UX Writing Weekly #105

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Getting non-writers on your team to write better copy -
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WHAT'S INSIDE

Issue #105 (Nov. 11th, 2020)
  • Keeping non-writers in line 📏
  • Making offers they can’t refuse 🤝
  • Robots are taking our writing jobs? 🦾
  • Day drinking for children 🍸


WEBINAR

🎙️ Great new webinar coming up with Matt Hayes of LinkedIn. It’s all about how a simple set of guidelines for non-UX writers can dramatically free up UX writer bandwidth to cover interesting projects instead of just proofreading all day. We’ll let him sum it up:



TOP ARTICLES & TOOLS

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🤝 What’s the number one underappreciated skill for a UX writer? Negotiation.

Be it with product managers or stakeholders, learning how to say no with grace, choosing your words wisely, using data, and more can do wonders for your career. Find out how in:

Why UX Writers Need to Work on Their Negotiation Skills

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👍 👎 OK, so this one hit a little close to home. NN/g does it again with an insightful, data-based look at how emojis in the subject line influence how an email is perceived.

Don’t worry thoughβ€”our writing hand emoji isn’t going anywhere. ✍️

Emojis in Email Subject Lines: Advantage or Impediment?

🤷 Looking for yet another forum to chat about UX writing and microcopy? Hey, why not? Check out this subreddit, the art of microcopy.
🦾 We often talk about how the future belongs to writers and that you can future-proof your career through UX writing. But what if robots start writing copy too? Are we all doomed!

Check out this cool new tool that lets you compose high-performing, audience-based ad copy in seconds.

https://www.copy.ai



MICROCOPY 'N' GIGGLES!


🍸 Thanks, Damian Corrigan, for the post and comment: Because kids are also finding the existential angst of 2020 a bit too much to cope with.
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PORTFOLIO
🎨 Say OlΓ‘ to Catarina Abreu: curious mind and dreamy UX Writer from Porto, Portugal. Simple, clear layout with some great UX writing and copywriting examples. Love the use of notion.so here as well.

https://www.notion.so/Catarina-Abreu-s-Portfolio-6fbc3577a8854dd29c5b3a29f0e19ca0



BLAST FROM THE PAST
🤖 Back in February, we had a fantastic chat with Amir Shevatβ€”a bot designer who’s worked on projects for Google, Slack, and Twitchβ€”about creating conversation design. Don't miss it!

How to design a bot in 2020



UX WRITING JOBS
👔 Welcome 🇬🇷 Greece to the job board. Plus, some great positions up and down the West Coast in the USA.

And as always, whether you’re looking to hire or be hired:



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