A Professional Writer Gets Projects Done
Many call AAA when their cars won’t kick over and the same is true for people calling professional writers when projects stall. Why call in a professional writer? Can’t someone, maybe an intern, jump start a lagging project? In a word, no. If that is the case, what are three good reasons to call a professional writer? Authority, Audience and Accountability. Because the project, which was needed completed yesterday, last week, or last month, simply cannot wait any longer. A professional writer can instill a sense of excitement into a project by being fluent in the expressive craft of writing.
Think for a moment about why writing projects – both professional and personal – get postponed. They may be a resume and cover letter, web content for an About Page or wedding vows. Regardless, a simple string of alphabet characters can cause clammy palms in the masses. Indeed, professional writers are well acquainted with the intimidation of writer’s block. Professional writers slay many a dragon that gets in a novice writer’s path. They have fought the fear of misspelling a word, choosing the wrong verb with a given subject, or burying the point of the piece into obscurity. The difference between a professional writer and an amateur is experience. And, with experience comes authority. Authority shakes things up with short and long sentences. It allows for precise word choices from knowing the Latin and Greek roots – and the origins of other foreign words – that only comes from daily application. And, it comes from work that does not sit and wait for inspiration, but finds the specific and interesting point in the commonplace.
Furthermore, authority in writing can rapidly lead to audience identification. A professional writer knows that a piece is pointless unless it is directed to the correct party. It is never, ever about the author – unless it is a reflection in a private journal. For the argument of why a company or individual should hire a professional writer, audience identification is critical to the timely completion and success of the piece of writing. Without the awareness of the end receiver, the project may appear to be complete, but can lack the focus it needs to be effective communication.
What if writing the piece doesn’t seem too intimidating, but nevertheless it sits in a desktop to-do pile as a jotted note attached to a weekly status report? Professional writers come in many forms – technical documentation specialists, journalists and reporters, and bloggers. These professional are driven by deadlines to get a task done quickly and to move onto the next project. Accountability in start dates, feedback sessions and deadlines is essential to successful project completion. Professional writers know deadlines are friends while others see them as foes.
When the hand-wringing session is over, it is time to pick up the phone or log online and find help to get the job done. What is she being paid to do? Revive a stalled project with her authority of words, knowledge of audience identification, and wisdom to flow and meet deadlines. Isn’t it time to call a professional writer today?