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Writing for coders

Writing for Coders

We're running a four-week, intensive technical writing course, specifically for people with a background in software engineering.

You'll need to dedicate 15-20 hours per week. The course is fully remote, and you can join from anywhere in the world, but most people will likely be in a UTC+1 or UTC+2 timezone.

If you're a software engineer, improving your writing skills will help you in many ways:

  • You'll be able to communicate better with technical and non-technical colleagues and customers. Especially with the rise of remote working, being able to structure sentences and paragraphs well will make your life easier (and probably help your career advancement)
  • It will open up other roles. While many software engineers don't need to write that much, product managers, engineering managers, VPs, and CTOs need to write a lot, and your writing skills will likely be assessed directly or indirectly if you aspire towards those roles.
  • If you consult or freelance either in addition to your day job, or as your primary income source, writing blogs, guides, and other text-based resources is one of the best ways to win new clients.
  • Writing technical books, blogs, or courses is a great way to make some side income.


The course will be run mainly in our community Slack group. You'll be working through chapters of the book On Writing Well and sharing your technical expertise with participants from the other half of the course (Coding for Writers), while also getting feedback from the Ritza team.

  • We'll start on Monday, 4 July 2022 and run through Friday, 29 July 2022.
  • There will be a weekly Zoom call, but otherwise all work and communication will be done asynchronously, via Slack.
  • There is a joining fee of $100.
  • For each person who pays the joining fee, we are making one scholarship place available for someone who cannot afford the fee.
  • There will be a maximum of 12 participants (though likely fewer as this is the second ever time we are running the course).

Sign up

  • To apply, please fill out the Google Form.

  • We'll review your application and make contact within three working days.

  • If you are accepted (and have not applied for the scholarship option), we'll send you a payment link for the joining fee (to be paid by credit or debit card, other options available on request).
  • You will be accepted if:
    • You have some demonstrable writing experience.
    • You can commit to 15-20h/week.
    • There are places available in your category (paid or scholarship).