It’s not easy to build a complex set of interrelated, esoteric skills in an ever-evolving landscape of people and technology and business. But it would be weird if it were easy.Continue readingCuddle the Muddle: Paths into UX Content
You can’t climb a non-existent fence.Continue readingOn the Value of Content Design: Proving or Providing?
Semantic soup, jargon mismatches, imposter syndrome, and more can all conspire to suck your confidence heading into an interview for a new content strategy, UX writing, or content design job. I’ve got some tips to help you get through it. Video Links Content and UX Slack Community UX Writing Events Put the Work Before the…Continue readingHow do I approach a content strategy job interview with confidence?
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?