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Technical Vs Content Writing

Updated on January 18, 2017

e business of writing there are two major type of writing technical and content writing. These two groups seem to be where the money is at. Let’s look deeper into this two writing styles.

 Technical Writing

Technical writing by definition is a form of writing used to describe computer hardware, software, chemistry, aerospace, robotics, finances, and consumer electronics. Technical writing is to appeal to both the technology and the not so technological. A technical writer must then tread carefully to fully grasp these two audiences. A Technical writer often needs a person of expertise in the field they are going writing on though sometime the expert can be the writer themselves. To be a good technical writer they have to have strong language and teaching skills. They have to convey to the experienced and the not so experience and translate the technical jargon that those lesser experienced may not understand. For example me it takes a real talented writer to hook me in order to read an article on the finances of robots.

 Content Writing

Content writers are mostly what we are. Content writers are writers that write content to fill up a person’s website i.e. someone created up hub pages and thus we now write on it to fill the site with content. Online entrepreneurs and business people depend on content writers to write engaging content and articles to make the person stay and want to come back to their site maybe even buy something. The content writer’s are like the hostess of the owner’s website. This also is the market to make your money as there are many online sites where people advertise for content writers to write articles on certain subjects.

Constant Content: This is an awesome site where the work comes to you. You will get notified when ever someone is looking for content for their websites it will tell the length needed and how much they will pay you for it. You can also post your own articles on there to have up for sale. WORD OF WARNING though they are very strict in the articled that you submit. They articles have to be totally error free with no copied content. Being a one woman writing machine with spelling and grammar issues I was doomed. Still I get job notifications of writing job that people need.

 Writer Without a Cause

I have mentioned before I am a bit of rebel writer for I really do not follow the rules of writing success. I maybe get there one day but it will be the hard way all the way. I kind of enjoy writing what moves me and not writing what someone requests of me, yet I would like to cause well that is where the money is at. I also have though a unique knowledge on things, for example I received a notice someone needed an article on photography. My knowledge knows nothing on that topic so I could not respond to the job offer that paid. Another notice was for a politics article, or on shampoos and beauty products I have never heard of. I probably could have winged it, but then it be a false article of text and have no real feeling or emotion to it. The writing would have been robotic, emotionless from what I had researched on. That feels wrong to me. In whatever you write I feel you should have some passion some emotion, some part of you in that article that brings it to life even if it’s to be a cooking recipe or manual on how to use a new cell phone.

Write on!


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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      This is a very interesting article. I don't know if I have time to write any more than I already do but it is good to know there are other good options. Thanks.

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      JannyC 7 years ago

      Thanks Pamela congrats your the first!

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      Michael Shane 7 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

      Very informative! Thanks for a good hub!

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      Mike Lickteig 7 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

      Hi, Janny. This was a very good article. I tend to feel technical writing is beyond my grasp. I have created an instructional manual or two over the years, but they were never overly technical in nature. Content writing pleases me more. I admire your ability to write from the heart--your personality shines in your work.

      Thanks for sharing.


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      JannyC 7 years ago

      TO Michael- Im happy you found it informative.

      To Mike- Thank you so much for your kind word. Yeah my personality with either make me or break me. Lol

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      pmccray 7 years ago from Utah

      Rebel through and through. I'm the same way if I don't have any interest or know anything about my subject matter the content will suffer. I tried writing about things I'm not interested in like computer programs and I never finished it. I have to feel something for my piece whether it's writing copy for products or personal favorites like politics. But I have to feel something or its all for not.

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      "Quill" 7 years ago

      Hi always packed into a tight package and very informative...have booked this one...


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      JannyC 7 years ago

      Nice to see Im not alone. Thank you pm you are awesome!

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      JannyC 7 years ago

      Bless you Quill thank you for coming by. Happy I was informative.

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      Maria Teresa Rodriguez - Laurente 7 years ago from San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

      Wow, Ms. JannyC. Thank you for this. I am looking for a job online really. Been awhile in searching. I hope and pray I can land on more than 2 really. God bless. More power.

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      JannyC 7 years ago

      You are welcome! Happy to of helped and good luck to you!

      Thank you for commenting.

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      wolfpack5 7 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Janny, it would be nice to make money writing but Im not doing it for that, Just to try to make a difference in the lives of people is what im here for. Great hub

      Have a great day my friend. :)

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      JannyC 7 years ago

      Thanks Wolfpack, and you do make a difference trust me . Keep writing my friend you are powerfuly awesome with your words!

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      mod2vint 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      My page views have increased in my short time here on hubpages. Working on becoming a better writer, my biggest issue is what to write about. Great info you have shared here.

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      JannyC 7 years ago

      Welcome mod2vint happy you liked it. Thank you as well for your comment.

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      Anthony Goodley 7 years ago from Sheridan, WY

      A great comparison of the two basic types of writing. I believe several of my hubs would be considered more of the technical type writing. What can I say, I'm a geek through and through. I stumbled your hub.

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      JannyC 7 years ago

      MyWebs Thank you so much.Glad you enjoyed.

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      daisyjae 7 years ago from Canada

      Another great hub with helpful info. Thanks for writing it!

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      JannyC 7 years ago

      daisyjae lovely to see you! thank you for coming. I pleased you enjoyed it and found it helpful!

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      you are offically awesome for this hub I'll have you know.

      PS I think I answered your question...

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      JannyC 7 years ago

      Thank yout Rebecca. That means so much for this was a bit of a challenge. I had the idea but to get time to write it was difficult (had sick boy) but I did it.

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      Mystique1957 7 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

      Janny deary...

      Extraordinaire, Cherie! Loved it! Very helpful, right to the point, it is a "Flac"(Free Lossless Audio Codec)I hear you, sis! This hub Rocks! Rated up! Bookmarked and Stumbled!

      Write on, Sis! More Power!

      Warmest regards and infinite eternal blessings,


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      JannyC 7 years ago

      Bless you Mystique this means so much to me. I so admire your work. Thank you so much!

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      Tony McGregor 7 years ago from South Africa

      Great work, Janny! I too don't know if I can find time to write more than I do, but your suggestions are great, thanks.

      Love and peace


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      JannyC 7 years ago

      Thank you tony! Never write more than you can. If you try to out do youself your writing fails in the end I think.

      Blessings to you.

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Janny some great ideas here - I agree you got to have some passion in there otherwise you will just drift away from writing and it will come through in your work. Rated up with a big++

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      JannyC 7 years ago

      Aww thanks. Im glad you like it.

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      ShaamCA 4 years ago from India

      Good Post.

      It gives the basic difference between these writing makes me to think in different angle.thanks for sharing.

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      Jyoti Kothari 12 months ago from Jaipur

      We need content writers for our Jewelry and Infotech business, Can you suggest some?

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      JannyC 12 months ago

      People Per Hour, and are good websites to find content writers.

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