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What is Professional Writing?

If you’re here, kudos to you for having a desire to be a good writer! Today, I’m going to answer the question, “What is professional writing?” This is one skill that is extremely valuable in today’s world of ever-shrinking attention spans – and it is a skill that will definitely help you stand out from the crowd when trying to land a job.

What is Professional Writing?

Professional writing is writing for some sort of reward (like lots of money). OK, that’s it. That’s all there is to it.

I’m joking! There’s a lot more to being a professional writer than that.

Professional writing is all about conveying information in the workplace. It is different from creative writing like novels, which are meant to entertain. Professional writing seeks to inform, persuade, or instruct others in a workplace and business environment.

What Tools Do I Need to Know in Professional Writing?

There are many different tools that you will use as a professional writer to get your message across to your target audience. Here are a couple that you will need to know in order to be a truly professional writer.

1. Grammar

You are going to need to know your grammar and punctuation inside and out. Or, if you can’t memorize all the rules – you should at least have a reference blog (like this one!) bookmarked so you can refer to the rules when you need them.

You will need to know when to use commas, when to use a colon, what a participle is and how to keep it from dangling. You will also need to know the best use for adjectives and adverbs, and how to effectively use the three cases of pronouns. There’s nothing less professional in writing than bad grammar and punctuation. Don’t let that happen to you!

2. Writing Style

Another tool you will need when you are learning to write like a professional is how to change your writing style. You will learn how to know your audience before you write. You will know how to write in the first, second, or third person narrative. You will also be a master of email etiquette and how to employ effective word choice.

What Will I Be Writing?

There is so much professional writing that takes place in any business context. Here are a few of the most common types.

Being skilled at professional writing is a valuable commodity these days. And if you’re looking for more information to the question, “What is professional writing?” look no further. Buckle up, and dive into our blogs and Professional Writing videos!

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