Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Being a good content writer demands that you do several things well and one of the least favorite jobs of anyone in the business is proofing their work. Still any good craftsman would never let anything they do go by without a final check and that goes double for people working on the Internet.
Too much work passes with grievous errors in spelling and grammar, and while the occasional typo can be excused, there's no excuse for some for some of the bigger faux pas that get by unchecked.
There are some simple techniques that will ensure that fewer of these errors get by and one of the things that you can do is read aloud when you're proofing. Remember that the content writer that makes a name for himself is the one that is thorough about his work.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
I was just discussing the future for web content writers with a friend of mine the other day and he suggested what while really good content writers will always be able to find work, they'll need to be flexible.
"Look at the way video promotion is coming along," he said. "Lots of business will follow this trend."
I agreed with him, but the videos you see on people's websites can't take away from what a good content writer does. Look at it this way. Even the most professionally produced videos will leave any visitor to the site wanting more,and a more detailed explanation of any product or service will always be the domain of the content writer. At least that's the way I see it, but feel free to post your own comments.