A little update

It’s been a long time since I’ve updated this blog, mostly because I’ve been so busy with copywriting work (a good thing, undoubtedly!), but also because I’ve been writing about non-work stuff over at Cosy Life.

It’s been a great year so far and lots has happened since my last update – the most exciting thing being that I’ve finally got my Private Pilot’s Licence!

Work-wise, I continue to be very happy being self-employed, and am daily grateful for having taken that big leap into the unknown. I realised yesterday that even though I work more days now than I did when I had a full-time job, I *never* look at the clock anymore. In full-time employment I used to watch the clock constantly, wishing it would hurry up and be the end of the day – wishing half my life away. I never do this now, and the days fly by in an enjoyable whir of writing all kinds of copy.

These are just a few of the things I’ve written about in the last few months:

  • International Women’s Day, for a branch of the United Nations
  • Insurance, for a major household name in insurance
  • Women in the workplace – general issues, gender pay gap, leadership etc
  • Beautiful hand-crafted wooden furniture
  • Cycling, in particular high-performance racing bikes
  • Catering hire equipment
  • Software for companies who send engineers out to jobs in the field
  • Travel – Mongolia, Japanese food, Bhutan, Asian monarchs and lots more
  • Coffee
  • Digital marketing
  • A freelance job/networking site
  • Oil tanker loading equipment
  • Non-surgical cosmetic treatments
  • Cheese

I’ve written blog posts, press releases, website copy, brochures, slogans – you name it really. I’ve even proofread a 267 page self-help book. That’s what I love about my job – it’s just so varied, and I never know what’s going to come up from one week to the next.

On a personal note, I turned 29 a week or so ago, and I’m marking the final year of my 20s by taking on this 30 Things To Do Before I’m 30 challenge. You can follow my progress on the Cosy Life blog.

As part of this challenge I’m also going to be slightly rebranding my copywriting business. In practice this simply means I’ll be getting a smart new website, which I’m currently in the process of building. I plan to launch it in the autumn, which should give me plenty of time to get it finished and looking slick! I’ll write another update on this blog when the new site is launched, and then this site won’t be updated again, but will remain online as an archive.

I’m sure I’ll write more on here before then though!