Spoiler: There are no perfect words
Issue #235 (May 24th, 2023)
To the GOOD STUFF.
WHAT’S INSIDE ✍️
Stop searching for the perfect words
Meta in the AI game
Podcast: Product manager to UX writer
FREE tool for UX writing in Figma
Spoiler: There Are No ‘Right Words’
It feels AMAZING when you do, but what happens when you can’t find those perfect words? First, don’t panic.
The Robots Aren’t Replacing You
Despite the panic, AI won’t take over UX jobs anytime soon (I hope 🥲). To become a superpower writer, though, you need to learn AI
UX Writers vs Designers
Bros, foes, or frenemies? Let’s explore these two positions' roles, ratios, salaries, and more.
MICROCOPY BITE 💬
PILLARS OF COMMUNITY 🏛
Community answers to trending topics. Join the conversations below
Jump From Product to UX
Ben Davies, a Senior Content Designer at Klarna and co-founder of Tech Outcast, shares his experience transitioning from product management to UX writing.
This episode also explores the potential uses and limitations of Chat GPT, as well as the importance of advocating for UX writing as a discipline within tech companies.
Have you heard of Tech Outcast? Check out the community for talented people in tech.
With few words and a simple design, Ian conveys a lot about himself and his work. On the other hand, his project pages are thoroughly detailed and very visual.
Ian also seems genuinely interested in talking to you rather than displaying all his achievements, with his small but enticing “email me” button. It’s like he wants to sit down for a cup of coffee and have a chat. Take him up on the offer!
Rock the UX writing in this entry-level position at Rocket Central in Detroit, Michigan.
Maybe you want to change lives with your words in a fast-paced environment. Then check out this mid-level position at Brigad in Paris.
Don’t miss all of the new opportunities on our UX Writing Job board:
THE AI MAKERS LAB 🤖
Prompt: human and a robot or AI system interacting in some way, from wool
Check out our Yuval’s free midjourney class
Save time writing without leaving Figma with UX Writing Assistant by Frontitude. Craft and refine your product copy in seconds with copy suggestions and best practices with this AI-powered tool. Save copy to reuse it and improve future suggestions easily.
Wait, another one? Meta jumps into the AI pool with its open-source program for building chatbots. But will this decision prove dangerous?
Education of the future? ChatGPT incited intense scrutiny last year, but its biggest impact was on education. More than a cheating tool, some educators are experimenting with AI to enhance lessons.
Yet another way to engage audiences and monetize – Ads for chat API.
Sorry if you’ve been waiting, but Google dropped its wait list for Bard & upped its features.
“You’d Have to Shove a Lot of Weed in That Thing.” Actor Seth Rogen doubts AI can write good TV.
SHARING IS CARING 👑
Share an article, portfolio, microcopy example, event, or another resource with the UX Writing Weekly team — we may just feature it next week!
VOX POPULI 🗣️
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See you next week!
Yuval Keshtcher, Founder of the UX Writing Hub