Copywriting life

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27 Mar 2019

The murky world of content mills

Rowan Martin reflects on her experiences of getting copywriting work through content mills.

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20 Mar 2019

How to treat your guest bloggers ‘like a lady’

Fi Shailes on how to get the best out of guest bloggers.

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13 Mar 2019

Freelance copywriter? How to learn the basics when you’re the boss

Amy Boylan’s recommendations for getting to grips with learning when you’re a freelance copywriter.

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03 Mar 2019

10 things l learned about writing by not writing

Tom Albrighton shares a list of the things that everyday life has taught him about writing.

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27 Feb 2019

8 things I’ve learnt since becoming a freelance copywriter

8 surprising things that Abigail Dillon found out after she started her freelance copywriting business.

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20 Feb 2019

How to tell a copywriter their work sucks

Not sure how to give a copywriter negative feedback? Jonathan Wilcock has a few suggestions.

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13 Feb 2019

Easily distracted? Try these simple tips to help you focus

Karen Evennett on ways to make it more likely that you can get in the zone when you want to get stuff done.

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30 Jan 2019

The copywriter says no: five unreasonable client requests and how to handle them

How do you answer the tricky questions clients often ask, politely and assertively? Jenny Lucas has some suggestions.

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16 Jan 2019

6 tips for writers pitching editors and agencies

Editors and agencies, how do you build up effective working relationships with them? Tony Hallett of Collective Content gives us his dos and don’ts.

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20 Dec 2018

How to cope when your writing’s rejected

Your writing’s not going to hit the mark all the time. Abigail Dillon shares some ways to deal with it when it doesn’t.

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14 Nov 2018

About to publish that copy? Read this first

Ever had that sinking, ‘but-I-thought-it-was-good-to-go!’ feeling right after you’ve published a blog post? Fi Shailes shows you how to avoid it.

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19 Sep 2018

The Freelance Files: ‘work-life balance, where are you?’

Sanina Kaur explains why going freelance might not necessarily be the answer to all your work-life balance related woes.

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