Do you dream about becoming a professional writer? Professional writing is any writing that you are being paid for. It can include fiction writing, a best-selling book, articles in a magazine, articles in a newspaper, blogs for companies, technical manuals or procedure manuals, copy for catalogues, websites, social media, newsletters, text books and other academic material and so on.
This ebook will help you write for a purpose, ensuring that you meet the expectations of your audience and your employer.
About the Author
Chapter 1: The Passion
Pathways to writing
How much of the job is writing?
Where can you get paid for writing?
Chapter 2. Dealing with Change and Diversity
Other digital writing skills
Timing is everything
Chapter 3. Writers and their Employers
Grammar and style issues
Cross genre writing
Delivering the amount of work required
Delivering work in the correct format
What is a writer like?
Writing alone or in a team
Chapter 4 Writing to Persuade
How do writers persuade their readers?
Appealing to our emotions
Encouraging the reader to conform
Using facts and figures to support arguments
Encouraging the reader to feel self conscious
Sarcasm and humour
Appeal to authority
Glitter and sparkle
How then do you write to persuade?
Chapter 5. Not all Professional Writing is Profitable
Writing speed can be important
Speed without quality is a problem
Increase profitability with illustration
Get something extra from your writing
Self publishing can be profitable
Self publishers -using social media
Remember that you are running a business
Chapter 6. Rules of the Game
Learn to focus
Develop a sharp understanding of ambiguity
Stick to the requirements of the person asking for the writing
Know your audience
Be logical, organised and systematic
Use grammar and punctuation properly
Choose to create clarity, or confusion, with intent
Look after your physical health
Learn to edit or proof your work
Don't just think about writing
Persistence can pay off
Being a writer