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Copy Writing Advice?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:45 pm
by Psycho_Insomniac
Hey, guys. I've been doing some advertorial blurbs for a guy through a third party service and have gotten some really good feedback. He loves what I do. I got to thinking that I'd like to do copywriting rather than content writing, but I'm not sure how to present myself as a serious candidate. My background is a mixed bag of experience, from retail to social work, with freelancing as the most recent thing I've done. If I wanted to go to an agency like Creative Circle, what would I need to do to prepare myself? I'm assuming I'd need a portfolio, a website, and some samples, but would like more input from experienced folks. I have a degree, if that helps. TIA.

Re: Copy Writing Advice?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:38 am
by Scribe On Demand
Believe it or not, a varied background can be really great when presenting your experience to a potential client. I have a mixed bag of experience myself -- retail, customer service, hospitality industry, academia -- and have found it has enhanced my appeal since I can relate to a slew of businesses and know how to sell them effectively in the copy.

However, I have never worked for a third party agency. All of my copywriting is done through my own freelance business.

If you have more questions, feel free to PM me.

Re: Copy Writing Advice?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:57 am
by Psycho_Insomniac
Thanks, Scribe. A friend of mine sent me a link to her portfolio and resume, which gave me a good idea of how to present myself. Since I got a job unrelated to writing (real estate property management -- I did it years ago), I might put it on the back burner for now. I'll continue to freelance, though. I fucking love to write.

Re: Copy Writing Advice?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:58 pm
by Scribe On Demand
Good for you! I'm also in an unrelated business too, but you know, writing is always fun and helpful. :D