Words of wisdom (possibly!)

Just give me the words – and shut the heck up!

Just give me the words – and shut the heck up!

Last week I lost out on a web content job. Cue violins and soggy tissues. No, really, it’s OK, it happens. The funny thing is I knew it was going to happen. And I knew the prospective client made the right decision to go with another copywriter. Gemma (not her real...

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How much does a web copywriter cost?

How much does a web copywriter cost?

How much does it cost to hire a web copywriter? That’s a darned good question. But a more important question is: what will the copywriter be doing for the money? Because I get it. You ask for three copywriting quotes and they come back with widely different prices....

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Poor spelling can seriously affect your SEO

Poor spelling can seriously affect your SEO

How do you feel about grammar and spelling mistakes? Irate, indifferent, in no way bothered? I ask because as a copywriter it bothers me big time. But maybe I’m being picky and pedantic and I should just get a life. Thing is, I always equate poor grammar and spelling...

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Copywriters – they’ll fix your content problems

Copywriters – they’ll fix your content problems

This month I want to talk about my leaky washing machine. What the heck’s that got to do with copywriting? I know, I know, it seems like a stretch, but bear with me… I’ll be honest, I was dreading the repair man coming. I knew it wasn’t going to be a simple job. To...

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Copywriting and sales communications

Copywriting and sales communications

So this month I bought a summer house. I don’t know about you but before I buy anything I do loads of research so I can get as much info as possible and compare prices. This is where websites are really handy for helping you to make a buying decision. Or not – as the...

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Wot – no blog?

Wot – no blog?

I’m going to level with you. I nearly didn’t write a blog this month. Work has been super-busy. I’m in the middle of a major garden project (I know, let’s rip up the rotten decking, tear down the knackered old summer house and, er, see what happens…). And now that...

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And the winner is…

And the winner is…

So – you’d love to be an award-winning business. Of course you would. I mean, why wouldn’t you? A shiny award spells success and shows you’re going places. It boosts your credibility, attracts new clients, is a great PR exercise and pretty much lets your competitors...

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What it’s like working with a copywriter?

What it’s like working with a copywriter?

What’s it like working with a copywriter? Good question. I guess I take it for granted that everyone knows what happens when they hire a copywriter – but of course if you’ve never used one before you’re bound to have questions. Obviously I can’t speak for other...

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Do you LOVE your website?

Do you LOVE your website?

It will soon be Valentine’s Day and everyone’s going to be blogging about love. So, to hell with it, I’m going to get in on the act, too. And anyway, it’s a serious question – because if YOU don’t love your website who else will? A couple of weeks ago I was talking to...

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