We don’t want to toot our own horn, but this week’s issue is chalk full of quality content. 🎺
WHAT’S INSIDE ✍
Issue #191 (July 6th, 2022)
UX writing for introverts
"Offline" files now
Don’t be a wankpuffin
😶 Writing is a natural profession for introverts—dark room, alone with your laptop, maybe a cat on your lap. But if you work on a product team, you’ll have to deal with the M word: meetings.
No worries! Anja Wedburg and a plucky group of event attendees have a slew of tips to help introverts survive and thrive as UX writers.
The Introvert’s Survival Guide To UX Writing
🌐 Design-driven localization is a new way to think about translation, and it's transforming the way global companies localize. What it is, and how to get started, right here.
Going global: Why your team needs design-driven localization
😎 So, you finally landed that job. Time to kick your feet up, right? Wrong! What it’s time for is making the most of your first 90 days on the job—from day one through day 90.
Setting Yourself Up for Success On a New Team
MICROCOPY BITE 💬
Sign up for Delta SkyMiles and you’ll see this screen, which has a truly impressive amount of brain-aneurysm-inducing alphanumeric gibberish.
PILLARS OF COMMUNITY 🏛
Community answers to trending topics. Join the conversations below.
UPSKILL: FREELANCING 📚
Looking to explore the world of freelance UX writing? Check out a new resource by Slater Katz, aka the Gig Gal. She’s just dropped a weekly roundup newsletter with helpful freelance tips called Monday Morning Mojo. It might just end up being your second favorite newsletter. 😉😉
Sign up for Monday Morning Mojo and check out some other free goodies.
🇨🇦 Calling all Canucks! TELUS Digital is hiring a UX content writer! Remote, or work in the offices in Vancouver and
🇺🇸 Macy’s is looking for giant parade balloon handlers a UX
copywriter in NY.
🇩🇪 HelloFresh needs a senior UX writer in Berlin.
🇮🇱 Finally, join Gong as a UX writer in Tel Aviv and learn from a Galactic Viceroy of Content Excellence.
Lots more where those came from on the job board:
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Monique Angeli is a Brazilian UX writer in Ireland. Her simple Weebly site has some great student project examples. Drop her a line if you’re in Dublin.
POTTY MOUTH 🤬🙊
If you don’t mind some <clears throat> colorful language, this is a fascinating analysis of compound pejoratives (multiword curses and insults) used on Reddit, complete with matrices and data sets.
Compound pejoratives on Reddit – from buttface to wankpuffin
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