Technical Writing 1 covers the critical basics of technical writing such as identifying your audience, sentence length, active voice vs passive voice, using lists to structure your content, and more. Detailed information on the course contents and (optional) pre-class content can be found here.
Learn how Google teaches tech writing to software engineers and people in engineering-adjacent roles (such as product managers).
Although the course is designed for engineers looking to ramp up their tech writing skills, this workshop is also recommended for seasoned technical writers who want to train engineers in their own organization on tech writing basics (Google's tech writing courses are free to use).
No prior knowledge is required. Note that a Google account is required to access the exercise materials we'll use during the course.
Dirk has 15 years of experience as a technical writer and is based in Zurich, Switzerland. He joined Google's Security Engineering team as a technical writer at the beginning of 2020. Areas of interest include authoring tools and workflows, information architecture, and all types of nerdy questions related to technical writing style guidelines.