The lines between marketing writing (copywriting) and technical writing are blurring in the job market. Even though technical writers are increasingly asked to provide marketing content, many hiring managers, recruiters, and technical writers don’t appreciate the significant differences between the two kinds of writing. So what are the differences, which kind of writing might appeal to you more, and what can you learn to enable you to do both kinds of writing?
Jim Driggers of Writing Jim will present a comparison of marketing and technical communication based on his industry knowledge and experience producing both kinds of writing. He will introduce tech comm folks to the marcom world and discuss copywriting principles that help technical writers create better marketing copy.
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About the speaker:
Driggers is a freelance technical writer and copywriter. He specializes in writing business operations policies and procedures and website marketing content for small businesses. Jim has helped companies in the San Francisco Bay Area, United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Kenya improve their business operations. He has written award-winning feature articles for magazines and a variety of marketing content such as company websites, blog posts, brochures, white papers, and business prospectuses.
Time: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 6 p.m.
Location: Highlands Country Club 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland, CA 94618
6:00 to 7:00 pm: Networking, conversation & dinner
7:00 to 7:15 pm: Announcements
7:15 to 8:30 pm: Presentation
8:30 to 9:00 pm: Conversation, follow up on job announcements
9:00 to 9:15 pm: Clear the room; move conversations to the sidewalk
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