I hope people actually read this article and take it to heart. I was a writer who found herself pulled into a design team. I worked as a designer for two years. The value I added to the designs in real-time was palpable. Naturally, I assumed that all teams/companies would be ready to embrace the role of a UX Writer. When I looked for these types of roles a year ago, most were short-term contracts or part-time positions. At that time, I think teams were ready to only give a shoulder-forward embrace to that role.