The devil is in the brevity.

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What is microcopy?

You find microcopy in every app you use. Each time you make an online purchase, you are reading microcopy.

Microcopy is the text designed to help users complete actions on sites or applications.

If done well, it makes the user's journey…


UX writers craft copy that makes a user's journey simple

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What is UX writing to begin with?

UX writing is about creating copy that guides the user while interacting with a product or service.

Sounds simple enough, right? Coming up with creative, concise, and practical copy is not that easy.


A skill worth cultivating

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Active listening can positively impact your relationships at work, and it could help you achieve several short and long-term goals.

Since becoming a mom, I've been reading about positive discipline and the importance of being present. …


Both wonderful and exhausting

Father and son. Photo by: Andrea Huls

I knew parenting would be difficult. However, I had no idea just how difficult until I became a mom in December 2019.

If you’re thinking about having kids, I’m here to share the good and the bad of parenting in the first year.

Let’s get the bad out of the way first.

Yes, postpartum is tough.

After giving birth…


How can a broken person be a parent?

My son has fallen asleep at last. It’s 22:37, and I’ve been up since six o’clock in the morning. He has a ton of energy and curiosity, which keeps me busy. I watch as his chest rises and falls and am mesmerized at the sight of him. I’m exhausted, but…


It doesn't feel like the right place for my writing at this time.

Maybe I arrived at the Medium party late. All I know is that it doesn't feel like…


I rewatched SATC in 2018 and found myself annoyed at Carrie on most episodes. I saw a self-absorbed character that wasn't always the best of friends or the most honest or loyal partner.

Your article is focused on her relationship with Mr. Big, which I agree, is an unhealthy relationship…


What an incredibly scary time for parents everywhere. However, what I do find most terrifying at times is how some parents are behaving in the U.S..

I've watched some horrifying videos of parents threatening teachers and parents who support mask wearing mandates. They are getting violent. …


Be mindful of what you post and how you react on this platform.

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LinkedIn is a social network, it is. However, it is also a platform many people use to recruit talent or to find career opportunities.

I share the occasional post on LinkedIn, but it's always related to career…


Losing my father to depression and toxic masculinity

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I often wish my father would die. I often wish he had died a long time ago. I often wish I didn’t have these feelings, and yet, I have them.

In a way, a part of him has died already. He lives…

Andrea Huls

Writer. Creative artist. Photographer. Feminist.

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