Why Use A Freelance Writer

Why you need a freelance writerWhy do you need a freelance writer?

“We need to communicate better.”

How many times have you heard that one?   And the more important question comes next:

“What are we doing about it?”

Your words and messages are fuel for your business.  Your words inform, sell, motivate and help you grow.  They attract your customers’ attention and set you apart from the crowd.

A freelance writer doesn’t just craft ad copy and marketing

It’s not only advertising and marketing – or press releases and blogs.  Professional writing is needed in everything a business does.  Communications with employees, distributors, suppliers and donors is just as important as your messages to customers.  High quality writing conveys your core values of quality, service and professional behavior.

Using a freelance writer delivers this quality to you and your stakeholders.  Your messages will be effective, efficient, and on-strategy.

And, really, do you want to be writing and editing? Or something else . . .

And while your freelancer is at work, your focus stays where it needs to be:  On your business.

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Improving Your Business Writing: Before You Hit Send . . .

improve your business writing simple ways toHave you ever struggled with improving your business writing?  For instance, drafted an email or report and then worried about grammar? Did you wonder if you made yourself clear?  Or, did you hit send too soon?

 Not trained in business writing?

If so, you’ll know that business writing  can be difficult because, let’s face it, you may not have had training in business communications.  You have your own job to do.

You can improve your business writing skills quickly, step by step

Since today’s world is based on communication,  how do you handle the challenge of improving your business writing expertise as quickly as you can? Many people have found success  using online editing software, blogs tips, or business writing handbooks. There are many out there.  One resource I highly recommend for every professional is the Purdue Owl Business Writing page which clearly organizes and addresses every topic from grammar to audience analysis.

But before you dive into business writing details, try using these simple steps first.  Then progress to your favorite resources. I predict you will see immediately improvement.  For an investment of less than ten minutes each time you write.

A Checklist: Before You Hit Send . . .

1.     Write once. Check twice. Read it aloud.

Put it aside. Read it aloud to someone across the desk. Imaginary if necessary.
This is the holy grail of all tips.  Why? Because the brain misses errors it just made. You will be shocked and amazed at what you will catch and how quickly your writing will improve!

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Writing an Online Article to Inform & Entertain: Humor helps recall

Your clients want informative and educational blog posts and articles. Some information can be unpleasant or complex. Throw in some humor to make it more palatable and easier to recall. Here’s an example which throws out some difficult to digest information about the foods we eat.

The Wellness Chronicles:  I’m Scared In the Supermarket! 


Are you overwhelmed by food choices? I am.  According to the USDA, 19,047 new food products hit the grocery shelves in 2009.  And more have arrived every year. With so many options, how can we still choose foods wisely?

Lost in the grocery store jungle

As thunder rumbles from the produce section, I enter the supermarket feeling like a jungle explorer surrounded by strange and exotic species.

I plunge bravely with my wobbly-wheeled cart down the first aisle.

Brazen boxes and bags of highly processed foodstuffs promise, ” Hey there, I’m the new and improved miracle food. I’m organic, high-fiber, low-salt, all-natural — I taste great, make you skinny, get you healthy!”

I turn my cart, dodging fellow brave explorers; they’re on cell phones seeking moral support from base camp.

I weave through the towering displays. Oh, the tons of packaging, the overwhelm of sensory input, the humanity!  What kind of food is actually in these packages? Is it nutritious? Is it even food?

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