A few months ago, I decided to take on a new challenge: web content writer and designer for one of Canada’s oldest companies. I knew that having a job as a writer would greatly contribute to my 10,000 hours of writing, but going from freelancing to the corporate world took some adjustment.
In the corporate world writing is a process, and it could sometimes be a very long one. For a magazine, a writer might deal with just one editor. You submit your draft, the editor comes back to you with notes and edits, you make the necessary changes, and the editor might make further tweaks before it’s finalized and ready for publication.
In the corporate world, there are many choir directors. So for one story, or creation of page content, you might have to go through several “editors” with contrasting viewpoints and ideas of what should be on the page. (more…)