Meghan Thomson Shares Tips On Successful Networking & How To Beat Writer’s Block

Haris Halkic: Hi Meghan, thanks a lot for agreeing to share your best tips on copywriting and your background. Let’s start with how you got started in copywriting? Please, tell me more about your story.

Meghan Thomson: Thank you for the opportunity!

I was an account manager at an employer branding agency in London, but used to go home every night and write – about things I observed in my day, random stuff that popped into my head; anything really. I couldn’t stop writing. And so, I started approaching people to write for free.

The first article I wrote was about Richard Branson’s exclusive 5-star resort in the Kruger National Park, in South Africa. I’d never been there, but I wrote like I did. I then wrote an article for an expat publication in the UK. And when I moved to my agency’s Sydney office at the end of 2006, there was a copywriting role going so I applied for it and got it.

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Joanne Lefferson On How To Break Into Freelance Copywriter Online

Green CopywritingHaris Halkic: Hi Joanne, thanks a lot for agreeing to share your best tips on copywriting and your background. Let’s start with how you got started in copywriting. Please, tell us more about your story.

Joanne Lefferson: After being a stay at home mom for almost twenty years I found myself wandering around a very ‘empty-nest’. I loved being a stay-at-home Mom to my three kids. They are my Magnum Opus.

Then they grew up and left me to wander around our world alone… which is just as sad as it sounds. But one can only sing the ‘Empty Nest Blues’ for so long.  So I bought myself a horse, did some travelling, did a solo trip up the Alaska Highway, attended some artist retreats and started playing the violin.

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Andrew Nattan’s Best Advice On Getting Started As A Freelance Copywriter

Haris Halkic: Hi Andrew, thanks a lot for agreeing to share your best tips on copywriting and your background. Let’s start with how you got started in copywriting? Please, tell us more about your story.

Andrew Nattan: “My story” makes it sound far more impressive than it really is. Every copywriter seems to have this story about how they’d spent years climbing mountains, fighting tigers and curing malaria before accidentally writing an award-winning advert.

I don’t.

I just fell into this. At 21, all I had was a history degree and an intense belief that I never wanted to teach history. So I turned down an invitation to do a Masters’ degree and applied for any job that seemed interesting. A week later I had an interview to become a “Junior Copywriter” at an agency in Manchester, and no idea what a copywriter actually did.

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Interview with Brad Dunn: The Lifestyle Of A Freelance Copywriter

Haris: Hi Brad. I’m really glad you agreed to this interview because you have so much to share about freelance copywriting. Let’s start with how you got started in copywriting?

Brad: Sure. That’s a fairly easy one to answer! It all started when I was standing in a book store in Los Angeles, CA. I picked up a copy of ‘The Copywriter’s Handbook’ by Robert Bly.

But let me put things in some perspective… I have been writing steadily for about 30 years now. I majored in film at the University of Maryland, and in my junior year I wrote my first long-form work, a feature-length screenplay. To date, I’ve written 15 screenplays, three novels, about 100 short stories, poetry – etc. So I come from a highly creative background.

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