Becoming a UX Writer from Scratch with Sarah Kessler of Gympass


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Episode Summary

Sarah Kessler went from zero product experience to landing a UX writing job at the unicorn company Gympass in only two years. In this episode of Writers in Tech, she shares how she got there and what she did to position herself as a UX writer.

Sarah decided to look for work in the tech industry after feeling burned out from customer service jobs. When she discovered UX writing and content design, she was hooked straight away.

A few things we chatted about:

  • The importance of enjoying work
  • Why you don’t have to be technical to work in tech
  • Finding your niche within UX writing
  • How marketing books can help new UX writers

Useful Links

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Books recommended in the show:

Positioning: How to be seen and heard in the overcrowded marketplace
The 22 immutable laws of marketing

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