Clara Sherley Appel Clara Sherley-Appel

Atlassian • Santa Cruz, California, USA

Clara is the Lead UX Writer for Confluence at Atlassian. She’s obsessed with conversation and storytelling and in her spare time, she hosts a pop culture podcast and an author interview radio show.

Clara got her first job in UX in 2009 after getting her MA in Linguistics from the University of Virginia. Since then, she’s worked as a UX Writer for companies big and small. She thinks there’s a place for guidelines at any company, whether it has one writer or one hundred.

Though she keeps her professional portfolio offline, you can find her radio and podcast work online at

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