UX Writing Weekly #150

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

👩‍👦 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!

✍️ Now that your parents are sold on the benefits, it’s time to convince your boss too. Here, Anja Wedberg will help your company get started with UX writing.

🧑‍🏫 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

βœ’οΈ 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:


We’ve featured Nathan Mudaliar’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 times’ sakeβ€”and for the last timeβ€”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 stardomβ€”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.

It’s the community that helps make this field so special, so thank you for being part of it

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That’s all for this weekβ€”next week it’s back to normal. See you then!

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

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