Content Writing, Editing, Copywriting

As a content writer/editor or copy writer you will be writing and editing content for websites, blogs, articles, stories, newspaper articles etc.

What do they do?

A content writer/copy writer creates impressive contents for various mediums like websites, blogs, newspapers, journals etc. They do plans, reviews, and revise content for publication. They mainly work on specific topics and may also work on composing statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, resumes etc depending on the firm in which they are employed.

What does a typical day at work involve?

  • Checked Check and respond to client’s queries and emails
  • Checked Schedule meetings with clients and understand the nature of assignments
  • Checked Write drafts and present to clients, make changes according to the recommendations
  • Checked Do research in data and content and make notes about topics
  • Checked Rearrange acquired information and make draft
  • Checked Keep updated with current affairs and knowledge
  • Checked Discuss drafted contents with team members and clients

What are the job roles available in Content writing?

Those who have excellent language skills and creativity can work as content writers. They create contents for all most all fields like education,publication, media, public and private institutions.
Those who compose content for online consumption are known as Web content writers. They mainly write information about a company/service/organization/product.
Freelance content writers are Independent professionals and they write content on different topics for various purposes.
Those who are passionate about writing and interested to share their knowledge over various platforms can become a blogger.
Editors revise, edit, and review content for publication.
Translators are the professionals who convert information or content from one language into another language.

How to become a Content writer/Copy writer?

Step 1
Take any stream at +2 level

There is no need of choosing a particular stream at plus two level to become a content writer in future. It is just that you need to be good at language and writing.


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You can focus on Languages offered at the plus two level. Also participation in writing competitions and workshops would help you to improve your creativity and writing skills.

Step 2
Take Bachelors in Journalism or Literature

The common courses offered in this area are BCJ (Bachelor of Communication and Journalism) and BA English Literature. Both the courses offer you the opportunity to explore language and the art of writing etc. The duration of the courses will be three years.


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Writing on interested topics and publishing it on various platforms will be an added advantage.

Step 3
Take Master’s in Journalism, Literature or Translation Studies

After completing UG you can go for Masters degree either in MCJ (Master of Communication and Journalism) or MA in Literature or Translation Studies. The duration of the courses will be two years.


Note :Diploma

There are various PG diploma courses are available in this field. IGNOU offers PG diploma in creative writing and IIMC(Indian Institute of Mass Communication) offers different PG diploma courses in Journalism.

Content Writing, Editing, Copywriting Colleges

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Requirements for masters in content writing, editing, copywriting

Requirements for admission into a PG course in one of the top institutions to help you get an overall picture

India (from Pondicherry university for MA in Mass communication)

  • A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with
  • A minimum of 50% of the marks on aggregate
  • On the basis of admission entrance test of the university.

Foreign (from The London School of Economics and Political Science , United Kingdom for M.Sc in Media and Communication)

  • A 2:1( Upper second class ) degree or equivalent in social science, or 2:1 degree or Its equivalent in another field with professional experience in the media and communications field.
  • academic statement of purpose describing your intent to join the particular programme
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  • Two academic references
  • English Language Requirements :
  • an overall score of 7 and a score of 6 in writing and speaking and 6.5 in listening and reading IELTS or a Total score of 100 (with no less than 23 in Reading ,22 in Listening , 22 in writing and 20 in Speaking ) in TOEFL

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Skills Required

Writing skills

The person working in these fields should have good verbal skills. They should be able to use and understand words and create attractive and informative content by editing when it needed.

Creativity

Creativity can be used as an advantage by writers, which helps them in converting an idea into a crisp content it which also increases the quality of it.

Intellectual Curiosity

Writer or editor has to do research in order to get information and data for content creation.It’s important for them to have the quest for knowledge and information

Time management

As they have to complete their work within tight time schedule. Writers and editors need to spend a good amount of time for reading, drafting and editing of the content before the completion of work.

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