This week’s featured writer considers Ayn Rand and Charles Dickens as some of her favorite authors. Writing for our Wittypen platform since its inception in 2017, learn about Vidhu’s story as a freelance content writer of over 6 years as she answers some of our writer questions for this week. Make sure to read about her suggestions for upcoming full-time content writers as you scroll down the article.
Tell us about your personal and professional journey. How did you end up becoming a content writer?
I was working with an international law firm as an asset finance lawyer before I switched to writing. The switch happened when I decided to move in with my husband who was posted in a remote location; making it difficult to find a job that matched my experience and education.
Wittypen was one of my first writing clients and I remember joining the team in its formative years. Over the years, it has been a pleasure growing with the team and working with different clients, even though my focus has been on finance and tech, of late.
What do you enjoy most about working as a content writer?
Being a writer provides you with a matchless opportunity to learn. Every new topic is an opportunity to learn and expand your horizons.
Tell us about the domains you work on. Any tips for new writers looking to work on the same?
I have written across several domains, including personal finance and investments, tech, people management, lifestyle, mental health, and even food-related content. However, I tend to focus more on mortgage-based financial products and insurance, as these are closely related to my previous work experience.
My only tip to writers is to never stop reading and growing. Be extremely critical of your work, know that there’s always room to improve, and continue working on that. Irrespective of what you’re charging for a piece of work, give it your best and never compromise on research.
You have been working with Wittypen for the last six years, tell us about your experience working as a writer on the platform.
Working with Wittypen has been fun and rewarding. The content managers I work with are more like friends and even Anshul has been pretty approachable whenever I’ve ever needed any support. Wittypen gave me a chance to work across domains and find my niche over time, and I am extremely grateful for that.
Any tips for new content writers hoping to pursue a full-time freelancing career?
A full-time freelancing career is an oxymoron 🙂 Either you freelance or you work full-time, but I get what you mean and I do have a suggestion – never compromise on deadlines. Working as a freelancer means you need to work more than ‘full time’ and manage your time well to make sure you stay ahead of your delivery schedule.
Apart from writing, what are your hobbies and interests?
My pet Coco tops this list – if he decides to give me some free time, I tend to utilize it for painting and gardening.
Lastly, please share your favorite book and current reading list.
My favorite book – that’s a tough one. I’d probably put down two here – Great Expectations and Atlas Shrugged.
My current reading list is quite haphazard. I am reading Atomic Habits, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, and The Sense of Style.