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10 Struggles UX Writers Know Too Well

Connor Doherty
Jul 11, 2018 · 5 min read

1. Product designers and engineers going rogue with copy capitalization

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2. Being asked to convey Terms & Conditions, edge cases, and customer reviews in one tooltip that can only be 20 characters long

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3. Designers expecting good copy to fix bad designs

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4. Being asked to provide copy on the spot

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5. Not being invited to kickoffs

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6. Product managers and designers being overly prescriptive with copy

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7. Adhering to a Style Guide

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8. Designers presenting placeholder copy to stakeholders

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9. Being asked to translate copy

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10. Understanding Engineering terms

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1. Being able to do what you love for a living

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2. Helping users accomplish their goals

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3. Getting to collaborate with people from different disciplines

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4. Making a true business impact

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5. Being at the forefront of a new industry

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Conclusion

Working as a UX writer is super UX-citing! Especially if you work somewhere as rad as Wayfair!

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