No Nonsense Content Consultants

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Visit http://no-nonsense-editing.com! I apply my 25 years of expertise to editing your Web content, prose, documentation, interface text, and more... and if you haven’t written it yet, I can do that! My goal is yours: communicating what you want and ensuring the best experience for your readers and users. You'll walk away with the most effective, consistent, accurate, and compelling content. Also, my photography is available at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EffStopPhotographyCo

Sean S. Bentley
"The fastest way to improve your interface is to improve your copy-writing" Bookmark This Page, Web Design Inspiration, App Design, Letting Go, No Worries, Improve Yourself, How To Apply, Let It Be, Writing

Basecamp Setup Microcopy

After setting up an account on Basecamp, they let you know that you've been emailed this important information. The microcopy "Don't worry, we've emailed you all this info as well". This helps ease the concern that this information must be saved or printed at this very moment. By telling people they're being emailed, this microcopy both lets users know what's going on but doesn't alarm them that some other step need be taken.

One reason why using bold to distinguish UI labels in UI text is not a good idea. How To Apply, Names, Content, Good Things, Writing, Composition, Writing Process

UI text format

One reason why using bold to distinguish UI labels in UI text is not a good idea.

This illustrates both the increase in characters that can occur when text from English is translated, as well as the problems that can result from placing a control in the middle of an English sentence when the other language's grammar works differently. English Sentences, Grammar, Middle, Language, How To Apply, Characters, Content, Writing, English Phrases

Localization

This illustrates both the increase in characters that can occur when text from English is translated, as well as the problems that can result from placing a control in the middle of an English sentence when the other language's grammar works differently.

If, for example, someone wanted to copy files but not move them, that user might have to stop and think how to answer this question. Question And Answer, This Or That Questions, My Goals, How To Apply, Content, Writing, Composition, Writing Process

Ambiguity

If, for example, someone wanted to copy files but not move them, that user might have to stop and think how to answer this question.