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The Importance of Hiring IT & Security Writers

Ongoing growth in IT & security makes it crucial for your organization to give readers accurate, insightful information about the topics that matter to them. Generic writing will only reach a limited number of readers. You need content created by professional writers who know how to grow your brand’s authority and make your website a destination for people seeking reliable information.

Why Hire an IT & Security Writer?

Not every writer has the right background to cover IT & security topics. You need a writer with experience in areas like:

  • Data breaches

  • Cloud technology

  • VPNs

  • Peer-to-peer encryption

  • Malware trends

  • Troubleshooting networks

  • Data management

  • APIs

  • SaaS

  • Software development

Some IT & security writers have worked in information technology, so they can bring real-life knowledge to your blog, social media posts, email newsletters, and landing pages. Other writers have a deep interest in technology, so they read authoritative publications to keep up with the latest trends and threats. Either way, you get passionate writing from a freelancer who enjoys learning about IT & security.

The Benefits of Hiring an IT & Security Freelance Writer

Hiring an IT & security freelance writer means that you can choose the most qualified person for individual projects. If you hire a staff writer, then you’re stuck with that person’s limited set of skills.

Other benefits of hiring an IT & security freelance writer include:

  • Avoiding the time and expense of onboarding a new employee.

  • Paying for the content you need instead of committing to a full-time employee’s payroll.

  • Flexibility from remote workers committed to completing projects on time.

In the long run, hiring a freelance writer helps guarantee the quality of your content while letting you avoid the expense of office space, equipment, and benefits that full-time employees expect.

Finding an IT & Security Writer on Scripted

Scripted makes it easy for you to find an IT & security writer with the experience and voice that you need. You can start by searching Scripted freelance writers to find ones known for producing great content about technology. Visit their profiles to find writing samples that will give you a better understanding of the writer’s level of expertise, areas of interest, and style.

After you find a few writers with profiles you like, invite them to pitch concepts to you. If you know what length, topic, and keywords you want, then you can set those specifics in the available project. You can also give Scripted’s freelance IT & security writers freedom to choose their own word count and ideas.

Once you have a few job proposals, you can review the ideas and prices to decide which one you like best. Many Scripted clients develop relationships with the writers who impress them most. Eventually, you may come to one writer for all of your IT & security content needs. Of course, you can always continue exploring other writers on the platform for fresh perspectives.

Scripted makes it easy for you to find professional freelance writers with exceptional experience in information technology and security. The streamlined process will help you get the best content for your clients, customers, and readers.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring Writers

IT and security writers usually charge between $20 and $40 per hour. Most freelance writers, however, charge by the word. Expect to pay 10 to 20 cents for expert advice from an IT and security writer. The per-word cost helps cover research and proofreading as well as writing. Spending less than 10 cents per word could mean that you don’t get the content that appeals to a technical audience.

Content creation services make it easy to find reliable IT and security writers. The best platforms vet every writer before letting them create profiles. That usually means the writers must pass tests and provide a portfolio of published work. Once you join the platform, you can browse profiles to read client reviews, writing samples, and author biographies to see which ones stand out to you.

Look for an IT and security writer that has some technical experience. Your writer may not have a professional degree, but they should have a deep understanding of how households and companies can optimize their IT performance and security. You should also look for someone with a professional record of turning projects in on time and following guidelines. You don’t want to hire someone who will fall through at the last moment.

You probably don’t need an IT and security writer with a college degree. You may want to ask writers about their certifications, though. In today’s tech world, many professionals focus on earning certificates that show they have mastered specific skills. They don’t always go to four-year colleges because the programs cost a lot and include knowledge they don’t need to join the workforce.

The answer to that question depends on why you want to hire an IT and security writer. If you own a company that addresses IT and security issues, hiring a knowledgeable, persuasive writer could help you find more clients. If you have a blog about common IT and security issues, bringing a great writer on board can improve your revenues from ads and affiliate links.

