DevWriters is run by me (Satwik). I have been freelancing and blogging for last five years. I have a few resourceful partners that assist in writing, internal-reviewing, outlining, and brain-storming.
Unlike most copywriters, we aren't professional writers with knowledge of tech. Rather, we are professional programmers who also love content creation. We love to speak at global developer conferences, compete in hackathons, write open source software, build stuff using cutting-edge technologies (AR, Blockchain, GANs, Reinforcement Learning, DeFi, Machine Learning), and watch geeky TV shows. Most of us hold computer science degrees. In short, we've technology in our blood.
We can dive into most tech topics, and master the material by reading source code, using APIs, creating code samples, and collaborating with other developers and experts. In fact, in some engagements we end up being like one of those loyal customers of your product who suggest possible improvements from an outsider perspective and genuinely want your product to grow.
How did DevWriters start?
Since my college days, I have been into blogging, and I was lucky to catch the attention of experienced developers during my casual writing days.Since my college days, I have been into blogging, and I was lucky to catch the attention of experienced developers during my early days. These people seemed to enjoy my content.
As I kept on writing and stirring the pot, amazing things started to happen. Some of my content got featured on reputable platforms like HackerNews, PythonBytes, etc. This was exciting because all this attention was organic, I never asked anyone to publish my content (the maximum I used to do was to share it on my Twitter, which had about 100 followers).
As my posts started gaining traction, I started getting opportunities to create content for other companies, review their content, do edits, and other similar gigs. I have always had low-key hate for those creating shallow content solely for SEO purposes; I was happy that my initial clients wanted to create content that's actually valuable to readers and not just a click-bait.
After doing these ad-hoc gigs sporadically for 3-4 years (while continuing my studies/job/freelancing/startup/open-source-projects at the side), I realized there's a scope in it, and I'm well-positioned to pursue it more seriously.
Since then, I've been in touch with similar creators who have diverse tech experience and are nice enough to help deliver quality content in short amount of time. Our team can tackle a lot of technical topics efficiently in short amount of time.