🤯 Great job with the 404-page rewrites—you guys are awesome!
The winner of the “rewrite UX Writing Hub’s boring old 404-page contest” will be announced
next week. So you still have time if you want to submit your redesign. Just reply to this very email with your best rewrite/redesign.
Also, a small change in plans for the rest of 2020. What do you prefer:
2 writers in tech podcast episodes per month (like we’ve been
1 practical online UX writing workshop and one podcast episode per month
Hit reply, let us know, win our hearts 💑 — Yalla, to the articles!
😈 Is passive voice literally the devil incarnate? Or is it perhaps a perfectly legitimate aspect of the English language whose skillful implementation should be embraced by writers? Our very own chief editor, Aaron Raizen, sheds light on the subject:
🧀 Making changes to our digital products is both necessary and dangerous; users don’t like it when things move around on them. But this post will help keep your users happy
next time the winds of change are blowing:
🐭 If you're a newbie UX writer with a background in traditional copywriting, academia, journalism, or fiction writing, there are a few things you should know. Read this article for some priceless tips on how to make the transition. Love this one by JR Miller, a UX writer at
So, Google told me that I have an outstanding balance of 0.8 NIS, which is around 1 cent. I honestly thought to myself “what the hell is so outstanding about a balance of a single cent?” (Laugh at my English level if you
Native speakers know that outstanding here is standard financial lingo and the meaning is crystal clear. But that’s not necessarily so for the non-native speakers (shout out to all of the non-native English writers out there—I’ve got your back).
It's a super interesting localization dilemma.
When our audience is made up of non-native speakers, should we aim to be as accurate as possible or as clear as possible? And what, if any, are the legal issues? At the end of the day, when someone needs to pay us, we want to make it as easy as possible for them.