Time and time again I encounter people and potential clients, who seem to think that copy and content work should cost … well, very little. So, in today’s post I want to shed some light on word crafting and optimising rates – both, for fellow freelance writers and for clients – by contemplating on a… Continue reading What is the cost of (good) copy and content, and what is the value?
As already elaborated on in various posts and on my About Power-Words page, gaining clarity on my professional purpose and mission to help particularly organisational and social culture changemakers optimise their copy and content has been the culmination of a long-lasting journey to self-discovery, which has led me to finally recognise my talent (with words),… Continue reading The difference between proofreading, editing and writing – and where my word crafting superpower fits in
Although it happened somewhat 20 years into my professional career journey, I’m still glad that I finally came to recognise my talent (with words), my passion (for human psychology, behaviour and wellbeing) as well as certain beliefs I have about copy and content excellence (as vehicle for driving positive change). More than that, linking these… Continue reading Helping changemakers, I can be a changemaker
“Lose those cupcakes!” This was one of the ‘harsher’ comments – amongst otherwise very positive and constructive feedback – by a super experienced and professional copywriter, who very kindly responded to my call for a copywriting mentor on the ProCopywriters’ forum, back in 2016 when I started Power-Words.com. Although he felt strongly about it and… Continue reading Bringing the heart (back) into business, and the world – the story of my business logo
Yay! I am ever so delighted to have won my first professional award! Even more so as it recognises my marketing and creative skills, and most of all as it is for Classic Brent Autos, my husband’s car repair workshop… which means there’s much more to this than a marketing initiative. It’s not only my… Continue reading My first professional award (for best marketing initiative) goes to … my passion project!
The phrase life-force has become firm part of my way to describing the power of words as I see it, particularly in business, but also in life. In a nutshell, I think that the words that describe and promote (and operate) a business, or also a cause or project, are the ‘make-or-break’. Before I elaborate… Continue reading Your words are the life-force of your business
Ok, it’s confession time! No. I’m not confessing that English is not my first language – although it is. Nor is it that I turned my passion of writing into my self-employed career only after a 15-year detour as an employed web project and programme manager – although I did. Nor, that I’ve made a… Continue reading Native speaker or not – what is (good) copywriting made of?