Taking Bobby’s Become a Technical Writer course has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The course sets itself apart with its hands-on, practical, and realistic approach. I’ve never had a professor who was so involved and dedicated to his student’s success from the moment the course began, during the course, and beyond. Of course, one must put in the work to succeed in this course, but it really makes a huge difference to have someone help you navigate the questions that may come up be it in interviews, the course itself or any matters relating to technical writing, and Bobby was able to provide these. If you’re thinking of taking a leap into the field of technical writing, consider taking this course. It can make all the difference.
Testimonial from Linz, September, 2021
I’ve been yearning to become a technical writer for the past year but had found it challenging to find jobs because I had no prior background as a technical writer. In addition, it was also hard to find courses that provided a solid foundation for beginners – until I chanced upon Bobby’s course earlier this year.Bobby’s course provided me with the fundamentals needed to be a technical writer. Throughout the entire course, I picked up new tools that were essential for technical writers and even had practice interviews with Bobby, which would prepare me to become a technical writer.After completion of the course earlier May, I was eventually offered a full-time role as a technical writer! I can say that Bobby’s course has proven to be extremely beneficial, where I had used the skills gained from the course to break into technical writing.Thank you again, Bobby, for this wonderful course (which was worth every penny). I’d highly recommend anyone who’s looking to get into technical writing to sign up here today.
Testimonial from Cherie (Singapore), October, 2021
BTW’s Jump School was a great way for me to learn the basics of technical writing in a reasonable amount of time. As an introduction to various kinds of software and approaches to developing flow charts and user guides, this course puts it all together in an efficient and effective way.Bobby is a teacher who is generous with his time and attention when students need encouragement in improving writing pieces or in their applications to find work. I highly recommend taking this course!
Testimonial from Monica, September, 2021
“I took a software development “bootcamp” that required us to write weekly blog posts. All of my posts were curated on Medium and I discovered that not only was I good at writing, I enjoyed it more than the coding I did for the course. Afterwards, I decided to pursue technical writing as a career. However, I didn’t know how or where to start and I only had my blog posts for portfolio pieces. That’s where Bobby Kennedy’s Jump School came to the rescue. Jump School walked me through the fundamentals of technical writing, starting with a general overview, basic concepts, and straightforward exercises. The coursework gradually became more complex and introduced me to several technologies and tools that technical writers use in the real world. By the time I finished I had several more portfolio-ready pieces in addition to my blog posts – and a portfolio thanks to the section in the course on how to build one. Two months after completing Jump School I got a contract position with a Silicon Valley startup, and I’m still working there today. Jump School, along with your interest in all things technical and knowledge of coding, can help you get started in the technical writing industry.”
Testimonial from Lynn, August, 2021
A Million Times Better Than Coursera
Bobby’s technical writing course is top notch. I took it alongside Coursera’s technical writing course and, without a doubt, Bobby’s instruction, availability, and clever assignments are a million times better. In addition to covering technical writing itself, he provides instruction on several helpful modules that are hard to find elsewhere, covering things like marketing and interviewing. But perhaps the best thing about the course is Bobby’s generosity with his time. In addition to course material, he facilitates many one-on-one meetings, class meetings, and is overall very eager to answer all sorts of questions. 10/10 would recommend.Shortly after finishing the course, I got my first technical writing job, but it didn’t pay well. I accepted because 1) I was currently unemployed due to the pandemic, 2) I wanted some first-hand experience with technical writing, and 3) I figured I’d still learn some things along the way. After about three months, I decided I wanted to find a new position that better supported me. I chatted with Bobby and he assuaged some of my fears around leaving my current company and helped me prepare for future interviews. Once I started applying for positions again, it didn’t take that long for an offer to come around. After about six weeks, I was in the final round of interviews for two different companies. I accepted an 80k position with a software company. This isn’t too bad for a tech writer with less than a year of “technical writing” experience!
Testimonial from Nathan, March, 2021
Good for Experienced Writers, Too
I enrolled in BTW’s Tech Writing Jump School after working 2 years as a tech writer.
Although I had relevant professional experience, I was hoping to maybe learn a handy tool or two, fill any gaps in my current knowledge with advice from an experienced tech writer, learn more about how to market my skills in the freelancing world, and get some experience with remote, international interviews.
I’m glad to share that the course fulfilled my expectations completely and I feel ready to kickstart my freelancing career in tech writing from Eastern Europe.
Bobby provided some extremely helpful suggestions and is still incredibly responsive whenever I have any questions. I’m really grateful for this experience! Can’t recommend this course more. I hope this testimonial helps you decide.
Svetoslav, October, 2020
I’ve found the course very helpful for two primary reasons. Firstly, it has shown me that the bar to entering that the field of tech writing is not as high as I’d imagined and that I do not need to go get an expensive degree or certificate from a college/university. The portfolio that I’m building during the course and some additional work along the same lines should be enough to get a break into the industry.
Secondly, and more importantly, I have access to Bobby’s decades of industry experience. I feel that alone is worth the fee! Bobby is extremely helpful and speaking to him in person both on a one-on-one basis and through group discussions has been invaluable. I’ve learned more in the past few weeks than I did after months of reading various online forums.
Another highlight has been interacting with the other course takers. We had done a through a round of mock interviews, where we (and Bobby) interviewed each other for tech writing jobs. As someone who hadn’t done this in a long time, I found the exercise highly informative and beneficial.
Sachin: August, 2020
Become a Technical Writer accurately describes what you get when you pay for this course. Bobby covers the basics of technical writing. He removes the illusions and lets you clearly see what a technical writer is and what a technical writer does. He also gives you the tools to launch your own portfolio and practice interview skills. You come away with many resources to help you land a great job or improve your technical communication skills. At the end of the course, you will have several pieces to include in a polished portfolio. If you’re looking to launch a Technical Writing career, take this course.
Testimonial from Bridget, Spring 2022
For gaining real-world skills and guidance, I recommend Bobby and the Become Technical Writer course hands down. Between the modules, hands-on assignments, and Bobby’s guidance you will have the tools you need to build a solid foundation in technical communication.
Shane, August, 2022