UX Writing Weekly #104

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WHAT'S INSIDE

Issue #104 (Nov. 4th, 2020)
  • Why UX Writing is good for business 💰
  • Augmented reality in your ears 🎧
  • The writer/designer ratio โ“
  • UX writing jobs around the world 🌐
TOP ARTICLES & DISCUSSIONS
💰 UX Writing: itโ€™s good for business.

This article shows just how impactful it can be using four case studies that demonstrate the benefits of quality copy. From reducing sales calls to better CTR and more, learn how quality UX copy can move the needle when it comes to business metrics.


How UX Copy Drives Better Business Results

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🎧 What if I told you that augmented reality was more than just Pokemon GO? In fact, what if it was something you listened to?

Marsbot is an app that recommends restaurants and more based on your location in a city. Until now, it used text messages โ€” but thatโ€™s about to change. Now, Marsbot for AirPods will whisper sweet little tidbits into your ear about places, objects, buildings, street art, and more as you stroll through the urban jungle of your choice.

Along with voice interface design, could this be another look into the future for writers in tech?

Introducing Marsbot for AirPods

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โ“ Recently, a question was posed: Is it normal to be the only writer on a design team of ~10 designers + PMs?

Answers ranged from โ€œYes, unfortunatelyโ€ to โ€œ10:1 if you're lucky.โ€œ
Check out the full discussion to see where things stand today with the writer to designer ratio.



MICROCOPY 'N' GIGGLES?


😐 A valiant effort, but one that wasnโ€™t very well received by community members. Funny or fail? Whatโ€™s your take?
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PORTFOLIO
🎨 Get to know Lizzie Kost, UX writer and researcher, at your service. Check out some fun stuff on her site, including work she did as part of the UX Writing Academy program.

https://www.lizziekost.com/

And while youโ€™re at it, be sure to join our UX Writers Talent Pool. Get seen first by top tech recruiters.

https://airtable.com/shrhdJ1thuiRQZ0Qt




BLAST FROM THE PAST
โœ๏ธ A recent discussion about passive voice in UX writing reminded us of an article by UX Writing Hub Chief Editor Aaron Raizen on the subject.

Find out the connection between E. B. White, Thomas Jefferson, Bill Gates, and the passive voice in:

What Every UX Writer Needs to Know About Passive Voice



UX WRITING JOBS
👔 This week, weโ€™re happy to welcome 🇵🇭 the Philippines to the job board. Plus, check out some great new UX writing positions around the world: San Francisco, New York, London, Tel Aviv, Shanghai, and remote!

And as always, whether youโ€™re looking to hire or be hired:



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See you next week!

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