for your wonderful class and great resources. ”
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Mak Keller
Mak Keller
Process Engineer
I started the Technical Writer HQ course in early July with the goal of becoming an engineering technical writer or an engineering manager. The lectures and assignments gave me a lot of skills that I can take with me regardless of where my career path leads!
Emily Martolini
Emily Martolini
UX Writer
"The videos are informative and the homework makes sure you put the theory into practice. The most valuable part in my opinion is the capstone project. The detailed feedback was invaluable."
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Henry F
Henry Fuse
"​I took Josh's course, did the capstone project, and became certified in August. I've recently been offered a job as a Technical Writer for Amazon at $150k per year! I used my capstone project when they asked me for writing samples."​
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95+ lectures on technical writing examples, formatting, documentation techniques, and editing.


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