What you'll learn
- Know about the everyday tasks of a UX writer
- Know the skills a UX writer needs to have
- Know about the challenges of working as a UX writer
- Have a collection of valuable resources to dive into the field of UX writing
- Know the first steps to starting a career as a UX writer
- Know everything about the typical application process for UX writers
- Know how to build a UX writing portfolio, even if you don't have any experience in UX writing
- Know how to tackle UX writing job interviews
- Know how to do typical home assignments in the application process
- Meet some helpful tools and platforms that will support you in the application process
- Know the most important communities and job boards for UX writers
- No previous writing skills needed
- No previous UX skills or knowledge needed
- All you need is a little curiosity about writing and UX
UX writing is the verbal user communication within digital interfaces. It appears in apps, websites, and all other kinds of digital products that users interact with – and, as such, it is an integral part of the user experience. For writers and designers, however, UX writing is much more than that: Since big tech companies have become increasingly aware of the importance of UX writing, the young discipline offers promising job opportunities, exciting tasks, and a great career outlook.
But what does it take to become a UX writer and what do aspiring UX writers need to know about the job?
One thing is certain: For those who want to break into UX writing, the first steps often seem the hardest: How do I apply, what can I expect the application process to look like, and how do I create a portfolio when I haven't done any projects yet? If you ask yourself these and other questions and have not yet found an answer to them, this course is the right choice for you!
Who should join
This course is the perfect match for everybody who considers breaking into UX writing and is interested in learning more about the tasks to do, the skills to learn, and the steps to take in order to start a career in UX writing. It is also helpful for everybody who plans to apply for a UX writing role and is about to enter the application process.
Please note that if you want to learn about how to actually do UX writing, my course "Introduction to UX Writing: How to Write Great Microcopy" is probably a better choice for you.
What you will learn
In the first part of this course, you will learn about
the everyday tasks of a UX writer
the skills a UX writer needs
the difficult parts and challenges of the job
valuable resources to dive into the field of UX writing
the first steps to start a career as a UX writer
Now that’s it for the basics! In the second part of this course, you will learn about
what the usual application process for UX writers looks like
how to build a UX writing portfolio to apply with
how to tackle UX writing job interviews
how to do typical home assignments in the application process
Sounds good? Then join this class and be perfectly prepared to start your career as a UX writer!
If you want to take all of my UX Writing courses, here is the order recommend:
1 Introduction To UX Writing
2 Transitioning To UX Writing
3 Accessible UX Writing
4 UX Writing: Finding Your Voice and Tone
5 UX Writing in Practice: Documentation & Processes
6 User Research And Testing For UX Writing
7 Inclusive UX Writing: Physical Abilities & Neurodivergence
8 Inclusive UX Writing: Gender, Race & Age
9 Culture-Based UX Writing
10 Localization in UX Writing
11 Fighting „Dark“ UX Writing: How To Write Kind UX Copy
12 Building Your UX Writing Portfolio
13 Freelancing in UX Writing
Please note that all courses stand for themselves and that you don't need to take any course as a prerequisite for taking another one. You don’t have to follow this order. This is only my very own suggestion, which is especially helpful when you need guidance on which course to pick next.
Who this course is for:
- This course is the perfect match for UX designers, UI designers, developers, product managers, and all other kinds of professionals working in the field of digital product development, as well as for all writers who would like to dip a toe in UX writing.
Hello, I'm Kat!
I'm passionate about all things writing, language and communication. As an anthropologist, I specialized in the field of effective communication and how we, as humans, can build trust through communication.
What I do
I've worked as a communication strategist for several years before becoming a full-time writer. Today, I support digital product teams by creating and editing all kinds of writing with them – from tiny microcopy in coffee machine interfaces to essays and blog articles.
What I teach
My areas of expertise include
- UX Writing
- Content Writing
- Technical Writing
- Personal Writing such as Journaling.
How I teach
I love making sense of all these forms of writing, discovering their similarities and their differences, their logic and their structure. In my courses, I always try to draw the bigger picture while keeping things practical and providing hands-on advice. You wanna know what that looks like?
No problem, hop on and share a class with me!