Hiring a professional writer can save you a lot of work, stress, and time that could be better spent on important tasks related to your area of expertise.
Accountants should be concentrating on crunching numbers. Dentists and doctors need to attend to their patients. Chefs want to be preparing so that their customer’s palates will pleased. However, aside from delegating your precious time to the details of your trade, there are other reasons why it is worth your while to hire a professional writer.
1) Writers Write
It’s what they do for a living. It involves talent, creativity, knowledge, and passion. Just as a chef has a passion for food, so too does a writer have a passion for words.
2) Aptitude and Expertise
It is a writer’s job to manipulate words and language. Writing is not just the act of putting words onto paper, but a combination of both words and punctuation and the best way to make them work together.
3) The Gift of Grammar
An experienced writer knows how to use grammar properly. Grammar is very important if you want your writing to appear professional and your message to be taken seriously. Even if the message is critical, it will not be acknowledged the way it should if the writing is filled with misspellings and grammatical errors. Proper grammar also makes written content much easier to read.
A message intended for one audience may not necessarily be absorbed the same way by a different audience. A talented writer has the ability to change the nature of the language to suit the audience for which it is intended. Ask any politician – they would never speak the same way to a senior citizens group as they would to a factory full of automotive workers.
5) Ebb and Flow
Good writing must follow a logical path from one sentence or paragraph to the next. The reader must be able to understand without stumbling over the words. Words, sentences, paragraphs and ideas require order. If writing changes direction or hops back and forth between subjects, readers can become lost. A professional writer can organize and edit writing in a way that causes the reader to slide right through from beginning to end with a clear understanding of the information that has been conveyed.
6) Voluminous Vocabulary
Professional writers don’t write nicely. They write eloquently and fastidiously. Nice is boring. A good writer usually has an extensive vocabulary and the ability to find exactly the right word to convey a feeling or concept. Non-writers just don’t have the time or patience to be concerned with the difference between a “statement” and a “declaration.” And yet, in a certain context, each of those words can have a completely different meaning.
7) Speedy Transcription
Translation: writers can type really fast and they have the time to do it. Refer to point number one. Writers write. It is what we do all day. Although many writers are not professional transcriptionists (we may not be able to type as fast as say, a court reporter), we spend a great deal of our time in front of a keyboard. Typing becomes second nature after a lot of practice. Those who are not in the industry of writing, but who are in some other industry, need to stay focused on their area of expertise leaving little or no time for the minutiae of writing. We can do it faster and more accurately, and dedicate our full time to your writing project so that you can focus on other important matters.
8) Writers Read
Good writers became that way not because they grew up with a pen in hand, but more often, a book. The talent of writing generally comes from a love of words. Before we could write, we had to learn to read and that is where our passion developed. It is impossible to write without being a reader. As a result, most true wordsmiths have an extensive library. Whether the books are on our Kindles or our shelves, or on the pages of the internet, we have indelibly absorbed unquantifiable sums of knowledge. Not only have we learned from the styles of other writers, we have learned about the subjects on which those authors have written.
9) Writers Love to Learn
See point #8. It is impossible to read and not absorb whatever it is you were reading about – unless you are reading a user manual for the CERN particle accelerator in Geneva. In that case, inability to understand as well as ennui may be just cause for picking up more entertaining reading material. With notable exception to the scientific breakthroughs of physics, writers tend to absorb what they read creating fountains of knowledge from which others may benefit.
10) Found: Your Voice
Yes, a writer can help you find your voice. A writer will work closely with you to discover the root of your message and make sure that it is heard. Conveying a message involves making sure that the correct message is received by the audience. However, communicating information requires more than just tone and style. It involves matching your tone and style to your message. An audience will not pay attention if the message does not appear to be coming from the person delivering it. Find a writer that will help you express yourself in a manner with which you are comfortable. If you don’t feel comfortable delivering the message, your audience will not feel comfortable receiving it.
11) Professional Shoppers In the Media Market
The world is changing very rapidly with new technologies being developed at a blinding speed. Each of us must keep up with the technologies of our trade in order to stay at the top of our respective industries. Just as a lawyer must keep up with new and changing laws, a writer must also keep up with Media Innovations. Digital and electronic media, social media, desktop publishing resources and programs, and linguistic fads and fashions are all tools of our trade with which we must maintain an intimate relationship.
If I wanted to build my own home, I would hire an architect to design it for me. I could probably read and study and figure out how to do it myself, but I would also probably miss something vitally important that a trained architect is aware of simply by the nature of his (or her) area of expertise.
Writers are the architects of communication. We know our area of expertise so that you don’t have to. For professional writing services, contact me at CarolyneRegan.com