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How to Become a Tech Writer

tech 101010It is often the case that writers who cover news stories and also compile articles and guides on technical related subjects and news stories are going to be quite young. In fact, you are going to find that if you have a deep passion for technical devices, computing and even gaming there are going to be many different companies who will be interested in employing you.

It is the online environment that you are going to have a much increased chance of finding work as a tech news writer, and with that in mind we have put together the following article to give you a few ideas of not only who you should approach for a job in this market sector but also how you should compile and structure your articles and news stories.

Tech news does of course cover many different topics, and readers of such articles and news updates what to have as much information on any new products as is possible. With that in mind you should be looking to pack as much information into your news stories as you possibly can do.

Constructing a Tech News Article or News Story

Do not make the common mistake of making your opening paragraphs too long when compiling and structuring a tech news story or article, as the reader will be drawn to that news story by the title and will have an idea of what it is about via that title.

You would give a brief insight into the news story itself and then go into much greater detail in the next few paragraphs. A reader will always want to know the names or people or companies that are releasing any new products or updates and that should therefore be included in your news article.

Also keep in mind people like to know the price of any products they are going to be interested in buying, so if your tech news story is about a new product, piece of software or hardware then if you are allowed to mention prices from several different suppliers and compare those prices.

If the topic you are covering in your tech news story is about a new product which is replacing a previous one, then it is very important to include as much information on the new product and compare it to the product it is replacing. Mentioning any advanced features available and explain how they work and operate and what improvements there are.

In regards to the word count and length of any tech news related article, try and keep them as factual as is possible with a much smaller word count of around 500 to 750 being ample for these types of news stories.

The only way you are going to become a much more advanced an experienced writer is by writing as many news related stories and articles as is possible. So one tip we can pass onto you is to compile several to build up your portfolio and get a third party reader to give you their honest feedback on your news stories.

Specialising in Content about Mobile Devices

phones 1010You may remember the time when any mobile device was a very large and a very clumsy device which only offered you the ability to make a phone call. However, as the years have ticked by the design of mobile devices such as smart phones and tablet devices has changed from all recognition from those earlier devices.

A very large percentage of the population of each country have some type of mobile device, and there is also a large number of people who insist on having the very latest mobile device the very minute it becomes available to the general public.

With there being lots of different operating system and lots of companies designing and then manufacturing their own unique mobile devices there is of course a demand for writers who are able to keep pace with the mobile device environment, which is an ever changing one.

If you are thinking of a career writing or in journalism, then one way to get a step onto ladder is by initially writing mobile device reviews and mobile device news stories.

Whilst your articles will possibly not be needed in print media there is a very large demand for writers who can put together and compile informative and unique articles on that subject for websites.

Constructing a Computing Article or News Story

You will need to supply as much technical information as you possibly can do if you are writing any news story or guide to any recently launched mobile device.

The more information you supply the more likely a reader is going to return to read any additional articles or guides you write which is certainly going to help with your career as a writer.

You should concentrate your writing efforts on comparing the very latest mobile devices and mobile operating systems with any devices a new one is replacing and also list any new features found on a newly launched mobile device.

Obviously depending on where your news story or article is to be displayed you may also want to mention the current price of the mobile device you are writing about and comparing the price with various different supplies.

Images can also help to complement any mobile device related article and as such be prepared to include those in your written work as that will enable the reader to study those images and get a feel for the information you are supplying them with.

As long as you are prepared to put in the work required to keep pace with the constantly changing world of mobile devices then you will find plenty of companies will be interested in buying your guides, articles and news stories.

Just make sure you keep the word count high and the quality of your articles high too as that is what all buyers of any written work will be looking for and if you can master the art of writing mobile related news stories then the sky is the limit in regards to what you can earn from your writing talents.

Writing in the Gambling Niche

Online-Slot-GamesWriters who are fully conversant with all forms of gambling are going to find lots of companies will be eager to use your writing talents, more so in the online environment as opposed to the more traditional print media.

If you are looking for a career in writing and do have a deep knowledge of gambling in general, then there are lots of different hints and tips we can pass onto you in regards to how you can make a career out of writing on that very topic.

The most commonly asked for articles in regards to gambling topics are guides on individual games of chance and also the gambling sites which offer those games to their players and customers.

However, with there being lots of promotional offers, new casino game releases and a whole slew of additional news related stories which a writer can write about you will always find you can diversify into news related gambling topics if you fancy a change from writing about casino games and what they have to offer players.

Constructing a Gambling Article or New Story

One aspect of writing gambling game guides that you do have to pay careful attention to is unique content, for it can be way too easy for a writer who for example has been commissioned to write about several slot games and to give a review of them to use the same terms and phrases on each of those articles and guides.

You should open any game guide with a brief overview of the theme of the game if any, along with mentioning any previous games the new game may be part of a series of and possibly also mention the date that game was released and who designed it.

Next you will need to mention the stakes and the prizes which can be won on the game you are reviewing and also mention the all important payout percentage or house edge of the game, as that is a very vital piece of information for any gambler.

Next mention any bonus games or bonus features and give an overview of how they are triggered and awarded to players. If for example you are writing about a blackjack game or a video poker game, then you can often make your articles much more interesting by mentioning how a player can put into play perfect playing strategy.

There will, as mentioned above be a huge number of companies and individuals who will require people to write for them who understand the gambling environment inside and out, and as such you should put feelers out to gain a foothold in the industry if it is one you do have a lot of knowledge about.  We have recently contibributed to Wagered.com and OddsChecker.com Рtwo highly respectable sites in the Gambling niche, and we had great feedback from this.

As long as you keep your news stories and casino or gambling game guides unique and informative you will find it is very easy to write plenty of articles in one session, and it can also be a very fun environment to work as it is certainly an ever changing one!