"Well Researched, Well Written"
I learned the Art of the Search as a part of growing from scratch a solo corporate library, delving into the biomedical literature and federal guidelines relevant to guiding pharmaceutical, biologic, and medical device manufacturers through the clinical trial process. Next, I created a position within another corporation. Filling the need for a researcher with technical skills, I called became the Clinical Knowledge Specialist. But, corporations reorganize and severances happen and it seems hiring managers are not impressed with skills learned on the job.
So, as an information professional for hire, I continue to conduct research, analyzing the results to ensure my customer's questions are fully answered, create concise text for my customer's use, speaking in their voice to their customers. A wordsmith, I create documents formal, business casual, or next-door-neighbor-friendly and the occasional short story for good measure.
An added bonus that I'm beginning to offer is food photography. As the senior editor of an urban farming blog, I often find it easier to create my own photos, especially when creating recipes.
Database Searches | Biomedical Literature | Government/Industry Regulations & Guidelines | Industry Trends & Benchmarks
Content Writer | Information Briefs | Blogs | Articles | Web Content | Newsletters | White Papers | Reports
Food photography | Voice overs |
What is an information professional?
This term is often used for tech gurus dealing with networks and codes. But before the IT boom, an "information professional" was a librarian, a person trained to look up information and deliver it raw or analyzed to the requestor. Analyzed results are generally written as a report or brief, sometimes an article, book or chapter, newsletter, or white paper.
What is an infopreneur?
This is a mash-up term defining an entrepreneur who specializes in the location and intelligent dissemination of information. Many infopreneurs begin their careers as librarians or
What is the difference between content writing and copywriting?
Content writing provides information on a topic as an indirect way to market an organization. Copywriting is a marketing piece that promotes an organization by drawing attention to its brand, services, or accomplishments.
What does a content writer do?
A content writer contracts to work with a customer to educate their target audience on a specific topic. A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) may or may not be required. The writer conducts research using authoritative sources (as opposed to op-eds or personal sites). The organization may direct which sources to use or the writer may recommend and use familiar sources. The writer then summarizes information gathered and delivers it to the customer in a previously agreed upon format - report, article, blog, case study, book, or white paper.
The content writer collaborates with the customer to ensure they are fully satisfied that the document fully conveys their message. A content writer does not own the document produced; the finished product is the property of the customer.