UX Writing Weekly: The one with the Salary Survey 💰

Issue #260 (Jan 10th, 2024)

Hey F.R.I.E.N.D.S 😉!

Welcome to this very special edition of UX Writing Weekly: The one with the Salary Survey

It’s time once again for our UX writer's salary survey!

Your participation helps to empower UX writers around the world by offering a transparent view of industry compensation trends. 

In exchange for a few minutes of your time, you’ll be able to confidently negotiate for your wages, ensuring that your skills and contributions are being fairly recognized and valued within the dynamic landscape of UX writing.


  • Find out which skills will put you in high demand in 2024 🧐

  • Take the salary survey! 💰

  • Hear a great episode of Writers in Tech with Jeanine Zheng 🎧

  • A great piece from Nick Babich, about trying to do too much 🦄

  • A chance to save your seat to hear Job Yablonski talk 🎟️

The Salary Survey 📄

Let us know ”How You Doin’?” 😉

If you have a moment to spare, we’d love to get as many survey participants as possible this year. The more data we can gather, the greater the impact we can have. 

Check out these spit-on-your-neck fantastic reads 📚

The field of UX writing is ever-expanding. Check out these articles to learn more about some of the newest aspects of the job, get tips for breaking into the field, and read some inspirational stories of career pivoters who’ve put their previous career experiences to great use in conversation design.

That’s a GREAT story. Can I eat it? 🥪🥪

There are a couple of good reasons to check out this episode of Writers in Tech.

  1. If you happen to be a fan of the show 📺 Survivor, you’ll recognize Jeanine Zheng and want to hear some of the stories she shared from her experience.

  2. If you’re gearing up to write for the future, you won't want to miss our discussion of emerging writing challenges such as virtual reality and wearable tech.

Unagi is a total state of (microcopy?) awareness.🥷

This AI-based feature on LinkedIn is pretty neat. The body copy helps the user understand how to use the feature, and the placeholder text in the search box will get the user started on a successful search. 👏

Hi I’m Chandler. I make jokes when I’m uncomfortable 😂 

I’m sure you’ve heard of a UX unicorn; perhaps it’s even crossed your mind to try and become one yourself? It’s tempting to want to be a master of all things, but is it practical and will it really help you out in your job search?

No doubt, it’s a great idea to seek knowledge and experience in the many facets of the UX field, but the “T” shaped model Nick Babich discusses in this article just might be the better approach.

Read Nick’s full article here.

Debating AI is a MOO 🐮 point. It’s here!

AI will continue to shape the way we UX professionals work. Prompt engineering will be a skill that will serve us well as employers continue to look for new ways of incorporating AI into our daily workflows.

Additionally, some of us may choose to master this skill, and head in the lucrative direction of becoming full time prompt engineers. 

Check out these articles to learn more about the competencies required for this emerging profession and the incredible earning potential.

Could we BE more excited for these upcoming events?! 🎟️

We are hard at work, packing the new year with awesome learning opportunities for our community! Check out our lineup of FREE events.

On January 25th, Yuval will be sitting down to talk about all things UX writing and psychology with Jon Yablonski (the author of Laws of UX). This promises to be the perfect way to kick off 2024, and as part of our mission to make great UX writing available to everyone, we are bringing this event to you FREE of charge.

See more of our upcoming Futureproof UX Content events here

Need to PIVOT!? Check the Job Board 👇

Whether you’re looking for an entry-level or senior role, we’ve got them all. We’re constantly updating the job board, so keep on checking!

Oh. My. God. This Portfolio is Awesome! 📒

You know we always love to give shoutouts to fellow UX writers out there getting the job done. If you’re thinking of giving your portfolio a facelift this year, keep an eye on this section. We will be showcasing some of the best we’ve seen.

Love this clean and clear example from Natalie!

Something to read when you’re on a BREAK

Don’t Make Me Think, by Steve Krug, is a classic and very much in keeping with the idea that we need to master the basics before we can step into the future. If you haven’t already checked this one out, it really is a must-read.

Until next time F.R.I.E.N.D.S 👋

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Until next time👋,

Yuval Keshtcher and UXWH team