Content designer and UX writer
What exactly can I do for your business?
Hi. I’m Ally, a native English speaking content designer, UX writer, and copy consultant. What does that mean? Well, I specialise in researching, crafting, and testing content that:
Makes websites and apps a breeze to use (UX writing)
Helps users find exactly what they want when they want it
Sees websites appear first in search engines like Google (SEO)
Encourages conversions and boosts customer loyalty
Delights more with every iteration.
Over the past decade, I’ve turned phrases for such brands as ING Belgium, Pioneer DJ, Microsoft, World Economic Forum, Mazda, Toyota, Samsonite, Board of Innovation, Pergo, Madison Magazine, Cosmopolitan Australia, NW magazine, and more.
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Examples of my work
The complex, simplified
World Economic Forum
One thing I'm often asked to do is to help make complicated topics easy to understand. How? By swapping jargon for words we humans actually use. I'll wrap my head around a topic and collaborate with you to turn it into content that everyone understands – from experts to your parents. I've done similar things for such brands as ING Belgium, Pioneer DJ, Elevit, and World Economic Forum via Board of Innovation.
I was asked to help a major Japanese car brand's in-house team write simple, user-friendly copy for their new app. After all, nobody wants to deal with confusing navigation instructions when they're just trying to get to work! To help make each screen clear, simple, and easy to understand, the in-house team sent a number of wireframes to my former agency. I'd review each and suggest copy. I'd also give them advice on UX-copy best practices for mobile apps, including keeping things clear and simple with the use of clever microcopy and visual cues, as well as ensuring users aren't overwhelmed by too many options.
SEO and conversions
I was tasked with designing content to enhance industry leader Pioneer DJ’s digital presence. Along with suggesting content for social media, I proposed articles to boost their ranking in search engines for target keywords. This included researching and writing the number-one ranked article Learn How to DJ Online (to support the release of an entry-level product). In addition, I wrote and updated product pages for SEO and conversions, while also proposing UX copy ahead of the launch of Pioneer DJ’s helpdesk.
UX writing, SEO, and content design
Board of Innovation
Alongside a brilliant graphic designer, I redesigned Board of Innovation’s product page template to boost conversions. And it worked - the conversion rate more than doubled in just 2 weeks. What was our approach? Well, we researched barriers to conversion, interviewed clients, monitored user behaviour, and conducted A/B and guerilla tests. Then we built the new page layout based on those findings. What changed? We put prominent, snappy social proof in the form of client logos and testimonials at the top of the page. We replaced jargon with benefits and added a range of simple, informative copy cues to alleviate worries about commitment. Plus, we ensured buttons were clear, easy to find, encouraging, and not too pushy.
I may be passionate about creating delightful microcopy, but I'm no stranger to long-form pieces. I launched my career as an assistant digital content manager at Australian fashion magazine Madison before becoming a subeditor and then senior writer/health editor for NW magazine. Those roles saw me pitch and write everything from news features to health editorials, celebrity interviews, and fashion reviews - and get them done fast!