Writer Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Writer interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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How would you alter your writing style to suit our different reader demographics?

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List of 30 Writer Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    How would you alter your writing style to suit our different reader demographics?

  2. 2.

    In your opinion, what is the top cardinal sin in content marketing?

  3. 3.

    When have you failed to properly proofread a document that resulted in a loss or embarrassment with your company? What have you learned since making that mistake?

  4. 4.

    Why do you want a career as a writer?

  5. 5.

    Which style guides are you most familiar with?

  6. 6.

    How do you decipher a credible source from a non-credible source?

  7. 7.

    Have you won any writers awards?

  8. 8.

    What has been your greatest accomplishment as a writer?

  9. 9.

    How do you handle the stress and pressure of tight deadlines?

  10. 10.

    As a writer, what is your greatest strength?

  11. 11.

    As a writer, what is your greatest weakness?

  12. 12.

    Describe a difficult project and how you overcame it.

  13. 13.

    What will you accomplish in the first 90 days of working here?

  14. 14.

    What do you know about our organization?

  15. 15.

    Are you willing work holidays and weekends, to meet important publication deadlines?

  16. 16.

    What makes great content, and how do you know if it is performing well?

  17. 17.

    What are the most important things to know about a project before you start writing?

  18. 18.

    What do you do when your schedule or project plan is upset by unforeseen circumstances?

  19. 19.

    What is your proofreading strategy?

  20. 20.

    What three words would you use to describe yourself?

  21. 21.

    Which writer has had the greatest influence on you, and why?

  22. 22.

    What excites you the most about a being a professional writer?

  23. 23.

    When do you find it most appropriate to use each of the two main style guides?

  24. 24.

    Which content management systems are you most familiar with?

  25. 25.

    Can you give me an example of a time you disagreed with a boss or a client about a writing assignment and how you handled the situation?

  26. 26.

    How will you get to know our market, ensuring your copy targets the right audience with the greatest impact?

  27. 27.

    Are you familiar with sales copy and writing pitches? If so, what are the most important factors in writing an effective pitch?

  28. 28.

    What is your framework for delivering work that doesn't feel forced, and speaks effortlessly to your target audience?

  29. 29.

    In a landscape where most content is ignored, how do you ensure your content gets well-deserved attention?

  30. 30.

    The cost of conversions continues to rise for companies, no matter the industry. How does your work improve conversions and ROI for each client?