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100 Essential Writer Keywords



Sorting through hundreds of resumes isn’t easy for anyone trying to fill a position. When you find yourself struggling to get hired for the jobs that you want, it helps to make sure that your best qualities are easy to find on your resume. Here are 100 words that can offer you some alternative language that may increase your chances of getting 2nd, or even 1st, interviews for writing positions.

Remember that you don’t have to try to cram all of these into your resume. Just make sure the ones that are relevant to the industry you want to work in (or the company you want to be employed by) are included. For example, if you are trying to get a job at an online retailer, you may not have an urgent need to include “Scrivener” or “press release” on your resume, though you’ll want to include words like “CTR” and “advertising” in many cases.

Academic

Accurate

Advertising

Article

Audible

Author

Balanced

Bestseller

Blog

Book

Characters

Clarity

Cloud

Comedy

Commercial

Conceptualization

Content

Copy

Copyright

Cover

Creative

CTR

Curricula

Description

Developmental

Digital

Dissertation

Documentation

.docx

Drama

DropBox

Edit

Epic

.epub

Essay

Evergreen

Facebook

Fact-based

Fact-checking

Font

Format

Google Docs

Guides

HTML

Ideation

IngramSpark

Inkitt

Insightful

Instructional

Journalism

Kindle

Lead Generation

Library of Congress

LinkedIn

Listicle

Lyrics

Magazine

Manual

Medium

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft Word

.mobi

News

Newspaper

Novel

Novelette

Novella

Op-ed

Outline

Persuasive

Pitch

Playwright

POD

Poetry

Press Release

Print

Proofread

Publish

Reader

Research

Resume

Romance

Sales

Screenplay

Script

Scrivener

Self-Publishing

Short Story

Social Media

Story

Substantive

Succinct

Technical

Thesis

Topical

Twitter

Typeset

Website

WPM

Got some words you want to add to the list? Let us know in the comments!