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June 2021

Before Copywriting – with Andrew Boulton

B.C. – before copywriting (Why the real creative work happens before you pick up a pencil)  Too often, when the brief is delivered it’s a like a pistol has gone off – and everyone scrambles back to their desk as quickly as they can to start writing, or typing, or somehow hurling words at the page. But what if the best way to write great copy was to start by writing absolutely nothing at all? In this session, Andrew Boulton – author…

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Wednesday, 23rd June 2021Time12:00 pm - 1:00 pm BST

July 2021

Ask the Copywriter: André Spiteri

Next up: a chance to hear from freelance copywriter André Spiteri. These sessions are designed to give you a window into a copywriter's world. Free for everyone.

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Tuesday, 13th July 2021Time12:00 pm - 1:00 pm BST

Ask the Copywriter: Diane Wiredu

Join us for a chat with copywriter Diane Wiredu. If you've got questions about copywriting, managing clients or freelancing, pop along to this free 1-hour open discussion. You can ask questions, join in the discussion, or just sit back and listen. Diane Wiredu on Twitter

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Tuesday, 27th July 2021Time12:00 pm - 1:00 pm BST

Pitching and Pricing Like a Pro

Catherine Jones of Clean Slate Copy presents this session on effective pricing and pitching. 

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Thursday, 29th July 2021Time12:00 pm - 1:00 pm BST

October 2021

Freelancing Fabulously

Join us for a conversation about freelancing. Bring your questions, answers, ideas and interests as we discuss finding work, keeping clients, staying sane and building your brand. We're delighted to be joined by Sarah Townsend, Bizzy Coy and Ed Goodman for this interactive Q&A session.

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Wednesday, 20th October 2021Time8:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST

January 2022

Business planning for freelance copywriters

Let's get off the freelance rollercoaster! If you're struggling with insecurity about your freelance income and are worried about the future, take a step back from client work for a moment, and let's make a proper plan that sets you on a path to success. By working *on* your business, rather than *in* your business, you can turn vague ideas into concrete plans and set the wheels in motion to build a long-lasting business you can rely on. My business…

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Wednesday, 5th JanuaryTime10:00 am - 5:00 pm GMT
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How to Market Your Freelance Business

Sarah Townsend - author of Survival Skills for Freelancers - presents smart skills to help you show up online and become irresistible to new clients. Includes plenty of chances to ask questions and explore any challenges you're facing with freelancing.

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Thursday, 27th JanuaryTime12:00 pm - 1:00 pm GMT

February 2022

Ditch Imposter Syndrome with this 6 Point Checklist

Sarah Townsend - author of Survival Skills for Freelancers - discusses how you can banish self-doubt and become your biggest cheerleader. You'll have plenty of chances to ask questions in this interactive Zoom session (or you can lurk quietly - we do that too sometimes).

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Thursday, 24th FebruaryTime12:00 pm - 1:00 pm GMT

May 2022

Ask the Copywriter: Katherine Wildman

When we asked Katherine what we might chat about, she told us: "Talking about how the more you focus, the more you realise that everything’s connected… the joy of going back to school, and helping brands communicate in this whatever normal looks like now world… in a hybrid, hot-desking, oh look - people - kind of way."

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Friday, 20th MayTime12:30 pm - 1:15 pm BST

What if freelancing isn’t for me?

Join David McGuire (Radix Communications) and Kathryn Strachan (Copy House) as we discuss career options for copywriters. We'll talk about how the benefits of a salaried role stack up against the alternatives. Ideal for any copywriter who doesn't enjoy the uncertainty and independence of self-employment. This is an open Q&A. Pop along with questions or just sit back and listen to copywriters have a friendly chat about ways of working. This session is free for everyone to attend.

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Tuesday, 24th MayTime12:00 pm - 1:00 pm BST

July 2022

Develop Your Speaking Skills with Jackie Barrie

Boost your speaking skills with our monthly Speakeasy programme run by long-term copywriter, Jackie Barrie, who’s also an experienced trainer, the author of ‘Unboring’, and a Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association UK & Ireland.

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Wednesday, 6th JulyTime12:00 pm - 1:00 pm BST

How to Make Every Word Count

Getting to the point and avoiding unnecessary words. This lunchtime learning workshop is delivered by Tim Tucker. Tim is a digital content strategist and copywriting specialist who has worked with dozens of brands, including Virgin Media Business, Tesco, NatWest, Nokia, National Trust and The Guardian. **This session is free for all ProCopywriters members** ***The access code is in your dashboard***  

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Wednesday, 20th JulyTime12:00 pm - 1:00 pm BST
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