Writing Coach: 3 Ways You Benefit
I’m well aware that writing comes naturally to me, while for many others, it’s more of a struggle. That’s why I became a writing coach, in all fairness. I wanted to make writing more comfortable for people who find it more of a challenge than I do. It wasn’t until my friends started university that I realized how much I took my writing abilities for granted. In this post, I want to share with you three ways in which you can benefit from a writing coach like me!
1. A Writing Coach Gives You Confidence
When you find writing — whether for academic or business purposes — challenging, it’s hard to have confidence in what you’re writing. My clients report that they often worry about whether what they’re writing is good enough. It’s a common problem — and it affects copywriters, too, though perhaps not as much — but just because it’s common, it doesn’t mean you have to continue to feel that way.
Confidence in your writing ability grows the more you understand what the ingredients of high-quality writing are. You’re less likely to spend your time feeling inadequate if you can review your copy and see evidence of those ingredients in the content or essays that you’ve written. Working with a writing coach can help you to understand what’s right and what’s not, and give you clarity when you’re evaluating your work.
2. Writing Coaching Develops Varied Skills
Different types of writing need different types of skills. People who have gone through the education system, for example, often find that the rules that they learned at school aren’t all that useful. This is especially true when it comes to writing articles and blog posts and web content that’s aimed at increasing conversions. That’s because writing for the web or writing marketing content requires you to break the rules that you’ve learned at school.
A lot of my clients struggle with this, in particular. It’s hard to break the habits that you’ve learned at school and university. The transition from formal writing to less formal writing can be a struggle. The difficulty is that if you don’t manage to transition to the less formal style of writing, you’re going to alienate your readers. Working with a writing coach helps you to manage the transition more efficiently, and gives you the confidence to write in a more conversational voice. This, in turn, helps you to maximize the effectiveness of your content.
3. Writing Coaching Helps You Succeed
Success in your business, charity or academic work isn’t just down to being able to write well. Writing confidently, however, plays a quite significant part. Regarding digital marketing, applying for grants, and so on, writing has a significant impact on your success. So, it makes sense that working with a writing coach helps you in your journey towards success. Effective copywriting and academic writing are easily taught, even if you don’t consider yourself to be much of a writer.
Techniques that you learn when you’re being coached by a copywriter develop further the more that you practice them. Therefore, the more time you invest in working with your writing coach, the better your level of success. Sure, there’s a cost to coaching. However, my clients see the benefits of working with me regarding ROI and increased grades. Both of these things can measure your success, letting you see how writing coaching really benefits you.
If you lack confidence in your writing ability but want to be able to write your own website content, articles, blogs and more, working with a writing coach is an excellent investment. You’ll learn the skills that you need to excel — because anyone can learn to write well, it just takes someone to point you in the right direction.
Originally published at kingdomacademia.co.uk on October 29, 2018.