UX Writing Weekly #182

𝘠𝘰𝘶'𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘥!
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Today's the day: our first UX writing meetup on Twitter Space.

6 PM Israel ~ 4 PM U.K. ~ 11 AM East Coast ~ really really early in Hawaii.

WHAT’S INSIDE ✍


Issue #182 (May 4th, 2022) 

  • Ink thinking for better UX decisions

  • Spruce up that LinkedIn profile 

  • Landing freelance gigs: FREE live event

  • Your new word game addiction

ARTICLES 📰

📓 Constructive feedback is critical to professional development. But could the feedback we give to ourselves be the most helpful?


Meet "ink thinking"—a journaling method that harnesses the power of reflection to help you make better UX decisions.


Ink Thinking Improves UX-Decision Making

🧹 Goal: land a new UX writing gig. Obstacle: your LinkedIn profile is a giant mess. Solution: this awesome article with 5 easy steps to a shiny new LinkedIn profile


5 Ways To Update Your LinkedIn Profile For A Career in UX Writing

🌟 OK, so you’ve updated your LinkedIn profile. Now what? Take your personal brand to the next level with six hot tips from UXers at Indeed Design.

Building a Personal Brand to Boost Your UX Career

MICROCOPY BITE 💬

Nice copy and  feature from Google Docs, though I wonder about using the word "locale." Any other options come to mind? 



PILLARS OF COMMUNITY 🏛


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

UPSKILL: LIVE EVENTS & MORE 📚

Live event:

Freelance gigs: we all want ‘em, but how do we actually land them? Join Slater Katz as she shares her wealth of freelance knowledge in a free live event on Thursday, May 12th. 


How to land freelance UX writing gigs


Podcast:

Don’t miss this episode of UI Breakfast featuring our own Yuval Keshtcher.  From title wars, design systems, resources, and more.


Episode 134: UX Writing with Yuval Keshtcher


Workshop:

Join Yuval together with Smashing Magazine for a 4-day workshop covering the fundamental elements of UX writing. 


The Fundamentals of UX Writing Workshop


JOBS 👔

Very special job opportunity this week at Infobip, which is looking for its second UX Writer to help shape products and experiences. Offices in Croatia, Slovakia, and Portugal.


Or, if you’re looking for a freelance gig, Scribe is looking for a UX copywriter who’s comfortable with tech and enterprise products. Send an email to [email protected].


And as always:

PORTFOLIO 🎨

Need to put together a UX writing portfolio fast? 


Check out this stellar example by our friend, and former colleague and student, Emily Shi Lee.

FUN ‘N’ GAMES 🎲

There’s a new daily word game in town, and it makes Wordle seem like ginger beer.

This is Redactle.

Take a Wikipedia entry reduced to just the prepositions and articles, then start guessing one word at a time.


Addictive? Absolutely. Good luck getting any work done for the next while!


https://www.redactle.com

VOX POPULI 🗣️

Join our online communities, and take part in the discussions and debates that are shaping the field.


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See you next week 👋


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