Episode #5: Ginny Redish (LCL audio)

Linguistics Careercast
Linguistics Careercast
Episode #5: Ginny Redish (LCL audio)

“The career you have in 20 years may not exist today.”

This episode is an audio version of a virtual panel held at the Linguistics Career Launch in the summer of 2021, and the moderator is Nancy Frishberg. Our guest is Janice (Ginny) Redish, who has had an exciting and fulfilling career applying her love of linguistics to making written materials easy for the people who must use them. Over the decades since she finished her Ph.D., Ginny has led teams turning government regulations into question-and-answer conversations, revolutionizing user manuals to be task-oriented and user-oriented, and giving website visitors what they need in well-organized plain language. She has also written numerous peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, as well as 3 books:

Letting Go of Words
User and Task Analysis for Interface Design
A Practical Guide to Usability Testing

Ginny Redish’s website

Topics covered:

– Document design
– Non-profits
– Job titles
– Content strategy
– UX writing

Download the transcript here (Word doc) or view it online here courtesy of Luca Dinu

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