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By Katharina Grimm, UX Writer & Writing Educator

Becoming A UX Writer: How To Start Your Career In UX Writing

Language: English
All Levels

Course description

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.

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 starting 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!

Course overview - 19

  • Welcome!

  • Introduction To Course I: Starting A Career In UX Writing

  • Why You Should Become A UX Writer

  • A Day In The Life Of A UX Writer

  • Skills You Need As A UX Writer

  • What's Difficult About Being A UX Writer?

  • Steps To Star Your UX Writing Career

  • Further Resources

  • Outro & Summary of Course I

  • Introduction To Course II: Your Application And Portfolio

  • Repetition: Becoming A UX Writing

  • The Typical Application Process

  • The Resume

  • The Portfolio

  • The Interview(s)

  • The Home Assignment

  • Further Tips & Tricks

  • Outro & Summary Of Course II

  • Final Thoughts

Learners who have already enrolled in this course

Meet your instructor

Katharina Grimm
Katharina GrimmUX Writer & Writing Educator
Hi, 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 - Copywriting - 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!