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Capstone Project

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The Struggle and Why YOU Should Take This Course

Early in your career, you can waste months trying to learn more skills to break into a technical writing role. Despite all of these efforts, you’ll be completely lost because:

  • You lack a formal background in documenting processes 
  • You find only courses and boot camps that are either too jargon-filled or lacked sufficient depth.
  • You don’t have insider tips nor the right resources on how to stand out as a candidate in technical writing interviews

To become a better technical writing professional, we went down the rabbit hole to understand what it takes to build successful documentation from the inside out. We interviewed thought leaders within the industry, learned the behaviors and habits of successful technical writers, and documented our own experience as technical writers. Empowered with this knowledge, we’ve helped others receive many job interviews at top-tier companies and startups.

We created the Technical Writing Certification Course with instructor feedback so that no one else had to go through the painful experience that we went through to become more experienced and land our first technical writing roles.

TWHQ’s Technical Writer Certification Course was created for aspiring technical writers or people who want to brush up on their technical writing skills. In this course, we teach the fundamentals of technical writing, how to create great documentation, how to answer technical writing interview questions, and how to stand out in the recruiting process to land a technical writing job.

To date, we’ve received over 50 messages from different writers who’ve received job offers after taking this course!  

What are you going to get from this course?

Over 70+ lectures, 10+ downloadable technical writing templates, and exclusive interviews (more added over time) with technical writing professionals in the industry.

Exclusive interviews with current technical writing professionals from companies like Airbnb, PlayStation, Spotify, and Oracle including insider tips on breaking into technical writing, popular questions they like to ask candidates during interviews, and their recommendations on standing out in the recruiting process. 

  • Access to downloadable templates used by actual technical writers on the job.
  • Instructor feedback on your capstone project. Yes! I will actually review your work to ensure you’ve made progress.
  • Learn the process of answering the most popular technical writing interview questions in order to stand out as a technical writing candidate.
  • Build a complete technical writer portfolio
  • Earn a certificate of completion upon finishing the course

Bonus Content:

  • We are 100% committed to adding more BONUS course content and interviews with tech product leaders over time (we love all things Technical Writing and highly enjoy adding content!) and you’ll get FREE LIFETIME ACCESS to all future content!


Recent Testimonials

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.” – 5/5 stars

Teena M., Technical Writing student who now works as a Technical Writer


​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.”​

Henry Fuse, Technical Writer


I just interviewed with Google and these [interview questions] were spot on.”

David Darner, Technical Writing student who now works as a Technical Writer


“The capstone will make a great addition to my writing portfolio. I didn’t realize how much experience companies expect from their technical communication applicants, so having the writing samples and insight from this course helps A TON as someone with only one year of full-time work experience. You guys nailed it.”

Edina Kremic, Project Manager


Your Instructor

Josh is the founder of Technical Writer HQ and Squibler, a writing software. He is considered one of the top product influencers by Product School and one of the top technical writers. He has written software tutorials, manuals, handbooks, and white papers for over eight years. He has written several books about software documentation and another book about copywriting. His work has been praised by LinkedIn’s and Facebook’s engineering team, Reuters, Inc., and Forbes.

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Technical Writing Certification Course
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Each certification is hosted on Technical Writer HQ's website ensuring its authenticity with hiring managers.

Course Curriculum

This course has no prerequisites and you do not need a technical writing background

  • You should NOT take this course if:
  • You are already an experienced technical writing professional
  • You aren’t willing to spend 30 minutes every day for about a month to complete course content 
  • You SHOULD take this course if:
  • You are curious about technical writing and want to learn more about the role and responsibilities
  • You have no prior experience and you want to transition into a technical writer role
  • You are trying to determine if the technical writer role is right for you
  • You are beginning your career in tech or are making a career change


Enroll in Technical Writer Certification Course Today

Technical Writing Certification Course
Become a Certified Technical Writer


teena merlin
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."
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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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.

+ - 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.

+ - When does the course start and finish?

This course is intentionally structured so it can be completed over the course of just 1 month. It is a completely self-paced online course – you decide when you start and when you finish, but we highly encourage you to complete at least a few lessons a day so that you can finish the course at the end of the month.

+ - How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? As mentioned before, we are 100% committed to adding even more bonus content (we love all things technical writing and enjoy adding content) as well as bonus interviews with awesome technical writing leaders. After enrolling, you will have FREE LIFETIME ACCESS to all of it for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.

+ - What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

+ - 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.

+ - 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.