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Writers face a tough market at the moment, but there are opportunities out there. By broadening your writing range you can open up a whole world of new prospects within the copywriting industry, which can prove both enjoyable and lucrative. This free online forum will answer your questions on the copywriting business and discuss topics such as diversifying your writing style, creating your own copywriting brand, finding clients and setting rates.
The forum is aimed at both new and established writers considering making a move into copywriting and looking for a way into the industry.
Rachel England is a freelance journalist, editor and copywriter. Starting out as an editor for a small arts magazine, she's since worked across a variety of publications and has written about everything from vintage clothes to household food waste. She now freelances full time and her copywriting clients range from small charities to global financial institutions.
Our Hub General Manager, Ben Cooper-Melchiors, will be on hand with Rachel from 1-2pm on Wednesday 29 August to answer all your questions. Leave yours in the thread below now, or join us live, and we'll answer them on the day.
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Hello, I'm currently based in Falmouth. My question is-- in order to have a successful copywriting career, is it advisable to move to London, where most of the jobs seem to be?
How can you copyright work that you have written so that you can pitch it to creatives without them stealing your ideas?
One of my writing projects involves a lot of First World War poetry, some of which is about to come into the public domain. Where would I need to go to find the copyright for this?
Hello, I'm based in Redhill, Surrey. My question - how do you maintain a constant flow of copywriting opportunitiesr? Is it about having specific days for pitching, developing a list of organisations to pitch to, delivering pitches, writing etc?
I've done a fair bit as a freelance journalist, but how do I make that transition to copywriting? Who should I pitch to first? Should I demonstrate my journalistic credentials or is it irrelevant? And how do I work out my rates?
I am currently working as a marketing intern for an arts organisation in London, and have discovered I enjoy copywriting.
What steps would you recommend I take to move forward in this career after I have completed my internship?
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