Considered Words was established with a simple goal – to make everyone a better writer, and to make us treat writing as a profession.

Considered words is unique. Everyone is a writer, whether it is a simple email or blog, to documents, presentations, websites, scripts or novels. The growth of the web has led to a growth in the number of writers, but not in the growth in sites that discuss writing as a profession and how we can draw on or conduct our own research into writing.

The internet is relatively new, but communicating ideas and engaging with others is not – technology simple makes it easier than ever before. As such, there is as much to learn about writing and communicating from previous research into what ‘gets’ people as there is studies on social networking and blogging.

Rather than reinvent the wheel, let’s see what’s already been done.


  • To learn something new on a regular basis
  • To share this knowledge and influence others with it
  • This site to be reviewed and improved regularly
  • Build on knowledge and experience and not to fade away

The writers and essayists

Writers, essayists and others in the creative industry post here. Some of us are fortunate enough to be published, some remain anonymous as the talent behind global sites, others are just starting their careers, while some write simply for the love of doing so.

The one thing that unites us all is this belief:

Writing is a profession

This does not mean earning money (although that is nice). It means that writing is treated as a job as anything else – and making a good job of it. This means giving the proper thought, style and dedication you’d give to any task where you want to be taken seriously.

Visit the authors page to find out more about Considered Words’ contributors.

About the editor

Jonathan Richardson created this site to share the research and discoveries made while studying writing. He’s fortunate enough to have friends and colleagues who are equally eager to share their thoughts on writing.

Jonathan is a writer who has worked for the BBC and Which? amongst others, and studied both physics and archaeology & anthropology so has had a varied background. He’s worked on a variety of projects, including iPlayer and Growing Knowledge.