UX Writing Weekly #171

The copy component library we’ve been waiting for
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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

  • Free UX writing event tomorrow!

ARTICLES 📰

📝 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. 


Code-Switching in UX Copy

  

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 🏛


UPSKILL: LIVE EVENTS & MORE 📚


Free online event TOMORROW! 

Don’t miss the Relationship Between UX Writing and Copywriting with Susan Reoch.


Podcast

Wonderful chat with author/UX writer Maryann Reid of Boomi:  

UX Writing like you’ve never seen it before

JOBS 👔


No shortage of new jobs this week:


And, of course: 

PORTFOLIO 🎨


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. 


https://www.laurenreichman.com/work

KICKS 'N' GIGGLES 💌

Courtesy of Elementor

VOX POPULI 🗣️


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— Written and curated by Yuval Keshtcher, Aaron Raizen, and the UX Writing Hub team —