Free technical writing courses

Every software engineer is also a writer. Improve your technical writing skills by taking one of Google's free technical writing courses. We've aimed these courses at people in the following roles:

  • professional software engineers
  • computer science students
  • engineering-adjacent roles, such as product managers

The courses are free, fun, and valuable to your career. Thousands of Google software engineers have taken and loved these courses. Note that these courses focus on technical writing, not on general English writing or business writing.

You need at least a little writing proficiency in English, but you don't need to be a strong writer to take these courses. You will find these courses easier to understand if you have at least a little background in coding, though you don't need to be an expert coder.

We're currently offering the following two courses:

  • Technical Writing One, which covers the critical basics of technical writing.
  • Technical Writing Two, which covers intermediate topics in technical writing.

Each course consists of the following two parts:

  • self-paced online pre-class material
  • virtual live sessions

Though not a requirement, we strongly recommend doing the self-paced online pre-class material prior to attending the virtual live sessions. Click one of the following links to access the self-paced online pre-class material:

Schedule

No need to preregister. To attend a live session, just click the appropriate Google Meet link.

Course Time* Google Meet link
Technical Writing One 7:30am - 10:00am on February 10, 2021 PT Click to join class
Technical Writing Two 11:00am - 1:30pm on February 24, 2021 PT Click to join class
Technical Writing One 9:00am - 11:30am on March 5, 2021 GMT
14:30pm - 17:00pm on March 5, 2021 IST
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Technical Writing One 8:00am - 10:30am on March 10, 2021 PT Click to join class
Technical Writing Two 9:00am - 11:30am on March 26, 2021 GMT
14:30pm - 17:00pm on March 26, 2021 IST
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Technical Writing Two 8:00am - 10:30am on March 31, 2021 PT Click to join class
Technical Writing Two 14:00pm - 16:30pm on April 20, 2021 AEST
9:30am - 12:00 noon on April 20, 2021 IST
12:00 noon - 14:30pm on April 20, 2021 SGT
Click to join class

A variety of facilitators will lead these sessions.

* Time zones:

  • AEST: Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC +10)
  • AEDT: Australian Eastern Daylight Time (UTC +11)
  • GMT: Greenwich Mean Time (UTC +0)
  • IST: India Standard Time (UTC +5.30)
  • PT: Pacific Time (UTC -8)
  • SGT: Singapore Time (UTC +8)