UX Writing Weekly #89

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Welcome to issue #89. Hereโ€™s whatโ€™s inside:

  • Webinar! Creative constraints in microcopy 🤔
  • Where theater and UX collide 🎭
  • Top 10 copy tips 💡
  • Parlez vous franรงais ? 🇫🇷
🤔 If you havenโ€™t yet joined one of our UX writing webinars, now is the time! Yael Wender, a content writer at vcita, will be exploring the power of creative constraints in microcopy.

Sheโ€™ll show you how to make the most of a range of limitations you may not be aware of: from design elements and layouts to character limits and even deadlines!

Microcopy writing hacks for UX writers

🎭 Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio โ€ฆ 💀

While it may not seem obvious at first, UX and theater have a lot of overlap. Most notably, the need to place yourself in the mindset of another. Find out how some acting chops can improve your UX abilities, and get some pointers from a pro.

Why all UX designers should take acting classes

โœ… Shopify has put together a top 10 list of UX writing best practices based on tips and tricks from industry leaders. Thanks for the shout out on #5!

This article is a great read for both seasoned veterans and noobs.

UX Writing: 10 Tips for Crafting Effective Content

💟 UX Writing Academy Alumna C.H. Reel shares her experience working with AbleFinder, an app that helps parents of special needs children make social connections. From user and shareholder interviews to surveys, dive deep into this excellent UX research case study.

Case Study: AbleFinder

โ™€๏ธโšง๏ธโ™‚๏ธ This small checklist has been making a big splash and has led to some interesting discussions. What's your take?
🎨 Dan Adamsโ€™ portfolio just draws you inโ€”maybe itโ€™s because of Usain Bolt with a ginger goatee.

Check out his case studies for Virgin Media, Vodafone, and others.


🤣 A few days ago, we put together a fun piece to help celebrate 10K students in our free Intro to UX Writing course. Itโ€™s all about wacky words. Find out why Fipples and Doodlesacks might make for the music of your nightmares.

Crazy Words in English (and what they mean)

👔 Parlez vous franรงais ? 🥖🇫🇷

Thatโ€™s OKโ€”you donโ€™t need to! Check out this
position for English speakers in Paris.

No new countries to add to the list this week, but plenty of new positions from around the globe. Donโ€™t believe me? See for yourself.

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