study 4 hours/week to finish in 10 weeks
we're always adding new lessons
10 Capstone Projects
60+ video lessons + assignments + quizzes
The Struggle and Why YOU Should Take This Course
Early in your UX career, it’s easy to waste months trying to learn more skills to break into a UX writing role. Despite all of your efforts, you’ll still be lost because you:
- Lack a formal background in writing microcopy
- Only find courses and boot camps offered in the industry that are too jargon-filled and lack sufficient depth.
- 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 UX writing professional, we went down the rabbit hole to understand what it takes to build a successful UX writing career from the inside out. We interviewed thought leaders within the industry, reflected on our own UX writing experience, and learned the behaviors and habits of successful UX writers. Empowered with this knowledge, we helped others receive many job interviews at top-tier companies and startups.
As for me, the instructor of this course, I went from a complete newbie to an award-winning Technical Writer interviewing at companies like Facebook, Grammarly, Looker, and more.
That’s why we created the UX 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 my first technical writing role.
TWHQ’s UX Writing Certification Course was created for aspiring UX writers or people who want to level up their technical writing skills. In this course, we teach the fundamentals of UX writing, how to write great microcopy, how to take a content design approach, how to prepare for the UX writing interview process, and land a UX writing job.
By the end of this course, you’ll have a:
- Complete UX portfolio
- Optimized UX writer resume
- Many UX writing examples to showcase your work (reviewed by instructors)
- Knowledge to excel on the job
- Community to rely on for future questions
What are you going to get from this course?
Over 50+ lectures, 5+ downloadable UX writing templates, and exclusive interviews (more added over time) with UX writing professionals in the industry.
Exclusive interviews with current UX writing professionals from companies like Microsoft, NerdWallet, Sumo, and more 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 UX writers on the job.
- Instructor feedback on your capstone project. Yes! We 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 UX writing candidate.
- Earn a certificate of completion upon finishing the course
- We are 100% committed to adding more BONUS course content and interviews with UX writing leaders over time (we love all things UX Writing and highly enjoy adding content!) and you’ll get FREE LIFETIME ACCESS to all future content!
“Thanks for the great course! I enjoyed the content, and you’ve really got me excited to pursue a career in tech writing.” – 5/5 stars
– Jon S., Freelance 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
“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
“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
Josh is the founder of Technical Writer HQ and Squibler, a technical writing software. He is considered one of the top product influencers by Product School and one of the top technical writers. He has led UX writing projects for over eight years for many different software companies. He has written several books about software 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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Earn Your Certification
Intro to UX Writing
Voice and Tone Design
Content Style Guide
Content-First Product Design
Intro to Microcopy
Methodology and Usability
UX Writing Process
Content Inventory and Audit
Content Testing and Heuristics
Conversation Design and Chatbots
Getting the Job
This course has no prerequisites and you do not need a UX writing background
- You should NOT take this course if:
- 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 UX writer role is right for you
- You are beginning your career in tech or are making a career change
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What the Course Looks Like
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the duration of the UX writing certificate porgram?
+ - Why should I enroll?
The UX writing professional is one of the most in-demand careers according to career studies. Many UX writers make over 6-figures doing what they love – writing using design principles. This certification course is a great way to prepare yourself for the future and position yourself favorably in the tech world for many years to come. As a Certified UX Writer, you’ll have the confidence to lead UX projects in your company and add tremendous strategic value.
+ - Are there any prerequisites?
There are no prerequisites to apply for the Certified UX Writer course. The course doesn’t focus on the basics of writing and grammar as much compared to the Certified Technical Writer course. If you’re interested in honing your punctuation and grammar skills as well, then we highly suggest you take the Technical Writing Certification course before this one. You also don’t need a UX writer or technical background to take the course 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 including UX writing, proposal writing, and grant writing. The training platform offers technical writing training courses to professionals looking to become better technical writers. Moreover, it’s a knowledge base for technical writers looking to continuously level up their game. The technical writing community ownership has been featured in top publications such as Forbes, Inc, and Reuters.
+ - What are UX writing training courses?
UX writing training courses are instructor-led material intended to help you become a better UX writer. They provide you with video training, diagrams, PDF documents, homework, quizzes, capstone projects, community, and instructor feedback to level up your UX writing knowledge and application ability.
The course specifically at Technical Writer HQ focuses not just on theory, but on the day-to-day of a UX writer’s job in today’s technological world. There’s a significant focus on new user research methods, the latest design principles, usability knowledge, and the most up-to-date frameworks for organizing and executing great UX copy.
+ - What is TWHQ's Certified UX Writer training?
Certified UX Writer training by Technical Writing HQ is a course that takes candidates through the basics of effective microcopy writing, content style guide creation, conversation design, content testing and revision, and how to land a great UX writer job. Moreover, you’ll receive clear knowledge and frameworks of how to push UX projects over the goal line to achieve success within your company.
+ - What is the average yearly salary of a UX writer?
The average yearly salary of a UX writer is $119,531. 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, a UX content strategist makes an average of $131,624/year. UX writing professionals with experience such as TWHQ’s Certified UX 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 UX Writer training is a practical training course that’s designed to benefit UX 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 or a half-hour for two months.
⚬ You have some background in writing (e.g. copywriting, proofreading) and are looking to expand into UX writing.
⚬ You are currently a writer looking to break into a UX role with a great salary.
⚬ You want to explore a UX writer role and need an introductory course on the subject.
⚬ You are starting out in UX writing and need a jump start with your UX writing expertise.
Technical Writer HQ is a great community to join to not only become a better UX writer but also have tons of helpful resources from templates to help you become a successful career as a UX 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 like LinkedIn 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 Technical Writer HQ’s website where the interested parties can verify your status.
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