Many of the web contents today are actually salvaged original materials that aren’t as appealing anymore. Hence, the term rewriting in online writing isn’t about doing your material all over again or spicing it up. It’s about taking one article or two and writing your own piece to make it original. Of course, the idea that you didn’t actually research for it is another matter. But it’s generally accepted BUT definitely, no plagiarism is ever tolerated.
If you want to know how to make excellent rewrites, here are a few ideas:
1. Google the title. Most likely, you’d be getting a few hundreds and it’s overwhelming. But just select randomly and find two or three articles that are really brief and succinct. Try to type in the whole title or just type the key ideas. For sure, you’d get good content either way.
2. Research and decide. Don’t read everything you get. Settle with the first five articles you come across. By then, you’d have all the important issues or matters pertaining to the assigned rewrites or topics. So if you’re assigned to write on acne treatments, don’t waste four hours trying to find the best article. Spend two hours understanding the topic and then move on to writing.
3. Do a construction overhaul. Of course, you get the idea based on the title. I usually hand in just the titles and let the writers work their magic and art on it. Once you find two or three similar articles, then make it a unique material that is your own. Focus on the flow of what you’re writing instead of trying to be different from the original.
4. Write for your friends. Just let your ideas be naturally informative. You’re not a doctor, an expert in relationships or an internet marketing guru. You’re someone who knows just enough. So instead of writing like an expert, write like you’re explaining stuff to friends. That way, it becomes friendly, natural and fun to read.
5. Put some art and personal touch. Regardless of what topic you must write about, put creativity into your work. Instead of trying the “intelligent sounding” words, make it simpler – but FUN. Remember, you write to share information; you don’t write to impress. So make your information naturally fun to read. That way, you truly make a good impression.
Again, let me stress – as it can never be stressed enough – no plagiarism of any kind is ever tolerated in this industry. Clients and employers would rather see their not-so-good writers working hard to come up with five original rewrites in a week, than have ten copied materials in a day.