UX Writing Weekly #174

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Free event tomorrow with web visionary Gerry McGovern: Top Tasks: Prioritizing what is important

WHAT’S INSIDE ✍


Issue #174 (Mar 9th, 2022) 

  • Very special free event TOMORROW!

  • Can a bank sound friendly?

  • Great tips for better alt texts

  • The cheekiest UX portfolio out there

ARTICLES 📰

🏦 Data from our ongoing salary survey is showing us that fintech is one of the largest fields for UX writers. UXWA alumna and DBS bank assistant vice president Naomi Goh shares her insights on voice & tone at Asia’s largest bank.


Can a bank sound friendly and professional?

🦮 Here are some excellent tips on writing better alt texts, including examples, custom vs automatic descriptions, and more.  


A guide to writing accessible image captions

🦏 Sure, you know your UX copy is perfect. But convincing others isn’t always easy. Two examples and seven tips to get stakeholders on board.


How to get your UX writing approved by your stakeholders

MICROCOPY BITE 💬

Love this "10 sec" microcopy from Simple.ink.


PILLARS OF COMMUNITY 🏛


Join the conversations below:

UPSKILL: LIVE EVENTS & MORE 📚

Special free event TOMORROW! (March 10th)


How can we make sure that our designs truly serve impatient users online? Renowned author and web visionary Gerry McGovern will share his proven method for cutting through the clutter and serving our customers and users.


Top Tasks: Prioritizing what is important

Workshop: (May 18–26)


Have you ever thought about what it’s like to actually work as a UX writer or content designer? Do you want to break into this booming field but aren’t sure where to start?


Check out: The Fundamentals of UX Writing Workshop by Smashing Magazine

JOBS 👔


Are you a UX Writer with deep experience in complex UX workflows? Join Anecdotes for this hybrid position in Tel Aviv


StudySmarter is looking for a UX writer in München.


And as always:

PORTFOLIO ‘N’ GIGGLES 🎨😅


This week’s portfolio is, well, special. A tongue-in-cheek "honest"  version of a UX portfolio. Check out projects like "Some sort of [Finance] thing" for the Boring Corporate client.


https://honest-ux-design-portfolio.webflow.io/

#StandWithUkraine 🇺🇦

https://supportukrainenow.org

VOX POPULI 🗣️


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See you next week!


— Written and curated by Yuval Keshtcher, Aaron Raizen, and the UX Writing Hub team —