A grilled cheese should never let you down. It should be quick to make and provide plenty of nourishment. Comparably, writing as an IT copywriter should be just as visually enticing yet simple and easy to digest. It is statistically proven that grilled cheese eaters are naturally better people. According to 5 Health Benefits of Grilled Cheese, “81% of people who like grilled cheese have volunteered their time or donated food or money to people in need, compared to 66% of those who do not. 88% of grilled cheese fans like to travel and consider themselves adventurous, compared to 75% of those who don’t eat grilled cheese.” As a IT copywriter, it will benefit you immensely to avoid these common IT copywriting mistakes that could potentially ruin your entire “grilled cheese.”
Burning the Bread (Misspelled Words)
If you initially burn the bread, the whole thing is ruined. People notice spelling mistakes immediately, especially in professional IT marketing content. It stands out like the black crispy parts on your burnt grilled cheese. To avoid any spelling mistakes, make sure to spell check and run it through an editor.
Using Organic Materials (Over Complicating Things)
A grilled cheese, although unique for different health reasons, is going to taste better with white bread and processed cheese. People who try and use organic cheese and bread are doing it an injustice. Keep it simple. Contrary to popular belief, stuffing sentences with large, obscure words does not make you sound professional. Most folks are not familiar with the technical terms and IT jargon, so make sure you simplify the context.
Using Rotten Bread (Incorrect Punctuation)
Do you know people who try and justify using rotten bread while eating cheese? “Cheese is rotten milk that has curdled, so what does it matter?” Parallel to people trying to make grilled cheese with rotten bread, a common mistake is when writers use the wrong punctuation within their work. As a writer, it is your job to understand the proper comma usage and dash marks that make punctuation. Once again, use your nearest editor.
Adding too Many Cheeses (Repetition)
If you try and overwhelm your taste buds with five different cheeses, are you going to truly enjoy the finished product? Writers tend to become redundant when the hours drag on. Avoid using the same words and phrases over and over. Overuse of words can be hard to swallow.
Trying to Add Ham (No Value/Meaningless Language)
It is a GRILLED CHEESE not a ham and cheese sandwich. Readers are expecting what they order. Make sure you stay on the topic and talk directly to the client. People will not pay attention unless it directly affects them. Make sure to connect the content to their business.
A Wrong Sandwich
Orchestrating the wrong grilled cheese can prove to be extremely disappointing. It will be lackluster and impossible to enjoy. Fortunately for you, as an IT copywriter, you have the tools to make the perfect sandwich and deliver smiles to whoever wants a bite of your masterpiece.