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Lockdown Skillbuilders: Become a Copywriter


May / 6 / Wed  @  10:30 am  -  May / 6 / Wed  @  12:30 pm




NUJ members resident in Wales £15
Members of other unions resident in Wales £20
Non-union members resident in Wales £30
Non-residents of Wales £50


NUJ Cymru Training Wales, Project Manager
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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.

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Please Note: As this project is funded by Welsh Government, these prices are for people who are resident in Wales. If you live outside Wales, places cost £50 and the number of places is limited to 10% of the places on the course.

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