Technology has dramatically improved our quality of life. Electric cars, AI assistants and solar energy are just some of the many technological advancements that are making our lives easier and more enjoyable. Whether we notice it or not, technology has impacted all aspects of our lives. Letters have been replaced by instant messages, pay phones are obsolete since everyone has a smartphone and typewriters now belong in a museum – we much prefer our ultra-slim, ultra-fast, ultra-shiny laptops and tablets.
The writing industry has also drastically been changed by technology. Not only do we write faster, we also consume information differently. As a result, it must be packaged and delivered according to the audience’s requirements: straightforward, in a catchy and witty manner. Within this guest post, Laura Thompson at essaywritingserviceuk.co.uk outlines how technology is affecting the writing industry – from global audiences and virtual critics, to research and more opportunity for remote jobs.
1. Global Audiences & More Distribution Channels
Long gone are the days when, limited by your circumstances, financial situation or other external factors, your writing could only reach a small audience. The internet has shattered all barriers, geographical, political and religious. A writer’s texts, ideas and concepts can now circulate at astonishing speeds.
Bloggers and journalists nowadays face little to no impediments if they want to make their work public. They need only create a blog and they have the liberty to express themselves freely. Novels, news articles or poetry can be read by huge audiences thanks to the internet.
2. Virtual Critics and Mentors
As a contemporary writer, you don’t have to look too far for feedback. It’s simple to reach out to your peers and readers online and ask for suggestions or constructive criticism. While the internet is open to everyone and can be an excellent tool for instant feedback, it can also be a harsh place for the faint of heart. Under the cloak of anonymity, people can be brutally honest.
However, if you want honest opinions and suggestions from people with different backgrounds, the internet is at your disposal 24/7. Whether you’re a copywriter, blogger or novice writer, you can ask for help with writer’s block, request ideas or employ ghost writers. And if you’re a student who needs to write an essay or a dissertation, you can rely on professional writing services that will deliver the best materials.
Technology has also dramatically impacted the way research in the writing industry is done. Bloggers and copywriters are nowadays more inclined to use online resources rather than head to the local library and browse through dozens of newspapers.
However, with all the information they need at their fingertips, it is the writers’ duty to check their facts and make sure the information they use is accurate. Online research can be a double-edged sword. Since anyone can bring their contribution to the world wide web, not everything we see online is true, fact-checked or entirely accurate.
4. Remote Jobs
One of the biggest perks of the latest technological advancements are virtual jobs. One can easily find well-paid writing gigs on remote jobs platforms. As a result, it’s not uncommon for ghost-writers to work remotely or even from a different country than their employer.
Remote jobs have reshaped the writing industry and changed the rhythm of content creation. Obsolete type-writers, Xerox machines and printers have been replaced by high-speed wi-fi, feather-light laptops and electronic mail. All of these make it possible for writers, bloggers, journalists and copywriters to make a living wherever they are in the world as long as they have a stable internet connection, a reliable computer and heaps of imagination.
With today’s booming digital world, there’s now a whole host of new opportunities (as well as new jobs) for writers and anyone wanting to start their journey in the writing industry. Yes, there is now more competition as anyone and everyone can have access to the internet and that means more volumes of people, however it should be seen as something exciting and not as something to overwhelm you.
About the Author:
Laura Thompson works at Essay Writing Service UK under the English and Creative Writing fields. With experience of undertaking modules in a diverse range of subjects, she has acquired exceptional knowledge of contemporary and classical theories which include philosophy, history, cultural studies, film and literature. Having recently graduated with a first Class combined Bachelor’s with honours, she has a clear understanding of current academic systems and regulations, as well as high quality proof reading skills.
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