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Old 09-20-2016, 06:13 AM
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Copywriting need not only good at English but also good at writing skills. If you are bad at writing by your native language, can you write good articles in English. I don't think so.
 
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Best way to learn English(If you are not a native speaker) an write attractive article. Don't focus much on seo. Because content is the king for ranking

And i want to give you another suggestion that if you want to build an authority site then you have to create well research article but if you want to create affiliate niche then read 3-4 article and combine all information. Simple
 
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The irony in this thread is outstanding.
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its not hard , actually its easy for a person that know writhing about what , copyright its good but in many country that`s not mean for webmasters.
 
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No it is not true in fact India is the second country in the world after USA speaking English. We know that copy writing is not that easy but some of the bloggers like Harsh agarwal have achieved the position of top blogger in the world.
 
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Old 01-20-2017, 05:35 AM
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I am not passionate in writing but I can rewrite simple article. You should practice and ask your friend to proofread your work, in that way you can practice your skill.
 
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Of course it is, like any other creative process. If it weren't difficult, everyone would be doing it & be good at it. Having said that, you can definitely improve yourself through practice. The more articles, blog posts etc you write, the better you get at it. Apart from writing, you also need to read. Read mostly good content, but also some bad stuff. Then over a period of time, you'll learn to recognize good from bad & push yourself towards writing good.
 
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Having said that, you can definitely improve yourself through practice. The more articles, blog posts etc you write, the better you get at it. Apart from writing, you also need to read. Read mostly good content, but also some bad stuff. Then over a period of time, you'll learn to recognize good from bad & push yourself towards writing good.
Sorry Vaguar, I have to disagree to a certain extent.

You can't learn grammar just through repetition of process. If you rely on grammar checkers then you are beholden to programmers, who often have no better grammar skills than the average 12 year old.

People are also (generalisation alert!!!) delusional in a lot of cases, and don't take kindly to criticism, so using a 'self-recognition' type of 'learning journey' isn't going to work. Friends won't even tell each other the truth for fear of upset.

In my circle of friends, and colleagues, I am renowned for straight talking and honesty...no BS just to make people feel good. If it's good I will say so, if it's bad I will say so.
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Sorry Vaguar, I have to disagree to a certain extent.

You can't learn grammar just through repetition of process. If you rely on grammar checkers then you are beholden to programmers, who often have no better grammar skills than the average 12 year old.

People are also (generalisation alert!!!) delusional in a lot of cases, and don't take kindly to criticism, so using a 'self-recognition' type of 'learning journey' isn't going to work. Friends won't even tell each other the truth for fear of upset.

In my circle of friends, and colleagues, I am renowned for straight talking and honesty...no BS just to make people feel good. If it's good I will say so, if it's bad I will say so.
You may not be able to improve upon grammar my friend, but as long as you can improve upon your creativity & keep your readers interested, isn't it all that matters? I used to write content like boring old office memos once upon a time but now I've learned to do better!
 
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You may not be able to improve upon grammar my friend, but as long as you can improve upon your creativity & keep your readers interested, isn't it all that matters? I used to write content like boring old office memos once upon a time but now I've learned to do better!
True...but I think you understand my point.

It's very much niche dependant. I write a lot on green energy for the commercial sector. Procurement managers are looking for detail and technical information, which is hardly the sort of thing you can be creative with or find interesting. I also write for the health/fitness sector where the style is completely different.

So we were probably coming from completely different angles in our answer.
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Procurement managers are looking for detail and technical information, which is hardly the sort of thing you can be creative with or find interesting.
Oh yes, technical writing is a completely different animal. I once took one on. There were no set standards, they weren't clear what they wanted & the requirements kept on changing. Worst assignment ever. Haven't taken on another one since then & don't intend to either.
 
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You gotta know the English language pretty well.. otherwise you're not gonna have a great impact.

For me, copywriting is easy.. it takes time to really think about what needs to be said though.
 
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You gotta know the English language pretty well.. otherwise you're not gonna have a great impact.

For me, copywriting is easy.. it takes time to really think about what needs to be said though.
Agreed, but there are many views on what is good English.
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Agreed, but there are many views on what is good English.
It also depends on the context.. (like you've already pointed out) for example, if you're just shooting the s*** on a webmaster forum, it doesn't matter in the same way when you're being paid $17,000 for a long form sales letter, right?

And.. it also comes down to the niche you're operating in at that moment.. say.. if you're writing a VLS for a financial services firm, then you're gonna be using different language than when you're writing outrageous clickbait headlines for a clean living blog..

The conversation is different.. not just varying from niche to niche, but also on the medium that you're using to deliver the message.

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Spot on.

Many people write blogs in the completely wrong tone.

One bug bear of mine is the use of 'we', when writing a piece. Gone are the days when readers were fooled into the presumption that the use of 'we' gives credence to the cause of the writer. Or gives a false impression of size of company..."we will do whatever it takes to....", "We are the best in the business" BS!!!

great article here on bad practices that some should note. https://enveritasgroup.com/campfire/...rst-practices/
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Spot on.

Many people write blogs in the completely wrong tone.

One bug bear of mine is the use of 'we', when writing a piece. Gone are the days when readers were fooled into the presumption that the use of 'we' gives credence to the cause of the writer. Or gives a false impression of size of company..."we will do whatever it takes to....", "We are the best in the business" BS!!!

great article here on bad practices that some should note.
Nice link here. Encourage everyone to read this, if just for the first and second tips!
 
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