Technical Writing: Portfolio Development


Course Details

  • Location: UW Seattle
  • Duration: 9 weeks
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost : $1,070

Next Start Date:

January 9, 2019

This course is part of a certificate program. You can also take it without enrolling in the program.

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About this Course

A technical writing portfolio is an ever-evolving showcase of your work that reflects your skills and accomplishments; it serves as your most valuable tool for marketing yourself to potential employers. In this course, you’ll continue to add to your toolbox of professional technical writing skills as you refine your work. By the end of the course you’ll have planned, developed and iterated on one or more substantial work samples, and produced an outstanding contribution to your portfolio.

What You'll Learn

  • Audience and task analysis principles
  • Content project planning methods
  • Content usability testing and validation techniques
  • Expository content development best practices
  • How to capture the narrative story of your content project for your portfolio

Program Overview

This course is part of the Certificate in Professional Technical Writing.

Learning Format


Attend classes part time at one of our convenient locations in the Puget Sound region. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. Learn More »

Course Sessions


Meet your instructor

Carl Chatfield

Technical Communicator and Project Manager


You'll earn 3 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this course. Learn more about noncredit courses.