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  • Difference between content writing and copy writing?

    Confused between the terms: content writing and copy writing? Want to know the major difference between two roles and which one is better in the online world? On this Ask Expert page scroll through the advice provided by experts for all your queries.

    I would like to know what is the difference between copy writing and content writing? What is the copy writer job's role and what is the content writer job's role in the online world? Which one is better as a writer? Please reply with some example on this.
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  • These nomenclatures appear similar and we often assume them same but it is not so as there are perceptible differences between the two.

    Cotent writing is a detailed and authentic work related to a material, brand or service and the purpose of content writing is to provide the well researched information regarding the products or services. These are the knowledge pieces which will make the reader well aware about the particular thing. Content writing is educative and instructional. Its main purpose is to educate the reader for the said brand and then create and strengthen a long time relationship. A good content writer should have a command on language and grammar and write his content in a structured form. He will be using appropriate keywords to get his work recognised by search engines. He will also take care that his content is engaging and interesting for the target readers.

    On the other hand copywriting is for advertising purposes to attract and pursue the readers to buy the product. It is simply art of persuasion. It is sometimes referred as sales writing also. This type of writing is mainly used in digital advertisements, emails, brochures etc. The copywriter will use suitable language, sometimes forceful also, to provoke readers to take an action like asking more details about a product, buying a product or calling a representative etc. A good copywriter will use short and crisp sentences to evoke emotions in the reader. He will even use jingles in is writing. His emphasis is on visual advertising.

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  • Content writing is giving elaborate and full information about the selected subject, Content writing requires a lot of knowledge regarding the subject. The main use of this is to give full subject to the reader about the subject chosen for this content writing. Content writing requires complete and good knowledge about the subject and also you should have a good knowledge of the language used as a media for writing interesting and useful content.
    Copywriting is more used for advertisement of various products and services. The copywriter's language should be very crispy and the sentences written should be easily remembered and should be able to catch the attention of the consumers. The copywrites main focus will be on the advertisement for his product.

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  • A] Content Writing : They are professional writers who write content for many different types of websites, including blogs, social networks, e-commerce sites, news aggregators, and college websites.
    - This content can include sales copy, e-books, podcasts, and text for graphics. Content writers use various Web formatting tools, such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and content management systems to help create their work. They do research and decide what information to include or exclude in the site.
    - Content writers may need a bachelor's degree or higher. Degrees in English, journalism, communications and creative writing is an added advantage.
    - Web design, blogging, wikis, electronic rhetoric, and technical writing adds to their a skill.
    - Good writing and grammar skills is necessary.
    - Knowledge of different language add to their qualification.

    B] Copywriting : Copywriting is the process of writing advertising and promotional materials. Copywriters are responsible for the text on brochures, billboards, websites, emails, advertisements, catalogs, etc.
    - While you don't need any formal qualifications to become a copywriter. There are successful copywriters with college degrees and some who didn't finish high school. Some are only 18 and some are retired. Some copywriters are stay-at-home moms and some left six-figure corporate jobs.
    - You can try joining any copywriting course, which will help you learn the correct ways of copywriting.
    - You should be able to know how to market a product, same as a sales person in a showroom.
    - If you have the urge and can market a product, you can start as a freelance copywriter or can even do on a part-time basis.

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  • Content Writing is related to or about any particular product or any brand. Jobs for content writing will be available in some companies. Basically, it is providing more information and adding some good information related to Blogs, Brands, Websites or any Institutions. By this good content, we can justify which should be selected and we could also know more about any particular thing.

    Copy Writing is giving some sort of tags or messages for the purpose of advertising and for increasing sales. For example, Writing for big company products like Amazon just to raise up the sales and making profits over the products. The market is a big pool where you need to highlight your products with good copywriting content to attract the customers and ultimately increase sales.

  • Content Writing is an art providing detailed information of a product and more the writer is clear with the basics of the product, more clearly he would be ina position to interpret the quality of product. Hence Content Writing cannot be justified unless the writer is having full command of the language being used for the expression and is fully equipped with the host of knowledge relating to the product. The writer must have the capacity to influence the reader of its positive aspects and the writer may publish research paper of high order incorporating different features of the product.
    Though a content writer is not supposed to have any relevant qualification in the similar line but a graduate having good comprehension of the language including its grammar is essential.
    Familiarity with the web- designing and blogging would enhance the skill of the writer.
    Copy - writing offers the message for the promotion of the product thus luring the customers so that there could be growth of the sales. The writer would incorporate different details such as size, volume of the product, comparasion of the products with the available products in the market and highlighting the uniqueness of the existing product.
    Hence a Copy - writer should be capable of boosting the sales of a given product so that there is excellent turn over of the same in terms of revenue.

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