UX Writing Weekly #175

𝘈𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘢𝘵 𝘢 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘮 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘞𝘪𝘹 | Issue #175 (Mar 16th, 2022)
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WHAT’S INSIDE ✍



Issue #175 (Mar 16th, 2022) 

  • Designers and writers in harmony

  • The brands customers want to sound like

  • Building a writing team from scratch

  • New UX writing fundamentals workshop!

ARTICLES 📰

☯️ Some things just go together: peas & carrots, peanut butter & jelly, copying & pasting, and of course, designers and writers! But optimizing that relationship isn’t always easy. Here are some great approaches and tips from the team at Wix.


Finding harmony between UX designers and UX writers


🗣️ Need some voice & tone inspiration? Here are one writer’s five most frequently cited examples of the brand voice his customers want to emulate. Some easy predictions and one surprise! 


Tone of Voice: reviewing good examples and best practices

✏️ Need to build a team of writers from scratch? Not sure how to start? Don’t fret! Here are some practical steps you can take including defining roles, setting meeting schedules, and more.
 


Starting from scratch — how I’ve approached building my new team at Flo

MICROCOPY BITE 💬

Sometimes it’s nice to have a little fun.


PILLARS OF COMMUNITY 🏛


Join the conversations below:

UPSKILL: LIVE EVENTS & MORE 📚

Workshop:

We’re super happy to announce an upcoming workshop together with Smashing Magazine! Four live sessions will cover UX writing basics between May 18–26.


The Fundamentals of UX Writing Workshop

Resources:


Here are 9 Resources for Digital Product Designers courtesy of UserActive. Thanks so much for the shout-out!

JOBS 👔


Ready for life in the Dashlane? This password manager and digital wallet application is looking for a Senior UX Writer (Remote Eligible - EU & US)


The Arc Agency needs a UX Writer for an Architectural Website (Australia, Remote)


Fantastic opportunity for a UX Writing Intern at UserTesting! (Toronto, ON)


Not what you’re looking for? Then be sure to:

PORTFOLIO 🎨


Aimee Quantrill's minimalist approach projects a calm confidence …


https://cargocollective.com/aimeequantrill

KICKS 'N' GIGGLES 😆

VOX POPULI 🗣️


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