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UXCC course instructors share their unique backgrounds, insights, and advice for fellow UX content people. This time, we chat with Daree Allen Nieves.
UX writing is rarely considered the most emotional expression of the written word—until two UX writing teams transformed error messages into poems.
Curious about convo design? Up for a challenge? See how Joel Ramey completed each daily prompt and put your skills to the test!
Check out the first two lessons from the Career Course!
In this episode, Jane Ruffino talks to Patrick about how she bridges digital archaeology with the world of content design.
In this episode, Andrea Drugay of Slack shares her experience to date and talks to Patrick about bridging the internal and external product experience.
AI (artificial intelligence) tools are getting smarter and smarter. In this interview, UX Writers Collective founder Bobbie Wood weighs in on their future impact to the field.
Gordon reveals the hottest UX writing job trends to look out for this year!
Uzoma shares her tips on how to create a UX writing position where positions are scarce or don’t exist by creating a pitch portfolio!
Are your CTAs serving a specific purpose or are they acting more like fillers? Alice Chen argues that descriptive CTAs are more accessible, SEO-friendly, and contribute to a better user experience!
Companies often list “native English speaker” as a requirement but are they missing out on first-class writing talent? Dragana explains why non-native English speakers actually make for great UX writers!
In this episode, Patrick chats with Yael, Duaa, and Vicki about their experience at the 2020 Button conference. They discuss preparation leading up to the conference, what it was like as a fully remote digital conference, and what all the generous knowledge share from speakers and attendees means for the future of the industry.
Everyone on a design team should know how to work in Sketch or Figma. So…shouldn’t everyone know how to write microcopy?
Cayla thought she was going to start in-office at Microsoft, enjoying the perks that come with joining a major tech company. However, as a class of COVID graduate, she found herself starting her new, big role working from home. She shares her insights and lessons she’s learned along the way.
In this episode, Patrick speaks with Jessica and Jolena about their product Ditto, what it means for UX writers and content strategists, how they developed the product, what it’s like going through the Y Combinator process, and where they want to take it.
Patrick and Tamara talk about what makes working at Spotify so great, and the skills needed there to succeed and a UX writer.
Pembroke King, UX Writer at Catawiki, describes every step in detail on how she completed the UX writing challenge that got her the job!
In this conversation with Patrick and Ben Barone-Nugent, they cover: what’s it like to work at Netflix, do you succeed as a UX writer / content designer there and much more.
In this podcast, Patrick chat with Andy and Michael about their new book “Writing is Designing.”
Gordon MacRae is an instructional designer, product manager, UX writer, and more. In this podcast, Patrick and Gordon talk about everything to do with hiring UX writers in 2020, and getting hired.
Bobbie introduces how UX writing has evolved as its own discipline in the tech industry in a recent webinar with IxDA Dubai. She explains why UX writing is essential to product success and customer happiness.
In a recent webinar for UXPA International on Content Testing and Research, Bobbie talks about the importance of testing content and how to do it in different scenarios.
Expert in taxonomy and Image Librarian at Primark, Alice Walsh shares the fundamentals of metadata for beginners in the field.
Angela Gordon describes what it’s like working on a team of UX writers at Dropbox.
Ryan Farrell, creator of the Daily UX Writing Challenge, chats with Patrick on the skills they think are underrated in the UX writing community and more.
Joel Ramey shares insights from UX writing portfolio reviews by experts in the industry.
Get 12 pieces of essential UX writing wisdom from the first year of the Writers of Silicon Valley podcast
Annie Adams shares her experience on working as a UX writer in the fashion industry.
Alexandra gives a comprehensive list of resources and tips on how to start building and growing your network.
Patrick interviews Hillary Black, chatbot extraordinaire and author of “How To Design A Chatbot” on how to create chatbots people actually use.
Anna shares her best practices on how to go from writing meant for reading to writing for hearing.
Patrick interviews Kathryn Strauss, Senior UX Writer at Square about how writers can participate in UX research, the future of the industry, and the types of skills it takes to be a really good UX Writer and Content Strategist.
When it comes to user experience (UX) writing, every word matters. UX writer Michael Winnington explains why localization should be at the forefront of your thinking.
Get the best tips for structuring your UX writing portfolio from Andy Welfle, Adobe Content Strategy lead and hiring manager, and co-author of “Writing is Designing”.
Sophie Tahran is Senior UX Writer for The New Yorker at Condé Nast. She started writing at Lyft and lead UX writing at InVision. Patrick Stafford interviewed Sophie about her work in UX writing.
Heather McBride shares her UX writing interview experience and discusses in detail what you can expect in your upcoming UX job interview.
Roy West is the design director, UX Writing, at Uber. But his UX writing career extends beyond that into Google, NeXT and more. Patrick Stafford interviewed Roy about his work in UX writing.
Want to learn how to write and design chatbots? This guide will give you everything you need to know. No coding required!
Influencing without authority is a skill that UX writers need to learn – and here’s how.
Read the results of our UX writer salary survey, and find out the average UX writer salary in your area.
After some waiting, some tinkering, and a lot of work on our end, our next course is finally available: introducing the new way to boost your digital strategy skills… The
Since we launched the UX Writing Fundamentals course, we knew we wanted to expand into other areas. CX Writing seemed the perfect next step. There’s so much to teach when
When the UX Writers Collective launched in January, the original vision was to offer a UX Writing Fundamentals course, and then an Advanced UX Writing course. Instead, we’re now offering
In mid-2018, we formed the UX Writers Collective and began writing all of the content for the Fundamentals course. We had a vision: with so many companies needing UX writers
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