by steve / 30 September, 2016

This blog post is based on the presentation with the same title that I gave at the Write The Docs Europe 2016 conference on the 19th of September in Prague.

Introduction

As a beginner content creator, I had hard times during my work.

Most of this because of my lack of confidence and practice. To grow faster, I had to build a process (rather a daily routine) that I could follow at work. I had to find the most effective supporting tools and maybe most importantly: I had to figure out how to keep myself motivated despite every failure.

This blog post is about my methods for becoming a better writer in English. It shows my tricks for self-improvement. I don’t want to pretend I have accomplished my goal: I’m still on the road and I have a lot to learn. But I hope... Read more

by steve / 2 December, 2015

In this blog post series team members tell you about their experiences in writing web content. Read on to see what Steve had to say.

In this blog post I’d like to show you what I learned so far about content writing.

In the past few months I have been involved in a lot of writing related tasks at work. I have had to write newsletters, blog posts and content for different websites. As I’m a freelance journalist and critic, I thought creating content for the web wouldn’t be so hard. I was wrong. Writing content for the web is a whole other story with different rules compared to journalism.

3 Main Challenges

At the start I already faced the following:

People don’t read on the web: At least not with the same method as they read printed text. They just skim... Read more