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Lockdown skillbuilders: become a copywriter


Wednesday 6 May 2020

10:30 - 12:30

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The global pandemic has got many of us thinking about ways to diversify.
Copywriting can be a lucrative freelance career – and it’s especially suited to journalists and PRs.
In this two-hour webinar, journalist-turned-copywriter Hannah Abbott will show you how you can use your time in lockdown to branch out into freelance copywriting – or even launch a whole new career.
Who’s it for?
Journalists, PRs and marketing bods interested in becoming a freelance copywriter
You’ll learn:
  • Why becoming a freelance copywriter is a great option.
  • How copywriting is different to journalism – and how you can use and adapt the writing skills you already have to succeed.
  • Practical things you can do during lockdown to get you off the ground (and even earning money) as a copywriter
  • My biggest mistakes when starting out (so you don’t make them too!).
  • Essential info on the business of being a freelance copywriter, including how to find clients, how to set your day rate and how to make sure you get paid.
  • Resources that will help you get ahead and get support. 
You’ll leave with…
Practical tips, actionable steps, confidence to take the plunge.
About Hannah
Hannah is a former journalist for national and regional newspapers who became a freelance copywriter in 2013 – and hasn’t looked back. She now runs a successful copywriting business from her home in Barry, South Wales. Her plain-speaking copy helps big brands and small businesses get results. She also helps aspiring copywriters get off the ground with her online course How To Become A Successful Freelance Copywriter.


NUJ members £15 /Other unions £20/ Other £30/Living outside Wales £50

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NUJ Cymru Training Wales

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