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September copywriting update

September has flown by in a flurry of copywriting activities, highlights of which have included:

A couple of stories for the World Food Programme, based around the UN General Assembly, plus other bits of work
Brochure copy for a sports app for kids (target audience: their parents)
More blog posts for a tech company in the healthcare sector
A case study for a software…

I’m now a full member of the Professional Copywriters’ Network

I’ve never been one to rest on my laurels, but finding the time for professional development can be a challenge when you have a hectic schedule of client work to stay on top of. However, as a demonstration of my commitment to developing my copywriting skills still further, and to maintaining the highest professional standards, I’m pleased to say that…

My proofreading checklist

Proofreading goes hand-in-hand with copywriting, so I offer proofreading services alongside my copywriting work. Like copywriting, proofreading requires close attention to detail and a level of pedantry above what might be considered normal for the general population, so it’s no wonder I enjoy it so much. Today I’m going to outline what kind of things I look out for when…

Fun with Latin word origins

I’m reading Mary Beard’s SPQR – a history of Rome – at the moment, and it reminded me of a great word origin fact. Our word “candidate” comes from the Latin word “candidatus”, which literally means “whitened”. It referred to the specially whitened togas that Romans standing for election wore to impress voters. This is such a delightful historical and…