(Francis’ Full-time Virtual Assistant)
Here’s a sample of a writing exercise in search of my voice in writing
Background from Francis:
I asked my VA to challenge himself with writing in 4 different voice tones the same sort of content to expand his horizon a bit. It was also a small test to see how he handles smaller challenges.
Every individual has its own different style and approach in writing. Some will make your heart melt, make you laugh so hard and some are informative. No matter what your style is, you can’t impose it on to anything like you want it, especially when a random audience would come and visit your site.
Yes, you have to consider some standards in writing your opinion, post or article in a way that will not offend a random audience. But, this task mainly talks about different writing styles in commenting.
Recently, I had this task about voice recording entitled, “My Voice Recording Experience.” These tasks, writing in different styles and voice recording have similarities when it comes to finding your own voice. I mean your style in writing and giving opinion of the website I am working.
For this particular site, my writing style should be cool and a little bit aggressive but not offending. Though it sounds a little complicated, but I took the challenge with an open mind.
From this period, I am still warming up in search of my own voice and supposed-to-be writing style.
As a virtual assistant, there are steps and adjustments I must take to be successful in this field. I had to adapt from the things that I am not familiar and had to bend and break some of the usual habits to fit in the puzzle.
Although this task is same as just commenting to the mainstream social media platforms, but it is still best to take some precautions to avoid conflicts later on.
Mainstream platforms are flooded with sarcastic remarks that will create a commotion and that should be avoided and this is the main purpose of my writing exercise.
Comments for Challenge for a content writer VA: Use 4 Different Writing Styles
|Aug 04, 2014||Getting you self-motivated
by: FrancisThe main goal of the exercise is to boost your self-confidence, Jomvie.You have your very own “style” but it can always be fine-tuned to be the most effective for any site you write content for.A newsletter website reads differently than a blog about puppies etc.
I like to think this exercise was a useful one.