Writing Your Own Content? Have a Friend Look at It.

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Writing Your Own Content? Have a Friend Look at It.

It’s not uncommon for business owners to write their own website content. Of course, I don’t want them to (for obvious reasons) — but sometimes hiring a copywriter just isn’t in the budget.

That’s okay. We all had to start somewhere.

But don’t overlook this one very important piece of advice:

If you are writing your own content, get someone else to look at it before you publish it.

Maybe you wrote “the the” or made a glaring grammatical error. Perhaps you used the wrong your or you’re. Maybe you didn’t make any technical mistakes at all, but the sentences just don’t flow.

If you don’t write website copy for a living, you can’t afford not to have a friend look over what you’ve created. Even professional writers use editors (I do, and she’s amazing) because it never, never hurts to have a fresh pair of eyes scanning your work for problems that everyday readers might have.

By |2015-03-27T17:29:26+00:00March 27th, 2015|Blog, Editing, How-To, Website Content, Website Copy|Comments Off on Writing Your Own Content? Have a Friend Look at It.

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Angie Papple Johnston, author of the best-selling ASVAB For Dummies, ASVAB AFQT For Dummies, and 1,001 ASVAB AFQT Practice Questions For Dummies was formally trained as a journalist by the U.S. Army. She's now a copywriter and SEO expert who writes engaging and informative B2B and B2C sales copy, website content, press releases and more. Angie works with some of the biggest names in retail, law and real estate to create world-class, compelling content. You can view Angie Papple Johnston's portfolio, find out how much it costs to hire a freelance writer or find a blog post package that works for your company. Need a quote? Contact Angie today. Connect with Angie on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.