As I was trying to decide what topic to write about next, I poured a cup of coffee and mulled out loud to my husband. “Not sure what to write about next,” I said. “Any suggestions?” In the many years I’ve been blogging, I’m pretty sure I’ve never once asked him for help coming up with a topic. Usually it’s because I keep an ongoing … Continue reading The importance of not doing everything by yourself
Over many years, I’ve vetted, interviewed, hired, and contributed to a variety of teams’ processes to hire dozens of writers and editors. Some have been for freelance or contract roles; others for full-time salaried positions. Some have been for copywriting roles, others have been UX writing, blog writing, and email writing. Different companies have different hiring processes, and therefore every company’s vetting and reviewing process … Continue reading I’ve reviewed hundreds of writing resumes and LinkedIn profiles. Here’s how to make yours stand out.
For many writers who work in-house in tech or tech-adjacent fields, the ability to prioritize projects is a skill that doesn’t necessarily come naturally. It’s something you need to learn. Knowing which projects will need the most brainpower, time, and effort is not by default built in to your day-to-day life, and it can be very different working at an agency or as a freelancer. … Continue reading How to prioritize your writing projects
Want to learn more about UX writing, but not sure where to start? Here are some commonly asked questions you can use as conversation starters. Continue reading Conversation starters: 50 FAQ for a UX writer
Energize your writing with strong verbs Sometimes editing your writing drains your energy. Sometimes, you take a look at one long, meandering paragraph, and can only think, That’s it. It has spiraled out of control and there’s nothing more I can do. Godspeed, young paragraph. I wish you well. It’s often helpful to step away for a day, then return to the edits. One thing … Continue reading Easy tips to stop the nounification of your verbs