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[WTH] Copywriter with a technical or IM background

Discussion in 'Hire a Freelancer' started by BloodyNinja, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. BloodyNinja

    BloodyNinja Power Member

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    Looking for a copywriter.

    Task:
    To write engaging texts on deeply technical topics. Topic research is mostly provided but oftentimes additional research and self-study are required.

    Send me a PM to receive topic and article samples.

    Requirements (all three very important):
    • Portfolio
    • Ability to turn technical research data into engaging articles without losing much information along the way
    • Good writing style
    Optional:
    • Ability to issue a corporate invoice is a plus
    Compensation:
    Per project basis, starting at $7 for 100 words.
    PayPal, Payoneer, other options negotiable.


    The WTH is valid until the 10th of March. If you are reading this past the date, please do not PM.

    Your English is not perfect or style not nice? >> please refrain from PMing, it will save us both from an unpleasant rejection.
     
  2. Sean Elliott

    Sean Elliott BANNED BANNED

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    Hi, man. Sent you a message. Kindly check. Thanks.
     
  3. The Curator

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    I have yet to find technical writers that can both write and make sense (flow) in an article. I wish you good luck - and when you find one you let me know, I am always interested in finding more tech writers to add to the team.
     
  4. BloodyNinja

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    yup this is really hard. I provide very detailed research materials, which are oftentimes 3-4x longer than the article itself. But the actual trick is turning the research into a story. This is where most copywriters fail, even those who claim to be technical ones. Still hoping to find a diamond in the rough.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up Greg.
     
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  7. The Curator

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    The secret to hiring an effective writer, especially a technical one, lays in 3 variables:
    1. First and foremost you need a brief. This describes keywords, tone, length, any special formatting i.e. sidebars, pullouts, etc.
    2. Next you need to develop a customer avatar. Hubspot has a free great one and copyhackers has the "one reader" workshop which is def worth doing. The customer avatar is vital to helping the writer step into the targeted audience's world so that they can translate the benefits to the reader in a language they understand.
    3. Sources or research should be provided. Our last article had atleast 50 sources for a 5,000 word article. So when you say you gave a lot of research to the writer I would say that is great, the more the better - leaving the writer to do what they do best, writing.