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Write as a Reader

Write as a Reader

Think as a Reader …

Having Reader’s Perspective is a must for a Writer!

Just focusing on what you want to write is not enough, you need to consider reader’s perspective. Doing so will prove to be beneficial and will help you write based on the question that your readers are wondering about, this will make the content to be reader-centric.

Such an approach will not allow any gaps in your writing, thereby letting the readers be a satisfied reader of your writing.

After all, writing is an Art, like you are an artist so you need to perform for your audience.

If you fail to write from the perspective of the reader, your text won’t be read with patience by your readers. The mantra to be a good write is to “Be Reader-centric”.

Important rules to consider while writing:

You may be writing different types of content like a technical journal, content for magazines, a training manual, general articles or you must be working on feature writing for a diverse readership.

Do keep the following checkpoints for writing good content in mind.

(a) While writing technical journals or magazines, do not assume that the reader is technically sound, accordingly choose words. Note, that the use of jargon should be very selective w.r.t the target audience;

(b) While writing a training manual, use appropriate technical words and jargon but do remember to add necessary foot-note;

(c) While writing general articles intended for a diverse readership, do not show off your language skills. Assume that that intellectual level of your readers is average and be subtle in choosing the words and expressions. It’s a fact that an average reader will not have flexibility to alternate between a high and medium type of writing;

(d) Never use Latin or ancient words for expressions, even uncommon idioms are to be avoided. More importantly, if you are a non-native speaker of English, do not try to translate idioms or expressions into English. Remember that every language has its own style.

(e)Finally, always remember that as compared to listening, reading is more tiresome and hence make a conscious effort to help the readers maintain their interest in your writing, for this purpose write eye-catching paragraph headings wherever required.

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