• Inject Life into Your Marketing

      [This blog was first published (under a different name) way back in 2011. But despite its age, I decided to give it a little revamp because its sentiment is just as relevant today.] If you’re in business, you have to get into marketing. Large corporations have dedicated marketing departments who take care of everything, […]

    Read more
  • Why 49% of Companies Outsource Their Content Production

      Content creation is often seen as a burden, which is why the Content Marketing Institute’s 2020 report showed that 49% companies outsource their content production because they don’t have the time, expertise or resources to do it themselves. When you consider it can take anywhere between three to six hours to write a high-quality, […]

    Read more
  • Content Calendars – Pain in The Neck or Valuable Tool?

      Your business needs content. A constant stream of relevant, original and topical content on your website will give your company the online visibility you want. Of course, that doesn’t happen by magic. It can either be done in-house or by hiring in a specialist – I’m not going to go into the pros and […]

    Read more
  • White Papers – Not Dust, No Starch, No Snoring

      Even the words ‘white paper’ trigger a yawn, and yet it should be one of the most exciting and entertaining pieces of marketing your company produces. Traditionally, they are viewed as being dense, technical documents that bore the pants off the reader. That’s why once sent out, the generally gather dust in the recipient’s […]

    Read more
  • Why Copywriters Are the Ventriloquists of the Marketing World

    Ventriloquism wasn’t even on my radar when I started as a freelance copywriter, but it soon became apparent that it would be an essential skill if I were going to make it in this industry. Most people make the mistake of thinking that writing is, well, just writing. It isn’t, especially not in the context […]

    Read more
  • STOP PRESS: Grammar Rules Are Not Set in Stone

    I can hear all the grammarians taking in a deep collective breath. So, before you get ready to type your outraged retort, allow me to explain my viewpoint. The English language isn’t static; it’s been on an evolutionary journey from the first moment it was uttered. Initially, when it was merely a spoken language, grammar […]

    Read more
  • Give your copywriter time

    When working on a marketing project, I can guarantee the last thing you thought of was the copy. Especially if we’re talking about websites and brochures.  I get it all the time. Clients come to me and need content (whether that’s web copy, brochure content, sales letters, case studies, articles, scripts, white papers or reports) […]

    Read more
  • A Copywriter’s Open Letter To Clients Everywhere

    Dear Client,  I felt yesterday’s meeting was very positive, and I loved your enthusiasm for doing things differently.  As discussed, when it comes to making an impact, being brave and using an approach that is the opposite to your competitors’ will catch the eye of potential clients.  It’s like I said if a company is […]

    Read more
  • Freelancers Are the Nimble Fish That Keep Your Business Running

    Freelance workers keep businesses going – FACT.  We are the unsung heroes who are ready to help out in times of need – whether due to an influx of work or to deliver specialist knowledge. I am one of those heroes.  As a freelance copywriter, my writing skills have helped many corporates out of a […]

    Read more
  • How Freelance Copywriters Get the Best from Their Interviewees

    A big part of the freelancer copywriter’s workload is research. That could mean hours scouring the Internet, reading journals and magazines, or interviewing subject matter experts.  It’s the last one, the interview, I want to concentrate on here.  A subject matter expert is precisely what it says on the tin – an expert. That makes […]

    Read more