UX Writing Weekly #85

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MICROCOPY BITE
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🙊 You may have heard of Muzzle, the Mac app that makes sure you don't get any unwanted notifications while screen sharing. Worth checking out if only for the creativity of the notification examples on their website https://muzzleapp.com/
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🎨 Suzanne Richards has some nice UX writing examples here. Pair that with a clear design and easy navigation and you get a winning portfolio.

http://www.suzanneorichards.com/ux-writing

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BLAST FROM THE PAST
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โœ๏ธ Since we first released this article with our friends at StartUpStash, UX writing has continued to grow. But the basics remain the same. Check out:

Getting Hired as a UX Writer: The 5 Step Plan

UX WRITING JOBS
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