Web Copywriter to Rescue: Trying to Salvage a Crappy Copywriting Job

Sigh… Why is it people think anyone can be a copywriter? I just did a rush job as a website copywriter trying to save a project for a poor soul with hardly any budget or time. She had been sucked into what I think sounds like a shifty web designer deal. He hired some friend of his to write her website. She didn’t like the copy. She turned to me in desperation, with little money and a hard due date of today. I deleted 90% of the crap I was given that the supposed freelance “copywriter” had done. It wasn’t poorly written. It wasn’t wrong. But [...]

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Copywriter job? English majors need not apply!

Because I am a mother, I tend to click on those links promising “entry-level jobs that pay” or “best degrees to get now,” that kind of thing. I skim them and send some on to my teenager, hoping to spark an interest in something. Anything! Because I am a professional copywriter, I was annoyed at the last such article. It suggested English majors get jobs as copywriters. Ouch. I’ve been a copywriter for 10 years. Although I’ve always enjoyed writing, I do not have a degree in English. I have a degree in Cultural Anthropology. And a Master’s Degree in Art History. But back when I was putting all that knowledge [...]

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