In November 2013, I began working with members of the original team behind Skype on a new secure messenger called Wire.

For details, see the December 2014 launch post: Great conversations.

User Interface Copy

Text appears in the product UI in button names, menu labels, application settings, and dialogs as well as the “microcopy” in notification banners, headings and small print, navigation, and error messages.

For Wire, I maintained these user interface strings directly in Git, and submitted pull requests via GitHub to update the text in the app.

Since the Wire codebase was open-sourced in the summer of 2016, my contributions to the UI copy are publicly available on GitHub in the repositories for the iOS, Android, and web applications:

Writing Guidelines

I also developed the Wire writing guidelines to help authors create clear and consistent content that speaks with a Wire voice and follows house style.

Wire Tone of Voice and Writing Guidelines
Wire Tone of Voice and Writing Guidelines