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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.

How to Find Work from Your Computer

computer 101Where would we all be without computers? Well, we wouldn’t be sat here reading this particular guide which is going to give you a few pointers if you are looking for a career in journalism or writing and you have something of a specialist knowledge of computing.

With there being such a huge range of different computers and laptops there is a real demand for people who can write on that subject, but also opt their own unique spin and writing style into the articles and news stories they write.

You are going to find it will be best that you approach not only newspaper and magazines directly if you are hoping to get a foot into the door so to speak to working for those companies, but many websites are screaming out for quality writers.

So do consider approaching computing themed and based website owners with some example articles and news stories as many people do have a high level of success when doing so.

Constructing a Computing Article or News Story

Many writers who are compiling computer based news stories and articles use tech speak throughout those articles, and it will be determined by the readers who are expected to read your articles whether you make them technical based or write them in an easy to follow way.

Keeping to the facts is very important for whilst every computer will have its own specification, if you are writing a review readers and not going to be too interested of how you found certain aspects of the computer you are reviewing which are only relevant to you.

You should start off with the technical specification when compiling a computer news story or review type article and also compare it to any previous model it has replaced.

Keep in mind that as well as the specification of any computer you will need to mention the price, however, depending on what type of article you are compiling you may not be required to mention a price or a price comparison between different suppliers.

That may be due to the website or publication you are writing for are aiming to push their readers or website visitors to one single supply and as such there will be no need to mention the price.

One final thing to note is that you will need to have had access to the computer you are writing about, whilst some writers can simply read through the technical specification of a computer and then fill up a new story or review based article with that specification.

You are going to build up a loyal following of readers if you give them as much information as possible but from a personal point of view, rather than just rehashing the tech data.

The length of any such computing related article will always be up to the person who has asked you to write it, however an average word count for such articles is between 500 and 1000 words in total.

Using Apps to find Writing Work

journalism oneYou will only have to take a look at just how many different mobile apps are available to realise there is going to be a very strong demand for writers and journalists who can write news stories and guides to mobile applications.

How most writers who do write about mobile apps tend to make their money is by compiling reviews on all of the very latest mobile apps that have been launched and will also write a series of regular news stories for pint media as well as websites that are supplying information on both mobile devices and apps.

There is however a lot of competition between writers involved in the mobile app market sector and it is with that in mind you will need to really have a very deep interest in mobile devices to all you to make your work unique and interesting to the reader.

Keep on reading for below we are going to be passing onto you a range of writing hints and tips which may allow you to compile lots of unique mobile app related news stories and articles, which is of course what every writer will be looking to do if they are to make a living out of writing!

Constructing an App Related Article or News Story

The one thing that you are going to have to acquire as a writer who specializes in writing about mobile apps is to get access to several different mobile devices which all have a different operating system on them.

For there can be some ever so subtle differences in regards to the way mobile apps work and operate on different mobile devices using a different operating system which any reader of your articles and guides is going to need to be aware of.

You will also have to physically download the apps you are writing about and will also need to fully test them out if you are to write an informative articles or news story on those apps.

So one thing that you will need when writing about mobile apps is a lot of time set aside to research fully each and every app you are going to be writing about. That does of course mean your work may attract a premium in regards to the price you can sell it for once completed taking into account the additional work required to research each app fully.

However, once you do get the hang of downloading installing and then utilizing any app you have been commissioned to write about you will find structuring your articles and new stories in such a way a reader will find interesting comes easily.

Just stick to the main facts and tell the reader what each app does and possibly also compare the apps to other ones the market as one thing a mobile user does have is a lot of choice in regards to the types of apps they can download and utilize and mentioning what makes on app better than another will be of great interest to readers of your work.