Which is Best: A Team of Professional Writers or Just One?
You have a project in mind and are exited to get started, but you wonder what would be best, set out to create a “Avengerseque” team of writers who all have their super human abilities and tragic backstories, or team up with one or two individuals who will learn your style and become your “partner” in content creation, otherwise known as saving the world. It’s a tough choice to be sure as they both have advantages and disadvantages when it comes to guiding a well-honed content strategy.
Advantages of Team Writing
To get started, let’s first consider the many advantages of working with a team of writers:
- Many Styles/Ideas: A team of writers will obviously be able to provide more stylistic scope than one singular person. No matter how much we try, it’s hard to get out of the literary tendencies all writers tend to get into. This means one writer will tend to write in a certain style (unless asked to change) whereas another writer, who is a different person, coming from a divergent life perspective will offer a new gleam on an old topic. This can be advantageous if you are purchasing content for a blog that needs to be updated frequently and have already covered many of the “obvious” angles and topics. As Helen Keller once said, “Alone we can do so little, together, we can do so much.”
- There’s Always Someone Available: A team of professionals as opposed to just one or two writers will mean you likely can find someone to write for you at a moment’s notice. Some writers are covered up with work due to long-term relationships they have built with clients and their availability can be scarce. If you need something written quickly, a team can ensure that happens.
- Productivity is Increased: This only makes sense, the more people you have working towards an end goal, the faster it will get accomplished. If you have several orders that need to be completed in a small amount of time, a team of writers is really your best option. It is unlikely you can find one writer with the availability and time to complete a huge project alone.
Disadvantages of Team Writing
As with everything in life there are disadvantages to every advantage, unfortunately. Below you will find some less than ideal facts about utilizing a team of writers:
- Stylistic Differences: Yes, the same advantage listed above, differing stylistic scope, can in fact be considered a negative when you need and require a consistent voice. Yes, you can provide parameters and indicate the “voice” you want, but no two writers are going to compose content in exactly the same manner.
- No Close Relationship: With a team, you might not get as close to each individual writer. This means it might be more difficult for them to learn your style and become acquainted with your overall goals.
Advantages of Working With an Individual Writer
Now that we’ve explored the advantages and disadvantages of working with a team of writers, let’s look at the other side of the coin. What makes working with just one writer best, or perhaps two?
- They Learn Your Preferences: When you work with a team, outlining your expectations and the purpose behind your content is vital. When you work with one individual, though, after the first two or three articles at the most, they get your style down to an art. This means you can often send an order with very little instruction and they will know what to do.
- You Can Count on Them to Prioritize Your Project: When you have formed a good working relationship with a writer, you can count on them to do their best to prioritize your project. This can be a valuable asset with a strict deadline is looming and you need to ensure you get your needed content on time and right.
Disadvantages of Working With One Writer
You can pretty much guess the disadvantages that will listed below based on the advantages listed above for team writing, but, nevertheless, they will be listed:
- Sometimes Limited Availability: Life happens. Kids get the flu, moves need to be overseen, things come up. That means on occasion, your go-to writer simply won’t be available when you need them. Of course, this isn’t an issue with a team of writers as there will most likely always be someone who can fit your project into their day.
- Stylistic Peripheries: Again, not to beat a dead horse, but one person will tend to write in a certain way and will be somewhat limited by their own personal scope. In turn, this might limit you somewhat when it comes to blog ideas and the like. However, one big caveat, some writers here at WriterAccess are just full of ideas and could come up with a team’s worth all by themselves, so this is certainly not true in every circumstance.
In conclusion, whether you choose a team of writers, or a few individuals to head up your content creation project, you are in good hands at WriterAccess. Either way, individual or team, you will find professional/professionals whose goal it is for you to succeed. Therefore, you can count on them to do all they can to make sure that happens.
Brandie P‘s career as a freelance writer spans several years and encompasses an abundance of niche specialties. Before beginning her writing career, she was an office manager and worked in the medical field. Her experience in these two fields have come in handy when writing topics pertaining to these fields.