What does a tech content writer actually do? Our talented wordsmith Simone Allen offers a few insights - all the way from France!
Over to Simone...
Tell us about the work you do at Mint Content
My role at Mint Content is varied but to put it simply, I write. I write using different writing styles to produce engaging, search engine optimised content. I write anything from blog posts to business proposals, and everything in between.
What do you like about working with Mint Content?
My favourite thing about working with Mint Content is the flexibility to work my own hours and from anywhere I want. I live in France so having the ability to work in a completely different time zone to the rest of the team is great!
Even better, the work is varied and interesting. There’s nothing worse than doing the same thing over and over every day. This also means that I am frequently challenged to learn about new topics and change my writing style depending on the task at hand.
I also love working with great people who are supportive and friendly. It makes going into the ‘office’ each day a real pleasure. Working with such a talented, skilled and experienced group of people has taught me so much about content and copywriting, and digital marketing and strategy.
What goes on in your life outside of Mint Content?
I’m from Australia, but I'm currently living the dream in the South of France with my partner who is pursuing his rugby career. I love to travel and being based in France offers the perfect opportunity to do just that.
Whenever I can, I’ll hop in the car, on a train, or a plane to explore another place. Recent travels include San Sebastian in Spain, Cinque Terre in Italy, and South Africa. I believe that travel is the best learning experience!
I’m in my last semester of my Graduate Certificate of Communications, which I study online through Griffith University. Also, I recently finished a 12-month editorial and communications internship for online magazine ‘MyFrenchLifeTM’.
On the side, I teach English as a second language and take care of my beautiful boxer dog. I enjoy exercising, going for walks in the countryside and indulging in great French food!
What advice would you give to IT marketers that want to improve their written communication?
Having a great content and marketing strategy to engage your audience is so important. Talk to us - we can help!
What is your favourite thing about living in France?
It’s hard to narrow it down to just one thing! I love France’s rich history, culture and language. The pride the French have in their food and wine is also incredible.
Furthermore, France is an amazingly beautiful country; it has many different landscapes to discover from Mediterranean beaches to mountains to medieval villages. Despite stereotypes, the French people are very friendly and very willing to share their culture. For me, it is like a second home.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself!
I speak French! I fell in love with the French language after spending 10 months in France as an exchange student when I was 15 years old.
Want to work with Mint Content? We're always looking for tech-savvy marketers and writers to join our team. Drop Amy a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.