Copywriting life

A winding road with 2 rainbows in the background.
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.

A Penguin biscuit in a red wrapper next to a pencil topped with a pom pom with a pair of googly eyes stuck on it.
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?

Shelves of books in a library
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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28 Mar 2018

Combining copywriting with parenting

Sophie de Albuquerque explains how she balances being a parent with running her copywriting business.

Fluffy clouds hovering above the sea.
05 Feb 2018

Perfectionism: how do I survive it as a copywriter?

Susan Hammond shares her ideas about how to make your perfectionism work for you.

20 Dec 2017

Bloopers of a copywriting newbie: missing the target

Susan Hammond gives us the chance to learn from her (copywriting) mistakes.

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18 Dec 2017

My festive favourite

Simon Beasor explains why a passage from Dickens sums up Christmas for him.

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25 Oct 2017

Want a copywriting job? Here’s what I look for

Rebecca Nicholl’s quick guide to applying for copywriting jobs.

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