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Hello there! I am a freelance writer with six years experience writing content. I hold a degree in Web Design and English. Creative Writing, Blog Posts and technology content are my specialty.
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I enjoy making words work. I am an editor. A writer. A content strategist. An embryonic storyteller. I realized something recently about my career. What I enjoy the most is creating and sharing useful information for the folks I’m writing for. My favorite comment about my work was from an inform magazine reader. He had been trying for years to implement an ECM project in his company. He plunked down an article from inform on his boss’ desk and said “This is why.” He received permissions and implemented a successful system that help the company save time and money. It felt great to hear that. Like it felt great to hear from people who had hung posters (yeah, infographics used to be called posters!) from the magazine on their walls. My entire working life has been focused on identifying topics to write about myself or assigni...
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Avid traveler and writer. I have lived or worked on 3 continents and have a special fondness for Southeast Asia and North Africa. I frequently write on topics including management challenges, startup marketing & finance, cybersecurity, and travel.
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Julia Taylor is a freelance writer based in Nashville, TN. She takes complex business, financial, and technical topics and makes them easy to understand. She worked in the insurance industry for several years, went on to become a teacher in higher education, and is the Owner/Operator of Exclaim Promotions - a marketing and copywriting firm. You can find her work published on a variety of business blogs, including Paychex, Kapitus, Sanford Brown, Fortis Educational Institutes, American University of Antigua, TheSimpleDollar.com, Reviews.com, and Interest.com. She also earned her bachelor's degree in business from the University of Tennessee and her MBA from Tennessee Tech University. When she's not working on her next writing piece, you can find her working in the yard or spending time with her three teenage children.
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I am an experienced copywriter with a reputation for delivering high-quality long-form content. I have worked with a wide variety of brands - including Shutterstock, SAP, and eBay - to create content that communicates expertise, generates trust, and builds brand loyalty. I specialize in helping businesses communicate complex topics in language their customers understand, cutting through the jargon to deliver a clear, relevant message. In particular, I focus on technology, business and marketing topics. My particular areas of knowledge include: Technology - IT, SaaS, Web Design & Development, Cloud Computing, Cryptocurrency and Data Science. Business - Finance, Banking, Management, Personal Finance, Crowdfunding, and Investing Marketing - Lead Generation, SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media, and Advertising (including both B2B and B...
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Jasmine Henry is a Seattle-based freelance writer, with specialties in technology, analytics, software, and related fields. She holds a MS degree in Informatics & Analytics, and a Graduate Certificate in Health Care Informatics from Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. Her work has appeared on Forbes, HP Nucleus, IBM Big Data Hub, Time, ADP Spark, Reuters, and more.
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Jennifer (J Lynn) Cameron is a full-time freelance writer and editor recently relocated to the Midwest from the Pacific Northwest. Writing professionally since 2010, she joined Scripted in 2012 and is now a Platinum-level Writer enjoying helping brands find their voice. She's written thousands of articles in various niches, but her specialties are sales, marketing, accounting, and finance. When she's not writing or dreaming about world travel, she spends her time reading. With coffee.
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Stasia has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. She spent 15 years working in the public school system before becoming a freelance writer, novelist, and blogger. Her middle grade novel "The Weirder the Better" was released in July 2011 by Black Heron Press. She has since self-published several eBooks and paperbacks. She has completed over a 1,000 articles in a wide range of subjects. Stasia has specific writing experience in the fields of education, health, fitness, technology, and law.
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Renee A Butler is a finance writer whose writing has appeared in numerous outlets related to finance and investing, from TheStreet to SCORE. She has an MBA from Exeter, degrees in psychology, and over 15 years of experience working with hedge funds and startups. Her work is centered on technology, consumer trends, and investing strategies.
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Read Sample It & Security Blog Posts

The best way to find the perfect it & security content writer for your business is to read writing samples they have published in the past. All Scripted writers offer writing samples to potential clients to showcase their talent and experience. Check out these blog posts from a few of our it & security writers:

The SMB owner's checklist for data security

Every so often, a media outlet reports on a major data breach affecting a large corporation and hundreds of thousands of consumers. But just because the media only reports on the large data breaches doesn't mean small businesses are safe from being targeted. In fact, it's typically quite the opposite.

Over 75% of data breaches occur in SMBs, simply because important data security protocols aren't put into place.

And while virus protection certainly goes a long way towards mitigating the risks of a data breach, it isn't enough. It only takes one click by a negligent employee to allow a...

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3 Sayings From The A-Team on the Benefits of IT Consulting for your Business

"I love it when a plan comes together," Colonel John "Hannibal" Smith was famous for saying on the hit '80s television show The A-Team. Hannibal, the team's leader, always had a big, thick cigar pinched between grinning teeth as he said it, the smile suggesting that he had private expertise that guaranteed the team's success, whatever the obstacle.

The A-Team was, of course, a falsely accused "crack" commando unit who escaped from military prison to become soldiers of fortune, righting wrongs everywhere they went.

They used their unique military knowledge to solve problems and help people, all while trying to...

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5 cybersecurity threats that crushed businesses in 2016

5 cybersecurity threats that crushed businesses in 2016

Almost everyone was affected by cybercrime last year. Cybersecurity threats ran wild. Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks took down Netflix, Amazon, and Reddit, among others. Business email compromise (BEC) affected the Democratic National Convention (DNC), which accidentally made cybersecurity an unofficial theme of the 2016 presidential election. If your interactions with the front of cybercrime were limited to a few hours unable to stream Netflix, count yourself lucky.

If the thought of 2017 security trends makes you want to hide your head under a pillow, you're far from alone. Criminals are getting...

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The adidas blog has seen growth month over month. We get some great comments on social as well.

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The biggest benefits of moving to Scripted have been improvements in the quality of writing, access to subject matter experts, and the ability to quickly complete large volumes of writing simultaneously.

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CEO, Quintain Marketing

As an agency, we manage our own blog plus several client blogs. That means we always have a lot of posts in the works. Scripted helps us to make sure we deliver quality writing on time.

We've been using Scripted for about eight months. The implementation of the agency dashboard lets us organize and manage projects by client, which is a huge help when you're dealing with a large volume of posts for a wide variety of clients. We can also restrict access to just the people who need access to each project. This helps keep inboxes less cluttered and more focused on what's important. The agency dashboard also allows us to favorite writers whose voice matches a particular client's brand, a big help when identifying the right writer for the job.

In the past, we produced content either in-house or with freelance writers. Scripted has been much more reliable, and the writing quality on Scripted has been consistently strong.

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Using Scripted allows us to increase the frequency of our posts, and it's also a great forcing mechanism to plan in advance and pull together the topics and assignments for the upcoming month as well. It's a good forcing function as well just to make sure we're looking in advance at upcoming holidays or upcoming change.

I think the quality is excellent. I was incredibly impressed. I thought that the writers found the fun voice, and I think there was a consistency across all the blog posts.

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