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This is kind of how I do editing. - @visakanv

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  • 1. HOW TO WRITE GOODNICE + TIDY FOR THE INTERWEBS I'M SERIOUS@visakanv

2. Talk To Your User Like You're A Newspaper EditorUse a tone thats informal and friendly, but not toofamiliar. You want to avoid being stilted or too formal, butyou dont want to risk sounding falsely jovial orpatronizing. Remember that users are likely to read thetext in your UI many times, and what might seem clever atfirst can become irritating when repeated."Think like a newspaper editor, and watch out forredundant or unnecessary words. When your UI text isshort and direct, users can absorb it quickly and easily.Identify the most important information, express itconcisely, and display it prominently so that people donthave to read too many words to find what theyre lookingfor or to figure out what to do next." 3. Talk To Your User Like You're A Newspaper EditorUse a tone thats informal and friendly, but not toofamiliar. You want to avoid being stilted or too formal, butyou dont want to risk sounding falsely jovial orpatronizing. Remember that users are likely to read thetext in your UI many times, and what might seem clever atfirst can become irritating when repeated."Think like a newspaper editor, and watch out forredundant or unnecessary words. When your UI text isshort and direct, users can absorb it quickly and easily.Identify the most important information, express itconcisely, and display it prominently so that people donthave to read too many words to find what theyre lookingfor or to figure out what to do next." 4. Talk To Your User Like You're A Newspaper EditorUse a tone thats informal and friendly, but not toofamiliar. You want to avoid being stilted or too formal, butyou dont want to risk sounding falsely jovial orpatronizing. Remember that users are likely to read thetext in your UI many times, and what might seem clever atfirst can become irritating when repeated."Think like a newspaper editor, and watch out forredundant or unnecessary words. When your UI text isshort and direct, users can absorb it quickly and easily.Identify the most important information, express itconcisely, and display it prominently so that people donthave to read too many words to find what theyre lookingfor or to figure out what to do next."Good advicewhat if youapplied it to itself? 5. ayyyyy.caramba.so manyredundant wordsTalk To Your User Like You're A Newspaper EditorUse a tone thats informal and friendly, but not toofamiliar. You want to avoid being stilted or too formal, butyou dont want to risk sounding falsely jovial orpatronizing. Remember that users are likely to read thetext in your UI many times, and what might seem clever atfirst can become irritating when repeated."Think like a newspaper editor, and watch out forredundant or unnecessary words. When your UI text isshort and direct, users can absorb it quickly and easily.Identify the most important information, express itconcisely, and display it prominently so that people donthave to read too many words to find what theyre lookingfor or to figure out what to do next." 6. Talk To Your User Like You're A Newspaper EditorUse a tone thats informal and friendly, but not toofamiliar. You want to avoid being stilted or too formal, butyou dont want to risk sounding falsely jovial orpatronizing. Remember that users are likely to read thetext in your UI many times, and what might seem clever atfirst can become irritating when repeated."Think like a newspaper editor, and watch out forredundant or unnecessary words. When your UI text isshort and direct, users can absorb it quickly and easily.Identify the most important information, express itconcisely, and display it prominently so that people donthave to read too many words to find what theyre lookingfor or to figure out what to do next."let's kill some. 7. Talk To Your User Like You're A Newspaper EditorUse a tone thats friendly, but not too familiar. You want toavoid being too formal, but you dont want to risksounding fake or patronizing. Remember that users arelikely to read the text in your UI many times, and whatmight seem clever at first can become irritating whenrepeated."Think like a newspaper editor, and watch out forredundant words. When your UI text is direct, users canabsorb it quickly. Identify the most important information,express it concisely, and display it prominently so thatpeople dont have to read too many words to find whattheyre looking for.that's better. 