Do your professional experiences define who you are?
I hope not.
One of my most formative writing endeavours involved answering repeated questions about obscure animal genitalia *.
And another had me writing directly beneath a dormant sewage pipe 12 hours a day for a whole week.
I’d like to think there’s more to me than weird willies and the lingering scent of effluent. But I guess that’s for others to say.
Anyway. I speak about those early experiences – and how I got into copywriting in the first place – in this interview with fellow freelance copywriter Nigel Graber.
If you’re new to writing copy, or you’re thinking of taking your career in a different direction, there should be some useful bits in there for you.
*And yes, giant tortoise was on the list.