graeme-piper 24 Oct 2016

“Don’t undersell yourself. If you have the skills, you should be paid fairly for them.”

ettiehollandphoto 18 Oct 2016

“Writer’s block is an early symptom of burnout. Lack of creativity, lack of inspiration – they’re terminal for a writer.”

becky-matthews 11 Oct 2016

“Throw yourself at it! Join meetup groups and talk to people. This was especially valuable advice when I was just starting out.”

philip_cooke-3 03 Oct 2016

“Always get on the plane. Always go to where something might be waiting for you.”

mary-head-shoulders-pic 26 Sep 2016

“My job is to translate the client’s thoughts into a message their audience will believe in and respond to.”

me-with-sollie-in-background 05 Sep 2016

“You are not a tree. If you don’t like where you are, change it.”

Beth Townsend 31 Aug 2016

“Please don’t work for free. It is unlikely to lead to great things and you’re telling people your work has no monetary value.”

NB head 2016 BW 24 Aug 2016

“Don’t marry a wimp. Having a partner who understands your ambitions is invaluable.”

Peter Rylands 18 Jul 2016

“I chose copywriting because it involved what I enjoyed doing: reading new things, editing and writing.”

Doug Nolan 2 22 Jun 2016

“I’m most proud of turning a computer and a desk into an income.”

Eloise Ghirlando 28 May 2016

“Know your worth. There are always going to be writers out there who will charge less than you, so you need to be confident of the value you bring – and the fact that you are unique.”