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
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