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WHAT’S INSIDE ✍
Issue #171 (Feb 16th, 2022)
UI copy components — the tool you’ve been waiting for
Writing/designing collaboration framework
Code-Switching in UX Copy
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📝 Where is your product’s copy stored? Figma comments? A thousand Google Docs files? Strewn across your desk on long-fallen sticky notes? You can do better.
A new feature from Frontitude lets you turn approved copy into reusable components—it’s the copy component library we’ve all been waiting for!
Writers, welcome to the component era: Introducing Copy Components
🙌 When writers and designers work together, great things happen. But collaboration is easier said than done. This deep-dive from Indeed has some excellent ideas and approaches.
UX Designers and Content Designers: A Framework for Collaboration
🌐 When you sprechen beaucoup idiomas in one sentence, that’s called code-switching. Interesting for the multilingual, but could it ever be relevant in UX writing? Maybe so.
MICROCOPY BITE 💬
"Wait … what? Why are we talking about card games all of a sudden?" Whimsical, we love you (great product), but we’re filing this one under "maybe just spell it out next time."
(from an email)
PILLARS OF COMMUNITY 🏛
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Don’t miss the Relationship Between UX Writing and Copywriting with Susan Reoch.
Wonderful chat with author/UX writer Maryann Reid of Boomi:
UX Writing like you’ve never seen it before
No shortage of new jobs this week:
Lead Content Strategist & UX Writer at Alto Pharmacy, remote
UX Writer II & III at Chargebee, remote in India
Content Designer and Senior Content Designer at GetYourGuide, Berlin
UX Writer at Frontify, remote in UK/EU/EFTA
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Simple can be so effective—it’s something that Sr. Content Designer at Venmo/PayPal and UX Writing Academy alumna Lauren Reichman understands well. Striking use of color too.
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