Why it can be great to be a non-native UX writer

Alane Lira
Cabify Tech
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1 min readNov 30, 2020


There is a drawing of a woman and beside a planet with three dialogue balloons with the words “coche”, “carro” and “auto”.

When I accepted the role of UX Writer at Cabify, I asked myself if being Brazilian and writing in Spanish would be a limiting factor. Having lived in Spain for over a decade and worked for Spanish companies, I was pretty fluent in the local language. That being said, there was something I couldn’t change — I’d never be a native speaker.

After that, I immersed myself in the daily grind, leaving all doubts behind. In time, I discovered that being a non-native speaker was by no means a limiting factor but rather a distinguishing one, not only for me as a professional, but also for our team, and the company as a whole. And I’m not just saying that because my boss will read this post…

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