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By Katharina Grimm, UX Writer & Writing Educator

Introduction to UX Writing: How to Write Great Microcopy

Language: English
All Levels

Course description

“Sign up” or “Oops, page not found!” – tiny words that mark an error message, a button label, or the placeholder text in an input field. Despite their small size, these text elements make up a crucial part of the user experience in digital products. And: While great UX Writing can put a smile on the user’s face, bad UX Writing can be confusing, annoying and even insulting.

But how can we make sure that our UX Writing is actually good?

If this question is one that pops up in your head from time to time, look no further – this course has your back.

Who should join

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.

What you will learn

In this course you will learn

  • what UX writing is
  • what the difference between UX writing and other forms of writing is
  • how good UX writing can be ensured
  • how to write several different typical UX writing text elements

But we'll not stop at theory. The second part is all about practice, practice, practice! Here you'll learn

  • how to ensure the UX writing quality criteria in practice
  • how to write typical UX writing text elements such as error messages, success messages, and CTAs
  • how to work on real-life UX writing tasks

Sounds good? Then join this class and leave it with some real UX writing work samples!

Course overview - 23

  • Welcome!

  • Introduction To Part I: The Theory of UX Writing

  • What Is UX Writing?

  • UX Writing vs. Copywriting

  • Good UX Writing: Necessary

  • Good UX Writing: Clear

  • Good UX Writing: Concise

  • Good UX Writing: Useful

  • Good UX Writing: Conversational

  • Good UX Writing: Branded

  • Outro & Summary Of Part I

  • Introduction To Part II: The Practice of UX Writing

  • Why Practicing Your UX Writing Is Important

  • Repetition: The Quality Criteria Of UX Writing

  • Let's Practice: CTAs

  • Let's Practice: Placeholders

  • Let's Practice: Success Messages

  • Let's Practice: Password Errors

  • Let's Practice: Empty States

  • Let's Practice: 404 Error Pages

  • Let's Reflect!

  • Outro & Summary of Part 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!