When Copy loves itself too much

I am always trying to improve my self-awareness as a writer. Whether it's evaluating the performance of my copy based on user testing or analyzing stylistic elements of my writing, I always value moments of insight into my craft. In this article, I write about one particular phenomenon that all writers seem to experience: narcissistic copy. This story was also published by uxdesign.cc and was featured by Medium. 

 

invision: a microcopy microstudy

As a UX writer and content strategist, I have used InVision with many different collaborators across a variety of organizations. It's a bastion of user-centric design and truly one of my favorite products to work with. I love it, ok?! In this small case study, I demonstrate how an empathic approach to writing can help to uncover and resolve UX pain points. The article was published by uxdesign.cc. 

 

The 197,000 year-old writing trick

You’ve been in this situation.

You’re in a meeting. An epic brainstorm has just drenched the room in creativity. Suddenly, the room’s attention turns to you. They want you to put polished words to their ideas. And they want you to do it on the spot. After all, you’re the designer/writer/UX expert… right?

Not so fast. Obligation can stifle even the best-prepared communicators among us. But maybe we’ll get lucky and the words will come to us with ease. Then again, maybe not. Luckily, there’s a trick up all of our sleeves that can prepare us for even the most unexpected requests for words.

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Whatever it wants, they gets

Navigating gendered language as a professional copy geek.

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Designer's Best Friend

The skills UX designers want their writers to have.