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Issue #221 (Feb 1st, 2023)
Say "no" to toxic clients
Common newbie UX writing mistakes
UX-away your marketing blues
AI music (Is there anything those robots can’t do?)
🚩🚩 As tech layoffs continue, many are turning to freelance work—some for the first time. But how can you tell if a project is worth your time?
This article has great tips on
how to avoid toxic clients from the outset, including several red flags to look out for.
Avoiding Toxic Clients: A UX Writer’s Guide
Marketing copy bringing you down? Try prescription strength MARKETOL and tell that guilty conscience to take a hike! That, or maybe become a UX writer.
(cough cough ‘incognito mode’ cough) Writing with conscience: from marketing to UX
MICROCOPY BITE 💬
Found inside the WordPress admin GUI. Great job WP! 👏
UPSKILL: EVENTS & WORKSHOPS 📚
This Groundhog Day, instead of worrying about "six more weeks of winter," why not forget the forecast and come
learn some practical uses for ChatGPT?
Join our friends at Sessions for what should be an informative event.
(Tomorrow Feb 2nd) How to (actually) use ChatGPT
There’s never been a better time to add to your UX skillset. Join our Figma Happy Hour, a live event
exploring Figma through the writer's lens.
Figma happy hour #4 (Thu, Feb 6th)
AI is more than just ChatGPT.
Learn how generative AI can help improve and enhance your workflows. We’ll cover:
Generative AI content for websites and apps
Building user personas with AI
Analyzing user data using AI
Content marketing and generative AI
Generative AI for UX Writers and Designers (Free online event) (Tue, Feb 28th)
When’s the last time you spruced up your portfolio? Whether you’re past due for an update or not, this NN/g article has some great approaches to keep your portfolio in tip-top shape.
And check out the self-assessment—whether you have a portfolio or not.
How to Maintain a UX Portfolio Over Time
THIS WEEK IN AI 🤖🎸🎶
First the robots came for our art jobs. (Midjourney) Then they came for our writing jobs. (ChatGPT) Then our voiceover jobs! (VALL-E) Guess all that’s left for us humans to do is to make video game music.
What? Now there’s an AI for that too?
. Google’s new AI turns text into music
OK, upon listening, it’s pretty bad—unless you like cacophonous jumbles of highly-vocoded electronic nonsense. Musicians, you’re safe … for now.
COOL TOOLS 🧰
Do you ever find yourself wondering if a certain word is common enough to use in an interface? . Just pop in a word, and it’ll give you its usage and level. Try this handy tool from Tigim