UX Writing for Beginners

A course by Pedro Quintino
UX Writer. Lisbon, Portugal.
Joined December 2020
, UX Writer

Shape your user experience by exploring voice and tone, inclusivity, accessibility, and content organization while building a UX writing portfolio

  • 100% positive reviews (31)
  • 1325 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Shape your user experience by exploring voice and tone, inclusivity, accessibility, and content organization while building a UX writing portfolio

  • 100% positive reviews (31)
  • 1325 students
  • 16 lessons (2h 3m)
  • 34 additional resources (13 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Language plays a crucial role in nurturing the relationship between a product and its user. When designed with purpose, clarity, and empathy, UX writing can make an experience so seamless and intuitive it becomes a joy to use. For UX writer Pedro Quintino, it’s an opportunity to write in a more human-centered way for clients like, Chivas Regal, Nescafé, Corona Extra, and Santander.

In this online course, learn the essentials of UX writing and how to strategically apply it to the web or an app. Discover how words make experiences work, get a fresh perspective on writing, and build an impressive portfolio along the way.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. The Foundations of UX Writing
  • U3
    U3. Guidelines and Best Practices
  • U4
    U4. Writing for Components
  • U5
    U5. Extra Tips
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Meet Pedro Quintino, a UX writer, and your teacher for this course. Hear about his professional background that led him to work with household names like Nescafé and Nike, before exploring his influences and sources of inspiration.

Delve into the basics of UX writing, understand what a UX writer does, and how they collaborate with others in the design process. Discover how words can build a better user experience and different ways to add value to your content.

Deepen your understanding of how people read online, and how to write copy so that their experience is seamless. Pedro talks about how to apply voice and tone to your content, and shares some tips on how to develop your own guidelines. Learn how to edit your writing and organize content while keeping concepts like accessibility and inclusivity in mind.

Pedro then goes over the components of a user interface: onboarding, empty states, forms, buttons, and microcopy. Apply everything learned throughout the course to a mock-up on Figma, and learn how to assess error and success messages. Then learn how to write attention-grabbing push notifications and emails.

Wrap up the course by seeing how to conduct UX writing research and how to test different methods. Pedro also gives advice on how to build a striking UX portfolio.

What is this course's project?

Write crisp UX copy for an online fashion app, or a business of your choice, on Figma.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

The course is aimed at anyone interested in the UX field: writers, designers, developers, researchers, product owners, or product team leaders.

Requirements and materials

Some familiarity with UX is helpful, but not required.

To take this course, you need a computer with internet access, and a free Figma account.


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Pedro Quintino

A course by Pedro Quintino

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UX Writer

Pedro Quintino is a UX writer based in Lisbon, Portugal. Over the last ten years, he’s worked as a copywriter and UX writer for brands like Nike, Chivas Regal, Nescafé, Corona Extra, Santander, and Uphold.

When he’s not writing at his day job, Pedro teaches the art of designing with words at his workshops. He also organizes UX Writing Portugal meetups for his local community of over 700 members.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    The Foundations of UX Writing

    • The Structure of This Course
    • How Words Build Better Experiences
    • The UX Writer and the Product Team
  • U3

    Guidelines and Best Practices

    • How People Read on the Web
    • Voice and Tone
    • Accessibility and Inclusivity
    • Editing UX Writing
  • U4

    Writing for Components

    • Onboarding and Empty States
    • Forms, Tooltips, and Microcopy
    • Buttons and Links
    • Dialogs, Error and Success Messages
    • Push Notifications and Emails
  • U5

    Extra Tips

    • UX Writing Research
    • Building a Portfolio
  • FP

    Final project

    • Fundamentals of UX Writing for Beginners

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UX Writing for Beginners. Marketing, Business, Web, and App Design course by Pedro Quintino

UX Writing for Beginners

A course by Pedro Quintino
UX Writer. Lisbon, Portugal.
Joined December 2020
  • 100% positive reviews (31)
  • 1325 students