UX Writing Weekly #150

Our favorite articles and podcasts from the past 150 weeks!
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WHATโ€™S INSIDE โœ๏ธ

For the past 150 weeks, weโ€™ve been sending our weekly UX writing newsletter. So many things have changed in the field since issue #1 that we thought itโ€™d be fun to look back at some of our favorite content created by UX Writing Hub team members and friends.

👩โ€👦 In one of our first issues, Yuval wrote a letter to his mother explaining just what UX writing is all about. A great intro to the field for moms, dads, grandparents, or anyone!

โœ๏ธ Now that your parents are sold on the benefits, itโ€™s time to convince your boss too. Here, Anja Wedberg will help your company get started with UX writing.

🧑โ€🏫 UX Writing Academy mentor and community leader Andrew Astleford always makes time for others. Read his story on mentoring and the power of learning together.

The power of UX Writing mentoring: An inspirational journey

🚫 Still writing whoopsy-doopsy error messages? Meg Long will set you straight.

Best 10 Examples And Guidelines For Error Messages

🌐 Revisit why localization experts make for great UX writers with Pieterjan Benoit.

4 reasons localization experts are a perfect fit for UX writing

โœ’๏ธ UX Writing Hub editor Aaron Raizen takes a contrarian approach and explores the nuances of passive voice.

What Every UX Writer Needs to Know About Passive Voice


Here are a few listener-favorite podcast episodes.

📚 Nicole Michaelis is well-known and respected in the field. This frank chat covers things like psychedelics, ageism, reading two books a week, and much more.
Ditch the voice and tone with Nicole Michaelis

🙅 Best-selling author Nir Eyal knows a thing or two about getting users hooked on a product. But he also has great advice on promoting ethical design, dark patterns, and more.
A practical guide to ethical design with best selling author Nir Eyal

👍 In one of our most popular episodes, Matt Hayes shares practical tips for a successful UX writing process.
The Ultimate UX Writing Process with Matt Hayes

🎬 It all started with Oz Chen, who shared insights on content strategy at Disney, the ROI of UX writing, and how to break into the field.
A UX Writing Journey with Oz Chen from Disney


Enough said:


Weโ€™ve featured Nathan Mudaliarโ€™s portfolio so many times that he actually sent us a list of other awesome portfolios, which we still use! (Thanks Nathan!)

But for old timesโ€™ sakeโ€”and for the last timeโ€”here is CORTEX COPYWRITER: a cortex-blowing portfolio experience.


Greta van der Merwe was in our first UX Writing Academy cohort and has since gone on to UX writing stardomโ€”most recently as a head of content design at Huspy. She possesses a remarkable ability to make you laugh and think at the same time.

6 pictures that sum up my life as a UX Writer


On behalf of Yuval and the rest of the team at the UX Writing Hub, we want to extend a big thank you to our UX Writing Academy mentors, community contributors and members, podcast and live event guests, newsletter subscribers, and many others.

Itโ€™s the community that helps make this field so special, so thank you for being part of it

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Thatโ€™s all for this weekโ€”next week itโ€™s back to normal. See you then!

โ€” Written and curated by Yuval Keshtcher, Aaron Raizen, and the UX Writing Hub team โ€”

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