So you want to be a content strategist ... technical writer ... UX writer ... ? How creatives can use their special powers for a career in tech

A talk by Arin Black

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For many creative writers, the idea of working in tech seems improbable, but the world of apps and error states has much more in common with plotting a novel or crafting a poem than one might imagine. Tech provides a lucrative pathway where, in an ever-increasing digital world, writers can leverage their skills to earn six-figure salaries.

This talk will provide a primer on content roles within tech. share how creative writers can leverage their skills when entering the field, and provide some resources to get started.

Some things we'll explore:

The difference between writing and content strategy Skills needed for technical writing What is UX and how to write for it? Why English teachers make good content strategists The differences between tech roles and marketing and advertising How these jobs can improve your creative work

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