After being laid off from a copywriting job at a startup, Slater Katz discovered a passion for UX Writing, and taught herself the skills that would land her UX writing gigs at companies like Netflix, Fitbit, Chime, Afterpay, & more. Now, Slater is sharing her UX writing & career lessons learned through her business, The Gig Gal.
Hear about Slater’s full career journey, get insights into the UX writing world, and find out more about UX writing jobs in this interview.
Here’s a look at our discussion:
1:03 : How Slater’s business model has changed recently and how she’s built her business
8:43 : The shift from marketing & copywriting to UX writing
13:45 : The difference in approach between traditional writing and UX writing
16:53 : How to know if you might find success as a UX writer
20:00 : Working through content in UX writing workshopping sessions
22:30 : Skill sets & traits that enable you to work well in UX writing
25:26 : Where Slater found her first UX writing jobs
26:24 : How to get in touch with Slater
Links mentioned in this episode:
Service Design Show: How to Put a Price on Service Design
The Gig Gal Website
Slater Katz’s LinkedIn Profile
Slater Katz’s Email