If you are running a company, you will need employees who can write accurate articles or blogs in a timely manner. It’s important to remember that writing quality content takes dedicated effort. Following a few simple tips will keep you focused on your content and allow you to put an article together from start to finish in a short period of time.
Organize Your Information
Organize your information so it’s easy to understand and in the right order. Create an outline so the information flows and is easy to read and understand. When you take notes, separate them according to section or topic. This will help you keep all of your information organized.
Keep Research Simple
Over-researching takes both time and energy. Keep your research simple. Instead of researching five or six average sources, choose one or two reputable resources that are well known for providing accurate information. Having a highly respected resource will give your article more weight than several unknown resources.
Don’t Over Interview
You only need one or two interviews to garner enough accurate information to write a quality blog or article. Doing too many interviews wastes times and gives you more information than you need. Keep interviews short. Lengthy interviews tend to take up extra time and you don’t get as much quality information.
Minimize Turn Around Time
Try to exceed expectations when it comes to deadlines. If an article comes with a 5 day deadline, set your deadline for 3 days. This eliminates rushing and gives you the time you need without making the client wait.
Keep First Drafts Short
Keep your first drafts short and to the point. If you need to add content, you can add it where it needs to be while keeping it factual and on point. A first draft should highlight the main points and any sub points you want to make.
Edit When You’re Finished
Write the article and go over it thoroughly when it is finished. Editing as you go can make you overthink your subject matter and may actually cause you to lose valuable ideas. If you wait and edit when the article is finished, you will get to see how well it flows and if changes need to be made to smooth things out. Transcription services have tools that make editing easy.
Writing quality content in a timely fashion consistently will bring clients back time after time. Working efficiently will keep you on track and also on the preferred list when it comes to the best jobs. You don’t have to spend hours on topics you already know. Quality content is not hard to deliver if you stay on task and focus on the finished product.
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Beth Worthy is the Director of Operations for GMR Transcription Services, Inc an Orange County, California based company that has been providing accurate and affordable transcription services since 2004. GMR Transcription has worked with over 8,000 clients spanning myriad industries and prides itself on its customer service and quick turnaround time. Their services include audio transcription, video transcription, and digital transcription, as well as Spanish and Mandarin translation. Google +