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How to write a press release that gets noticed by journalists.

Eight tips for writing a successful press release. When I worked in a newsroom, I spent a chunk of my time sifting through the hundreds of press releases that filled my inbox. I was the journalist who chose which press release was worth covering as a story or investigating further. Now I write press releases […]

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What qualities can a journalist bring to copywriting?

6 Skills that make journalists effective copywriters. When I decided to make the switch from the bustling newsroom to the world of freelance copywriting I questioned if I had the skills to do it. After all journalism and copywriting are two different disciplines. A journalist investigates and writes news and more in-depth features.  A copywriter […]

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My journey from journalist to copywriter.

I decided to become a Freelance Copywriter after an advert caught my eye. It was to write for a training provider. After several years working as the education specialist on a local newspaper, I thought it would be ideal. But the company wasn’t looking for a journalist, it wanted a copywriter. And my application bombed. […]