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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…

How I work

“How do you work?” is a rather broad question I am often asked when I’m approached by potential clients. There are several components to my answer, so I thought it warranted a post of its own, just to ‘demystify’ the process a bit!
Where I work
I work from home or on an airfield in the Portacabin that is the clubhouse for…

Happy Christmas!

How is it Christmas already? Another year of freelance copywriting has absolutely flown by, and I’ve been so busy since launching this site that I’ve not even found time to turn my various draft posts into published posts. My business resolution for 2016 is therefore to blog more!

Here are some of my copywriting highlights from this year:

Writing about important issues…

Welcome to my new site!

After months of working on this site, it’s so lovely to be able to unveil it to the world – finally!

I’ve been freelance copywriting full-time for two years now, and, having recently married and changed my name, I decided it was high time I rebranded to reflect the fact that I’m now an established copywriting business. I’ve been working on…