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 Technical Writing Certificate 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 courses

You'll have the map you need to get a great technical writing job, even if you’ve never written anything. Industry veteran? This course 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 one-day sections. Feel free to finish the sections in the order that helps you get complete the course.

Interactive learning

Our courses have 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.

+ - Program Structure


Technical Writing Leader and Examples

The HR Analytics Leader modules focus on the strategic side of people analytics by teaching you how to use insights from data to guide business leaders in the decision-making process. You will learn how to set up an analytics function, develop business cases, manage stakeholders and head the implementation of data-driven HR practices throughout your organization.


Writing Great Technical Documentation

The Statistics modules are the foundation for the practical analysis side of people analytics. In order to properly interpret data insights and provide meaningful recommendations, you will need to comprehend some core statistical concepts like significance and probability. Optionally, you can use the tutorials in this courses to perform some statistical analyses yourself using R or SPSS.


Formatting Your Technical Documentation

The Data Analyst modules will help you gain hands-on experience in analyzing data and creating dashboards for key decision-makers. The modules are specifically designed for people with little or no experience in analyzing data. You will start by analyzing data in Microsoft Excel and finish these modules by building your a custom HR dashboard in PowerBI.


Editing and Readability

With the capstone project, you will apply your learnings by completing a full people analytics project cycle. You will complete the steps of creating a business case by defining a specific business problem, data selection, data cleaning, data analysis, and interpretation & reporting

Download the syllabus for a detailed overview of all lessons, assignments, reading materials, and bonus content.

6 Modules

Communication and Workflow

6 Modules

Getting the Job

+ - Meet Your Instructors

Josh Fechter

Senior Technical Writer


Josh is the founder of Technical Writer HQ and Squibler, a writing software. He is considered one of the top product influencers in the world by Product School and one of the top technical writers. He has been writing software tutorials, manuals, handbooks, and white papers for over eight years. His technical writing has been read by over 200 million people. He has written several books about software and another book about copywriting for personal brands. His work has been praised by LinkedIn’s and Facebook’s engineering team, Reuters, Inc., and Forbes.

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    Why should I enroll?

    The demand for HR professionals with HR Analytics skills 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 People Analytics Specialist, you will have a full set of skills that help you take gut feeling out of HR decision-making and add essential strategic value to your organization.


    + - Are there any prerequisites?

    There are no prerequisites to apply for the TWHQ’s Technical Writing Certification 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 a TWHQ’s Technical Writing Certification 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 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 Technical Writing Certification Course?

    Technical Writing Certification Course 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 course, 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 course 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 Technical Writing Certification Course usually have a greater chance to reach or exceed the national average salary.

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

    TWHQ’s Technical Writing Certification Course 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.

    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
    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!
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    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 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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