8. Talk To Your User Like You're A Newspaper EditorUse a tone thats friendly, but not too familiar. You want toavoid being too formal, but you dont want to risksounding fake or patronizing. Remember that users arelikely to read the text in your UI many times, and whatmight seem clever at first can become irritating whenrepeated."Think like a newspaper editor, and watch out forredundant words. When your UI text is direct, users canabsorb it quickly. Identify the most important information,express it concisely, and display it prominently so thatpeople dont have to read too many words to find whattheyre looking for.so many commaslet's kill some too! 9. Talk To Your User Like You're A Newspaper EditorUse a tone thats friendly, but not too familiar. You want toavoid being too formal, but you dont want to risksounding fake or patronizing. Remember that users arelikely to read the text in your UI many times, and whatmight seem clever at first can become irritating whenrepeated."Think like a newspaper editor, and watch out forredundant words. When your UI text is direct, users canabsorb it quickly. Identify the most important information,express it concisely, and display it prominently so thatpeople dont have to read too many words to find whattheyre looking for.so many commaslet's kill some too!also, repeated point 10. Talk To Your User Like You're A Newspaper EditorBe friendly but not patronizing. Remember that users arelikely to read the text in your UI many times, and whatmight seem clever at first can become irritating whenrepeated."Think like a newspaper editor, and watch out forredundant words. When your UI text is direct, users canabsorb it quickly. Identify the most important information,express it concisely, and display it prominently so thatpeople dont have to read too many words to find whattheyre looking for.ahh. 11. Talk To Your User Like You're A Newspaper EditorBe friendly but not patronizing. Remember that users arelikely to read the text in your UI many times, and whatmight seem clever at first can become irritating whenrepeated."Think like a newspaper editor, and watch out forredundant words. When your UI text is direct, users canabsorb it quickly. Identify the most important information,express it concisely, and display it prominently so thatpeople dont have to read too many words to find whattheyre looking for.minor gripe:"are likely to"is such an'ugly' phrase(by ugly I meanit brings upcomplexity thatis irrelevant tothe point beingmade.) 12. Talk To Your User Like You're A Newspaper EditorBe friendly but not patronizing. Remember that users willread the text in your UI many times, and what might seemclever at first can become irritating when repeated."Think like a newspaper editor, and watch out forredundant words. When your UI text is direct, users canabsorb it quickly. Identify the most important information,express it concisely, and display it prominently so thatpeople dont have to read too many words to find whattheyre looking for. 13. Talk To Your User Like You're A Newspaper EditorBe friendly but not patronizing. Remember that users willread the text in your UI many times, and what might seemclever at first can become irritating when repeated."Think like a newspaper editor, and watch out forredundant words. When your UI text is direct, users canabsorb it quickly. Identify the most important information,express it concisely, and display it prominently so thatpeople dont have to read too many words to find whattheyre looking for.manytimeswhenrepeated 14. Talk To Your User Like You're A Newspaper EditorBe friendly but not patronizing. Remember, what seemsclever at first can be irritating when read for theumpteenth time."Think like a newspaper editor, and watch out forredundant words. When your UI text is direct, users canabsorb it quickly. Identify the most important information,express it concisely, and display it prominently so thatpeople dont have to read too many words to find whattheyre looking for.better. 15. Talk To Your User Like You're A Newspaper EditorBe friendly but not patronizing. Remember, what seemsclever at first can be irritating when read for theumpteenth time."Think like a newspaper editor, and watch out forredundant words. When your UI text is direct, users canabsorb it quickly. Identify the most important information,express it concisely, and display it prominently so thatpeople dont have to read too many words to find whattheyre looking for.Unnecessarycomplexity alert!1: When you X,users can Y.2: Do X, so thatpeople don't haveto not-Y.Two things sayingthe same thing,differently.Let's kill one. 16. Talk To Your User Like You're A Newspaper EditorBe friendly but not patronizing. Remember, what seemsclever at first can be irritating when read for theumpteenth time."Think like a newspaper editor, and watch out forredundant words. Identify the most important information,express it concisely, and display it prominently so thatpeople dont have to read too many words to find whattheyre looking for.Better. 17. Talk To Your User Like You're A Newspaper EditorBe friendly but not patronizing. Remember, what seemsclever at first can be irritating when read for theumpteenth time."Think like a newspaper editor, and watch out forredundant words. Identify the most important information,express it concisely, and display it prominently so thatpeople dont have to read too many words to find whattheyre looking for."Don't have to X to do Y..."Ew, negatives suck. Flip it. 18. Talk To Your User Like You're A Newspaper E