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UX Writing for Technical Writers

Bring priceless UX writing skills to your technical documentation. Earn a certificate in UX writing to support your next career move. Entirely online and self-paced.

  • Over 20 instructional videos
  • Personal feedback from experts
  • Certification
  • Learn Figma and AI tools 
  • Enroll and get 15% off courses and workshops forever 

Payment plans available, including Affirm.

Format Duration Payment Plans Standard Price UXCC Student Price
Online, self-paced with personalized feedback 6-8 weeks 4 or 6 months, no interest US $1000 US $850 (Students already in a course or workshop get 15% off)

Get certified in UX writing best practices

Practice the craft

Learn best practices for user experience writing and content design to craft user-centered guidance for docs or interfaces.

Master UX skills

Add user-centered writing to your already impressive skillset. Get ahead of the curve and get that promotion as a hybrid writer.

Learn UI writing

Master writing for UI components including buttons, alerts, error and success messages, forms, empty states, and more.

Flex your options

Add UX writing examples to your portfolio to stand out from the crowd. Double your options—work in either UX or tech writing.

Learn valuable UX writing and content design skills

Why do UX writing skills matter in the age of AI?

Content design skills come first

The principles that guide design are constant, no matter what tool we use. It doesn’t matter if we write UI text with a pen or generative AI – content design requires an ability to separate good content from bad. That’s what we teach: a solid foundation in best practices, with feedback from working professionals, so you can use any tool to get the job done.

“I think this is a very unique course. I haven't been able to find any articles or other content that addresses this intersection of doc writing and UX writing. And tech writers are writing UI text and need support.”
Holly Jauch
Sr Technical Writer & Editor, Splunk

What topics are covered in this course?

  • How to work within a design team as a UX writer
  • A challenging final project in Figma
  • Technical and UX writing compared
  • How good UX affects documentation
  • Technical UX writing principles
  • Voice and tone for docs
  • Human-centered technical language
  • Strategies for doc discovery, research, design and writing
  • Best practices for component writing
  • Writing guidance elements, user actions, effective communication, and user inputs
  • A few extra bits and pieces
  • Create a style guide
  • Test your text
  • UX workflow principles
  • UX writing and usability testing
  • How to make the case for technical UX writing
“I think this is a very unique course. I haven't been able to find any articles or other content that addresses this intersection of doc writing and UX writing. And tech writers are writing UI text and need support.”
Holly Jauch
Sr Technical Writer & Editor, Splunk

Who should take this course?

This course is made with technical writers in mind. If you’re a tech writer who’s interested in applying UX best practices to your work, this course is for you. If you’re a tech writer who is interested in moving into UX writing full-time, consider the Fundamentals of UX Writing.

“I’m planning on putting together a portfolio for UX writing. I have learned a lot about UX writing best practices and how to do comprehensive research to advocate for users.”
Kyra Lee
Technical Writer, Magnetic Forensics

How long does this course take to complete?

The UX Writing for Technical Writers course typically takes about 40-60 hours to complete.

This course is designed to fit around your schedule. Lessons are available on-demand at any time. There is no live instruction, so you’re free to study whenever you have time.

What else do I get from the course?

We love supporting our student community, both inside and outside a course. 

  • Access to a community Slack, where you can speak with other students and members of the grading team
  • Free admission to monthly Q&A sessions 
  • A personalized portfolio page with a unique URL that verifies which certificates you’ve received
  • A spot in our certified UX writers’ directory
  • Lifetime access to the course, including any future updates!

Self-paced learning with expert feedback along the way

Take a look inside the course

Get personalized feedback on your assignments directly from working content designers

Over 20 instructional videos that reinforce lesson concepts and show UX writing work in action

Complete a challenging, comprehensive final project where you’ll analyze and edit a complete software flow, from documentation all the way through to UI

Walk away with a certification to back up your skills—one that hiring managers recognize and respect

Why choose UX Content Collective?

We are the global leader in UX writing and UX content design training for thousands of individual students and hundreds of teams. Our courses were created by content designers, for content designers. Our founders offer over 60 years of combined experience at Google, Intuit, and Amazon.

Self-paced with personal feedback

Graded by working experts

Hands-on with industry tools

A personal portfolio page

Lifetime access and future updates

Monthly webinars for students

Access to student Slack

Vetted and approved by industry leaders

Align your team with UX writing best practices

CVS Health
Palo Alto Networks
“I was super excited to bring in outside training. You showed that you had the knowledge in technical writing and that was perfect.”
Lisa Hutlman
Senior Director of Product Content

Meet the minds behind the curriculum

Our courses are vetted by industry leaders

Bobbie Wood
Bobbie Wood
Founder, UX Content Collective
Dave Connis
Lead UX Writer, Outsystems

Any Questions?

Contact Dhanushka (Customer Success Manager) with any questions about the course, team training, or anything else!

Payment plans up to 12 months 

Payment options include credit card, PayPal,  and bank transfer. 

Affirm is available for students in the United States and Canada. For students in other countries, we offer plans over 4 or 6 months.


  • Some knowledge of user experience design and methods
  • Fluent English writing proficiency. If English isn’t your primary language, take this free test to assess your proficiency. Scores at C1 or above indicate readiness for the course.
  • Some familiarity with UX terms and methods
  • A Google account for sharing with instructors
  • A computer with an updated Chrome browser
  • A broadband internet connection

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