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How do you know if your content is "done" or "good"?
- A stressful scenario is managed empathetically, with a knowledgeable and encouraging tone. Reassure and inform the user clearly.
- A win or success is managed genuinely, with a positive and encouraging tone. Celebrate with the user genuinely.
- A repeated interaction is managed efficiently, with a positive and conversational tone. Support the user's flow by reducing friction.
- The content sounds like a frinedly specialist.
- The user has enough information to understand the context and proposition, the impact of an action/decision, and clarity over what happens next.
- You've replaced jargon with a simpler term or explained technical language or acronyms.
- Sentences are short.
- Your content can only be interpreted one way.
- You've replaced any vague or imprecise language with precise, clear terms.
- Capitals, punctuation, and spelling all align with this guide.
- Tip: Read it out loud to yourself. If it doesn't "sound right", consider changing the wording or phrasing.
- Ask them to read it out loud, then tell you what it means.
- If their understanding matches your intent, great! Your content is clear.
- If they stumble on words or don't understand, ask why. Use their feedback to iterate, then try again.
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