Writing editorial for industry publications: a tailored approach

With the continued dominance of digital media and reduced production of print media, there is still a place for editorial – albeit online.   But how do you decide which publications to target and what content to pitch? For many businesses, mainstream media may not be appropriate, but targeted content for industry publications might be.

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How to bring services content to life

Writing services content, like product content, can be challenging, and it’s also easy to default to a simple list, without considering the audience. When I’m writing content about a company’s services, like this article for Wilshaw Engineering, it’s ideal to show the services in action, using real-life projects / applications. Instead of simply listing the

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Project profile: Enviro Plant Hire website

Client: Enviro Plant Hire The project In collaboration with two fellow small business owners, we delivered a new website for Australian, sustainable plant hire business, Enviro Plant Hire.  The brief I was referred to the company by a previous client and given a (brief!) brief over the phone. I wrangled SEO / website development extraordinaire,

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How to write product content without sounding too salesy

“How to write product content without sounding too salesy” probably seems like a contradiction in terms. After all, isn’t that the point of product content – to sell? Well, yes. But not immediately. First, you have to build trust. Writing product content can be tricky and it’s easy to default to “listing the specs” and

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Local love: Mt Lawley Assist

I recently wrote about how much I love supporting local businesses and how you can support small business. But I got a bit of a shock when I saw my own mug in my social media feed, as I was featured by local business directory and fellow small business cheerleaders, Mt Lawley Assist.   “We’re

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Project profile: thought leadership article for global engineering consultancy

Client: GHD Location: collaboration between Perth (content writing), Melbourne (project management) and Brisbane (ecologist / environmental scientist / project lead / thought leader) The brief: Melbourne-based communications manager from global engineering consultancy GHD contacted me about writing a thought leaderhip article about the company’s marine engineering work for a Port of Townsville project. The process:

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