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How To Be A Copywriter

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Many people with an interest in the written word and a good grasp of English are attracted to copywriting.

Some attractions include the fact that many copywriters are freelancers, meaning that they can work where they want, when they want - if there is work there for them! In other words, the flexibility that it offers.

It is also inherently satisfying to take a difficult brief at times, and to explain concepts clearly and well in good quality English. That's what a good copywriter will do.

But what skills do you need?

Well, it is a competitive market and hard to get into. Therefore you will need to ensure that you have a well rounded general knowledge, and able to adapt and quickly learn about new topics.

This will be essential if you are asked to explain specific concepts in language that is understandable to Joe Public, without losing accuracy.

Of course, you need confidence in your own worth, a desire to do well and not give up easily.

To develop the right skills there are many ways to get a good grounding. One of the best methods would be to attend an adult education class in copywriting. This will go through the basics, and also you may make some useful contacts.

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Does anyone know of any free books or literature about copywriting?...
- Fri, Apr 6th 2007

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