This is an excerpt from the thirteenth edition of The Write Fit, a fortnightly newsletter about writing, editing and proofreading, content marketing and good editorial practices for business, from Sarah Mitchell and Dan Hatch at Typeset.
The majority of business communicators say they know what successful writing looks like, but less than half consider their writing to be successful. This is a key finding in our State of Writing 2020, a global survey of 238 business communicators produced with the help of Mantis Research.
You can find the full report and our analysis here: http://bit.ly/StateofWritingResearch
State of Writing 2020 set out to discover where business communicators – marketers, communications professionals and small-business owners – were experiencing success and where they were falling down in their writing projects. The purpose of the research was to learn what separated the best writers from those experiencing less than satisfactory results and to report those findings to the wider business community.
We wanted to go beyond an academic understanding of good or bad writing and get to the bottom of what makes writing effective in a business context. We all know writing requires an investment of time and budget, so we were interested to find out what was needed to improve the return on that spend.
Other stand-out findings from the research include:
Our 25-page report is loaded with data and ends with recommendations on what you can do to improve the effectiveness of your writing. Dig in for the full report.
We’d love to hear any comments or questions you have about this report. Drop us a line at email@example.com.
19 February 2019
2021 global survey into writing effectiveness is now open: If you’d like to contribute to our State of Writing research for next year, please take the State of Writing 2021 survey. All participants will receive an early copy of the report (before publication).
The above is just one small part of our fortnightly newsletter. It’s jam-packed with excellent advice, tips and news for anyone who writes for their business. Get your own copy here: