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First-person or Third-person

Postby yssagul » July 2nd, 2012, 10:21 am

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I'm struggling between writing copy for my design firm in first-person or third-person. What do you guys feel are the strengths and weaknesses of both? Our background info is that we're an architecture design/fabrication studio in Philadelphia. I noticed that a lot of architecture places will speak in third-person but I've generally written my own portfolio for job applications in first-person.

Examples (links, quotes) would be greatly appreciated. :D

Re: First-person or Third-person

Postby menappi » July 25th, 2012, 2:27 pm

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yssagul wrote:Figured this was the best forum for this…

I'm struggling between writing copy for my design firm in first-person or third-person. What do you guys feel are the strengths and weaknesses of both? Our background info is that we're an architecture design/fabrication studio in Philadelphia. I noticed that a lot of architecture places will speak in third-person but I've generally written my own portfolio for job applications in first-person.

Examples (links, quotes) would be greatly appreciated. :D


Not sure if it matters one way or another but I'd probably prefer to be reading it written in first person. If I was a potential client I'd want to know that someone who actually worked for the company wrote the copy.

Re: First-person or Third-person

Postby menappi » July 25th, 2012, 2:31 pm

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Just checked probably the top 3 largest design firms websites and their about pages are all written in first person. Some of them may start off in third person with a sentence or two about [company name] but then they get into first person mode [who we are, what we do, where were going].


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