Work as a writer on a design team
UX Writing Fundamentals Online Course
Learn the fundamentals of UX writing online in this self-paced course. Become a certified UX writer in just 8-10 weeks. Developed by experts from Google, Amazon, and Intuit.
Price: US $895
Earn a Certificate in UX Writing
About the course
Become a certified UX writer and learn the building blocks of UX writing and content design. Developed by professional UX writers from Google, Amazon, Intuit, and more. Learn how to do the job and get hired!
You’ll also complete your final project in Figma, so you’ll leave with a working knowledge of how to edit text and other assets in one of the most popular tools among design teams.
Put your language skills to good use!
This course is perfect for journalists, copywriters, and marketing writers who want to transition to this new and exciting field. It’s also well-suited for product managers, front-end developers, graphic artists, and UI designers looking to develop high-level writing skills.
Get certified in user experience writing
The UX Writing Fundamentals course is self-paced and online. You’ll earn an industry-recognized certificate in UX writing proficiency to help you land your next role. Take your time or speed through—it’s up to you! Average students take anywhere from 20-40 hours and 8-12 weeks to complete the course. As you complete each lesson, you’ll submit practice work. We’ll review and grade your practice submissions and the final exam.
Get access to our student and mentor community
You won’t go through this course alone. Not only will you be guided with active comments and feedback during the course, but you’ll also have access to our student and mentor community. Participate in a private student Facebook group and a Slack mentor group as well. Ask questions, compare notes, share job ads, and create valuable industry connections!
What a UX Writer actually writes
The responsibilities of a UX Writer
The people a UX Writer works with
What it’s like to work in the design process
Your practice project
Define the who and how behind your content
Understand the impact of a defined voice & tone
Map the tone across the experience
Defining styles and content patterns
Check your content by listening to your customers
Project practice work
Why “keep it short”?
Best practices for scannability
Right content for the right user at the right time
UX writing versus other types of writing
Put your editing skills to work
Project practice work
Best practices for component writing
Writing user actions—dialogs, CTAs & buttons
Writing effective communications—notifications, alerts & errors
Writing user inputs—lists & forms
A few extras—404 pages, progress indicators
Project practice – Component Writing
Learn when and how to audit your content
Create deliverables to document and organize your copy
Onboard your users
Test your copy
Project practice work
The UX writing workflow
UX writing and usability testing
Managing relationships with stakeholders
The tools and apps you need
Find the right job fit
Organize your job search
Create your portfolio
Interview like a boss
Job & role-related resources
Former Head of UX Content Strategy for Google Payments & Google Assistant Transactions. Former design & content senior UX manager for QuickBooks Online & QuickBooks Self-Employed.
Founder of the UX Writers Collective
Team lead for Amazon customer service UX writing and conversational interface designers. Former principal content designer for Intuit TurboTax. UX writing pioneer.
UX Writing & Voice Lead, Amazon Customer Service
CEO of the UX Writers Collective. Former lead digital copywriter at MYOB, Australia’s largest accounting software company. Content strategist with clients including KPMG, Dropbox, Data Republic and more.
CEO, UX Writers Collective
Author of the UX Writing Jobs newsletter, and a full-time instructional design leader at WhiteHat.org.
Instructional Design Leader, WhiteHat.org
Jeneba was most recently a Senior Product Content Strategist for AvidXchange.
Product Content Strategist
Director of UX Content Strategy & Design at Charter Communications. Previous experience at Disney, AOL, and MSN.
Director of UX Content Strategy and Design, Charter Communications
Time estimates fall around 20-40 hours of study and practice work for this course depending on your speed. There are 7 units in the UX Writing course. Each unit is broken down into a series of 4-6 lessons with practice quizzes and reviews along the way. To be certified, you must receive a passing score on a challenging UX Writing final project and a final exam.
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.
By the end of the course, you’ll have built your first UX Writing samples to include in your writing portfolio.
- A computer with the latest version of Chrome
- A broadband internet connection
- Fluent English writing proficiency
- Some familiarity with UX terms and methods
- Self-motivated and able to learn by reading and writing
- A Google account for sharing with instructors
- A quiet space and a love for great communication
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Free lessons: dive into UX Writing Fundamentals
Still curious? Check out the first two lessons of the UX Writing Fundamentals course, for free!