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Becoming A Professional Freelance Gaming Copywriter

To many, gaming may be synonymous with spending the entire day on the couch, wrestling with fictional characters while forgoing work and food. However, today, gaming has become one of the biggest industries in the world, providing not only entertainment but meals for millions. In fact, one sector of the economy that has benefitted from this comprises of content writers and freelance writers, who are hired in large numbers by gaming companies to work for them.

What kind of work can you get by becoming a professional freelance gaming copywriter?

A gaming company may hire you to write any one, or more, of the following:

  • Game descriptions
  • Reviews
  • Articles on Games
  • Articles on developments in the field
  • Blogs
  • Sales and promotion copy and so on

What do you need to do to become a professional freelance gaming copywriter?

  1. Firstly, you should have a sound knowledge of the world of gaming. If you are going to be writing about them, you should know have the basics down to your tips. This is why gamers often make the best copywriters because they have extensive knowledge of the genre. However, the combination of a gamer and copywriter is hard to find. If you are not one the former, make sure you have a good enough source that you can call upon in times of need.
  2. It is also advisable to have a particular niche in the genre. Do you want to write specifically about multi-player online games, or offline simulation games? What genres do you feel most attracted to suspense, thriller, action, or something else? The more specific you are, the better your chances are of perfecting your skills in the field.
  3. Focus on your writing style. If you are writing for a magazine, your tone should be somewhere between formal and informal. If you are a web writer, be informal and engaging. Write to cater to your kind of audience.

Who should you approach to start?

To get noticed, you should start by pitching ideas to magazines and websites. Prepare a portfolio of samples or published work you have, and send it in along with your resume. Most writers also start with writing a blog or garnering a following on discussion forums and threads. Write clearly, concisely and simply: it is the best way to have people look at what you want to say.

 
 

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