This essay originally appeared in Issue 025 of my UX Writing Events newsletter. You may have read that Facebook’s content strategy team is now their content design team. In the relatively small world of UX content people like you and me, it’s generated a lot of discussion. I’ve been bothered by how narrow and 1-dimensional the conversation has…Continue readingContent strategy is not just one thing
A collection of articles you’ll want to send to someone else.Continue readingThe Most Useful Articles about UX Content and Design
If I could nominate one book to be our UX Writing Bible, it would be the Yahoo! Style Guide.Continue readingThe UX Writing Bible
Some thoughts on producing high-quality design articles that actually get shared.Continue readingFour Tips on Writing About Design
Whether you’re applying to be a UX writer, content strategist, product content strategist, or product designer, your portfolio should tell a story about YOU.Continue readingWhat should I put in my UX content portfolio?
There’s no magic bullet for getting your first official UX writing job. No single experience, program, or certification will put your resume on the top of the stack or get you that callback. Before you spend money on a camp or certificate, consider what you need to get out the program. That’s what should guide you. Will…Continue readingHow do I get started in UX writing?
UX writing is less “writing, but apps” and more “design, but words”. What I mean by that is that UX writing is primarily a UX design specialization. UX writers typically focus on interface copy and language while working collaboratively as part of a design team on a specific product or feature, rather than working solo…Continue readingWhat is UX Writing?
If you don’t articulate and assign the writing role, then either everyone is the writer, or no one is the writer. Neither situation is fun.Continue readingWho should own the text in our design process?
The project managers turns to you and asks: “How long is it going to take to write this?” Hoo boy. It’s time to proceed very, very carefully.Continue readingHow do you estimate the time needed for doing the writing?
My first book, Writing for Designers, was released by A Book Apart one year ago today. Personally, much of the past year has been a blur. I experienced a profound loss in December in the death of my mother, a scant 68 days after the book was first released. Reflecting on a year since the…Continue readingA Year of Writing for Designers