I’ve spent over 20 years working as a professional business writer, crafting technical business materials, marketing collateral, magazine articles, white papers, nonprofit materials, government proposals, manufacturing training documents, books, and so much more. Do you want to learn how to land your first writing job but don’t know how? Do you want to learn skills to help you become a better business writer? Or do you want to learn how to write and publish a book to help your business grow? This site will provide everything you need, from blog posts, videos, and self-paced training.
Learn how to land a business writing job
If you love writing, you may think that writing a novel or working as a freelancer are the only ways to make a living as a writer. Expand your horizons and consider learning business writing skills that will allow you to write all sorts of content for businesses, nonprofits, universities, government agencies, and more. Your career path can either be as an employee (with benefits!) or as a freelancer. This site will teach you how to make a good and stable living as a writer.
Learn from a business writing expert
My name is Jennifer Pinkley and I’ve spent over 20 years working as a professional writer, crafting business materials, magazine articles, nonfiction books, nonprofit content, and personal history books for clients.
Business writing is a rewarding career field, but it can be daunting figuring out how to break in, or even how to learn new skills. This site shares my experiences from my long career supporting a wide variety of businesses, nonprofits, and individual clients.
Savvy Business Writing Blog
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Take a self-paced course
I’m about to launch several self-paced courses that teach you what you need to know to land a great business writing job. The courses about to launch include:
- Five business writing careers with great salaries + benefits (this class will be free)
- Create a writing portfolio that will help you land a writing job
- How to start a career as a business writer
- Technical writing bootcamp
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About Jennifer Pinkley
I love the process of writing and editing effective business documents, and I want to teach you my secrets. I have over 20 years of writing, editing, design, indexing, and layout experience. I’ve worked with countless clients to design and write manuals, online help, white papers, government proposals, marketing materials, books, and more. I’m deeply committed to helping others create the best content possible and I always go above and beyond for each of you.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions and answers
What is your business writing background?
I’ve loved to write for as long as I can remember. I studied history in college, in large part because I love to research and write about history. After college, I got a job as a technical writer. I spent years learning how to write technical documentation about things like architecture, engineering, construction, telecommunications, software design, and lots more. I learned new things every chance I got, and I soon learned how to write and design marketing materials and websites. I also branched out into writing for magazines as a freelancer. After working for big companies for several years, I struck out on my own and wrote for magazines, small business, and nonprofits. Along the way, I’ve written and designed brochures, press releases, white papers, nonfiction books, annual reports, and pretty much every kind of business material that exists.
What courses do you offer?
I am preparing to launch a variety of courses about business writing.
- Five Business Writing Careers with Great Benefits + Salaries (FREE)
- How to Land a Job as a Business Writer
- Create a Writing Portfolio that will Help You Land a Writing Job
- Technical Writing Boot Camp
Is business writing really a good career choice?
I think so! It’s been great for me for over 20 years. During that time, I’ve worked for large software companies, small start-ups, nonprofits, and government contractors. Every single industry needs writers for creating content. Smart business owners know that having business writers on staff helps create more professional materials and a professional image. If you are willing to learn additional skills, like website design, simple layout, and editing, you’ll be a great catch for businesses and nonprofits. In addition, writing jobs are especially well suited to remote work because you can write from anywhere.
Do you offer any one-to-one coaching?
Yes! If you’re thinking about starting a career in business writing, or maybe thinking about changing careers, I can help you sift through the different options that might best fit your skills and interests. I can give you tips on creating great portfolio content and how to position yourself to get a writing job. Contact me to set up a free chat to see if we’d be a good fit for coaching.