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Technical Copywriting from Barefoot Data Science

I’ve decided to more explicitly offer my services for technical copywriting. I thought it would be useful to add a quick look at what I can offer.

Technical Copywriting versus Just Copywriting

In reality there’s not much difference between technical copywriting and any other sort of copywriting. I am willing to take on just about any type of project if I have time available, because I mostly just love writing.

The reason I specify technical copywriting is that I am a tech and science geek. I understand and love technology and science. And I understand and love what others would see as technobabble. Not everyone can write about technical topics, and that is a skill set that I have available. I would rather take on a job where I can provide a genuine benefit, instead of just taking work away from another copywriter, hence the focus.

Services offered:

  • Copywriting – To put it simply, I can write necessary texts for product documentation, commercials, presentations, internal videos, or really anything where text is needed. I will need to discuss what needs to be in the text, and get a sense of your end goals.
  • Text Consultancy – If you have an idea or a preliminary text, but need someone to help to polish the finalized text while still keeping your own voice, I can help you make changes that will help get you to your desired end result.
  • Secondary services, see below

Portfolio:

Here’s a look at some work I’ve done in the past.

VitaraCharts:
The following three videos were done for my partner, VitaraCharts.


My blog contains some personal writing, though this may not be 100% indicative of the work I would do for you. Please see the note below on simplicity : https://www.barefootdatascience.com/blog/

Pluralsight is a company I created an online course for – you can see the overview I wrote for the course here.

Simplicity is my focus

If you review my blog, you’ll see that my own writing style may not reflect this, but trust me when I say that when I’m writing copy for clients, simplicity is my primary concern. I believe the commercials above will demonstrate this.

I find that the key with copywriting is to engage people in a way that sounds natural, but will still stick in their brains. The words we choose must be immediately understood, direct, and focused.

Beyond writing

I have multiple skills and interests, and I can bring them to the table for small or medium customers.

  • I have experience doing voice over work: If you want examples of my work, see video #2 above, or check out my class on Pluralsight.
  • I have been composing music for the last quarter century, so I can provide my own music. Again, video #2 has an example.
  • I have worked as an illustrator, and can provide illustrations or mockups where necessary.

This isn’t just useful for the final product, of course. I can use these skills to conceptualize your final project, create a preliminary version, and make it easier for you to work with other dedicated resources.

NOTE: If you’re able to hire dedicated resources for this work, I recommend it. I’m primarily a writer, and any professional who focuses primarily on art, voiceover, or music will be able to give you more options and faster turnaround.

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