Educational Content Writing Courses: Do You Need Them?

Conversions from contentMany people are looking to break into the education content writing industry, as it’s one of the biggest and most fascinating businesses online.  While the occupation “content writer” might make you think of writing hard copy for sales, or articles for a site, the profession is actually much more diverse.

An educational content writer generally works in tandem with a school.  They might even do much of what a general content writer would do—producing copy for sites and maintaining a blog or article base for a school district or tutoring company.  But the real question at hand is this: how much education does one really need to be an educational content writer?  Is a natural knack for writing and an inclination enough, or would special classes help?

There are a number of different classes that those who are interested in content writing can attend, and these courses can help your conversions from content.  While there are not currently content writing degrees, there are plenty of places online where you can “get educated” about the profession: is one of many options.

Whether you “need” one of these online degrees to succeed in content writing is entirely dependant on your background and skills.  It is entirely possible to break into education content writing in an organic way by participating in social media and leveraging these contacts into more lucrative jobs.

However, if you are looking to get to the top of the industry as quickly as possible, having one of these courses under your belt may be a benefit when it comes to making conversions from content.  It is proof that you are committed to the idea of working in the industry and are willing to leverage all means possible to make a break.

Truth be told, the worth of these extra classes depends entirely on your status and situation as a writer.  It is entirely possible to create a portfolio based on your own merit and skip the classes.  However, if you excel in group environments, a course might help you keep on track as an education content writer and give you the structure you need to help your writing skills grow.

Maintaining your writing skills is essential to your success in educational content writing.  Take the time to nurture your skills and grow your presence as a writer—this is key to success whether you take classes or not!

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Laura Hancock is a co-owner of She has also been a long time writer for us. She writes with a passion for accuracy and flow. While her administrative duties have grown, she is a still a big piece of our content writing services team! Currently pursuing a certification in Technical Writing at the University of Washington. She lives in Seattle. +Laura Hancock

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