Content is King

1st Edition

writing and editing on-line

Authors: David Mill
Paperback ISBN: 9780750663175
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 5th April 2005
Page Count: 192


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Table of Contents

Introduction - content is king; Differences between copywriting for online and offline; The fundamentals; Sub-editing; Writing for web sites; Writing for email; Ezines and newsletters; Writing for search engines; Writing for online ads; Glossary.


A growing number of information providers are now online, and as a result being able to produce copy that is suitable for an online readership is of increasing importance. In this text the basic principles of copywriting are covered, along with more specific guidance on writing for online sources. The differences between writing for online and offline are highlighted to enable the reader to distinguish between the two and consequently write the best form of copy for the end source.

Different sources of online content require different approaches, and therefore the author takes a structured approach, taking each of these channels in turn, for example writing for web sites, writing for email, ezines and newsletters, writing for search engines, and writing for online ads. By approaching each topic individually, specific guidance is provided enabling the reader to be properly equipped with the tools required to write the most appropriate copy for the task in hand.

Key Features

  • Helps its readers to write, edit and publish more effective content for the online readership
  • Addresses B2B issues as well as B2C - this area is often neglected
  • Set out in a clearly structured style to enable readers to scan the material therefore making the content easily accessible


Marketers; Specialist web marketers; Dedicated staff employed to write online copy; PR agencies; eMarketing agencies.


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About the Authors

David Mill Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Managing Director of MediaCo (uk) Ltd, a leading full-service Online Marketing and Web Publishing Agency.