UX Writing Weekly #165

In 2022, we're setting the record straight! -
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Well hello, 2022! What do you say we shake things up a bit?

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Issue #165 (Jan 5th, 2022)

  • UX Writing vs. Content Design: setting the record straight
  • What NOT to put in a UX writing job post
  • Live event with a Norman Nielsen Group expert
  • Two separate Klingon references in the resources (Find โ€˜em both!)

🆚 UX writing and content design: separate terms, but is there any real difference between them in practice? This comprehensive and controversial article/podcast sets the record straight and drops some bombshell revelations along the way.

โš ๏ธ Youโ€™ve been warned:
UX Writing vs. Content Design โš ๏ธ

👔 OK, so youโ€™re ready to hire that UX writer/content designer. Now what? Here are some handy tips on what not to ask of your candidates, by UXWA mentor Bala Meenakshisundaram.

Things that donโ€™t belong in a UX Writer job post

โš•๏ธ โ€œDesigning a healthcare product carries great challenges in terms of inclusivity, privacy and accessibility. Writing is an essential part of it.โ€

How writing for health made me a better UX writer


This modal pop-up from Signal (Elon Muskโ€™s preferred alternative to Whatsapp) breaks microcopy rule #1: clarity. Whatโ€™s a โ€œSustainer?โ€ What does โ€œpowered by people like meโ€ mean? What would I be contributing?

(Next week, we'll feature an example of good microcopy from Signal.)

Hot topics and trending posts from community members. Join the conversations below!


Free event:
Imagine a user survey. Now imagine one created by experts from the Norman Nielsen Group.

Join User Experience Specialist Alita Joyce and take your survey game to the next level.

Free event on Thursday, Jan 13th. Register now: How to Create Effective Online Surveys

Only about 20 early registration discounts remain for UX Salon WORDS 2022 - A Conference for Writers in Tech. (Mar 7th)

Sign up early and save with a 10% discount code: UXWritingHub10.


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Itโ€™s 2022, and jobs are still being slashed!

Check out the full job board for more positions for UX writers, content designers, or whatever the cool kids are calling it these days.

upload a position and get featured in next week's edition.


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