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The UX Writing Bible

If I could nominate one book to be our UX Writing Bible, it would be the Yahoo! Style Guide.Continue readingThe UX Writing Bible

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Four Tips on Writing About Design

Some thoughts on producing high-quality design articles that actually get shared.Continue readingFour Tips on Writing About Design

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What should I put in my UX content portfolio?

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?

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How do I get started in UX writing?

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?

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What is 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?

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Who should own the text in our design process?

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?

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How do you estimate the time needed for doing the writing?

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?

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A Year of Writing for Designers

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

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Talking to myself to others

The recording is up from my How to Get the Writing Done webinar this week for Gather Content. I think it’s a good one. Leading a one-to-many webinar is a strange affair. Me, alone in my office, wearing a headset, talking out loud at what I hope is a normal volume to an audience of…Continue readingTalking to myself to others

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Interview: The Write Stuff

Corey Gwin is building a writing app called Blurt. To promote the app, he’s been writing about writing. To promote my book, I’ve been tweeting about writing. I tweeted out one of the things he wrote, which made him notice me, and then he asked me to do a video interview for a series he’s…Continue readingInterview: The Write Stuff