Writing for Designers

I wrote a book called Writing for Designers.

Photograph of print and digital editions of Writing for Designers.

It’s 65 pages, give or take, and part of the Briefs series from A Book Apart. It explains how to get the writing done on design projects.

You can get it as an ebook, a paperback, or as part of a hardcover anthology series.

With a design-thinking approach, Scott offers a unique perspective on how to make the most out of your written communication, and how to reach your audience in a more effective way. - Una Kravets

I wrote this book for designers who know that words and writing are important, but haven’t found the book that makes writing “click”. Their eyes glaze over when people talk about passive voice and Oxford commas and dangling modifiers and other boring stuff. They’re used to learning things on their own and just need a good foundation to go from to get better with writing. If that sounds like you, or someone on your team, you’ve found the right book.

Writing for Designers has four chapters, plus an introduction, plus a lovely foreword from designer Dan Brown. It is an intentionally-brief 65 pages, so you can get just enough guidance to move forward with confidence, get back to work, and get the writing done.

Each chapter guides you through part of the high-level workflow you’ll follow to do the writing:

  1. Prepare (to do the writing)
  2. Compose (the words)
  3. Edit (what you wrote)
  4. Finish (the damn writing)

I’ve been the “word guy” on a lot of design teams, and I’ve taught designers, developers, marketers, business execs, and even other writers how to get the writing done in a design context. I hope my book can help you, too.

Testimonial that reads: Thanks for writing Writing for designers It has helped me, a UX generalist and non-writer, in almost all of my projects.
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