Personal growth for UX writers with Andrew Astleford

 

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Episode Summary

Content strategist and UX writing mentor Andrew Astleford is always happy to share his journey from journalism to UX writing. He is full of good advice about personal growth, and this is also the recurring theme in this episode.

During his time at CallRail, he had the chance to combine UX writing and content design with video editing. This is a fab example of how we can grow beyond our job description and apply UX principles in new ways.

We also chatted about:

๐Ÿ’ก The value of having โ€“ and being โ€“ a mentor

๐Ÿ’ก How UX writers can use their skills to create video content

๐Ÿ’ก Using analytics to improve UX

๐Ÿ’ก What happens in UX writing interviews

๐Ÿ’ก The benefits of attending interviews, even if we don’t get the job

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