Copywriting life

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12 Sep 2018

The secret confessions of a successful copywriter

Sarah Townsend’s been a copywriter for nearly 20 years. So has she got this freelancing malarkey sussed? Kind of.

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05 Sep 2018

An hourly rate? Really? Are you sure?

Katherine Wildman says a polite but firm, ‘no thanks’ to charging by the hour.

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13 Aug 2018

What I’ve learnt after writing for 20+ years

Six things that Sanina Kaur has learned during two decades of writing.

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08 Aug 2018

What to do when you’ve lost your creative mojo

Lauren MacNeish has a few ideas about things you can try when inspiration’s in short supply.

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25 Jul 2018

How to get rich on copywriting

Want to earn your living by writing copy? Honor Clement-Hayes explains how it’s done.

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09 Jul 2018

Evaluating the way you work and how you deal with others

Gillian Jones’ suggestions for taking stock of what you do and how you do it.

02 Jul 2018

Why procrastination isn’t (always) bad

Is Andrews explains why using delaying tactics (instead of plonking your backside in your chair and getting on with writing), can sometimes be a positive thing.

25 Jun 2018

Copywriting portfolios: why you need one and how to create it from scratch

Ruth Elvin’s guide to putting together the kind of copywriting portfolio that will help get you work.

04 Jun 2018

Why the massive gender pay gap in copywriting?

Sophie de Albuquerque explored what might be behind the copywriting gender pay gap stats. Here’s what she found.

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30 May 2018

How to take time off without killing your business

Karen Marston’s advice on taking a break without having a breakdown.

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16 May 2018

Will this help you p-p-p-pick up your next project?

Katherine Wildman asks what makes you different, and what do you want your clients and peers to associate you with?

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18 Apr 2018

Combining copywriting with creative writing

It’s not easy to make time for your own writing as well as your copywriting work. Sophie de Albuquerque shares how she manages it successfully.

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