Tips for designers to become better copywriters, from the experts: Part 1

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Nicole Fenton is an editor, researcher, strategist, and the co-author of Nicely Said: Writing for the Web with Style and Purpose

Spend more time thinking about words. It’s not just semantics or “a copy issue.” Clear language makes your products more trustworthy, accessible, and engaging.

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Emily Handlin is the Content Design Lead at Intuit in Sydney, Australia

If I’m to pick just one tip for writing for product, it’s to keep it short.

Other ways to shorten your content:

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Kerry Crawford is the Director of Research and Strategy at Simple Focus in Memphis, Tennessee

The biggest piece of advice I have is pretty simple: call things what they are.

Here are a few things to remember when writing copy for navigation, labels and buttons:

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If you liked this post, please give some claps for these ladies! Next week’s post will include tips from the UX Writing Manager at Dropbox, a UX Writer at GoPro and Deloitte Digital.

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Digital product designer. I write about design, teamwork and exercise. Currently in Sydney, AUS.

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