As a generalist writer, I'm often asked, "Does being a freelance generalist writer have disadvantages?"
My answer is, "Yes, it does!"
But before we go there, let's define what a 'generalist writer' is.
A 'generalist writer' is a writer who takes on, and is good at, a wide variety of writing projects across multiple industries, not just one.
And though a 'generalist writer' may be an excellent service provider, there are a few disadvantages to be dealt with, and here are some:
Keep in mind though, that as with any type of writing there are advantages and disadvantage, I encourage you to check out all sides. Depending on your preferences as a freelance writer, you'll always have options to experiment until you find your niche.
Most importantly, remember that it's not all doom and gloom. Speaking from experience as a generalist writer myself, I love it!
So stay tuned for Advantages of Being a Generalist Writer.
An aside note: A specialist writer is a writer who focuses on and works on one project type such as, white papers, case studies, speeches, annual reports, etc. or one industry such as, health care, government, retail, etc.
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