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How to be a copywriter.

Copywriter Collective is an international collective of freelance copywriters. We're passionate about writing and communication and this magazine is one way that we can give back to the copywriting community with a collection of articles that cover every aspect of copywriting and freelancing for a living. There's something for copywriters of all shapes and sizes. Newby or old hand, in this business there’s always something new to learn. That’s what keeps us going. Enjoy.

Time off is overrated

Time off is overrated

I was born in 1973. Which means I’ve been part of that lucky and unique generation that has lived through the transition from analogue to digital. I remember telephone operators….

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Internet marketing is a fallacy

Internet marketing is a fallacy

Does internet marketing work for freelance creatives? The internet as a tool for new business is a fallacy. It’s still in its infancy so it’s making all the claims that…

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How much should a freelancer charge?

How much should a freelancer charge?

“What rate should I ask for?” is the most common question we get asked at The Collective by copywriters, art directors or designers. How much to charge for your freelance services…

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An insider’s guide to: transcreation

An insider’s guide to: transcreation

Non-English writers: How to mix Translation, Transcreation and Copywriting – Part 2 In a series of three small articles, Claudine, freelancer in Translation, Transcreation and Copywriting, highlights the key features…

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An insider’s guide to: translation

An insider’s guide to: translation

Non English writers: How to mix Translation, Transcreation and Copywriting – Part 1 I am a freelancer with Translation, Transcreation and Copywriting as my core activities. As a native French…

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An insider’s guide to: copywriting

An insider’s guide to: copywriting

Non English writers: How to mix Translation, Transcreation and Copywriting – Part 3: copywriting tips In a series of three articles, Claudine, a French freelancer in Translation, Transcreation and Copywriting, highlights…

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