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Calling all copywriters and students of English – free food

Here’s a fun way to lose a few minutes but gain something for a good cause at the same time. Go to Free Rice and play their word definitions game. You’re given words plus four possible meanings. Every time you …

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The monsters among us – reviews of Timbuktu and An Audience with Jimmy Savile.

Last week I watched the film Timbuktu at the Rio Cinema, Dalston; the following evening I saw the play An Audience with Jimmy Savile at the Park Theatre in North London. Timbuktu is a French film set in the legendary …

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News update – 25.2.2015

It’s been a long while I updated my site, but I’ve finally got around to doing it. You can see several more entries on my testimonials page, and some new examples in my samples section. I’ve also updated my Google results page – …

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British and American English – it seems we’re also divided by unspoken language

Most people know the phrase about America and Britain being divided by a common language, whether it was originally coined by George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde or our old friend Anonymous. It suddenly struck me recently when I was watching a …

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Is it worth writing a novel?

As a copywriter, I’m sometimes asked if I’m only doing it to make a bit of money while I write My Great Novel. All copywriters have a novel in them, don’t they? Well, the likes of Fay Wheldon,  Dorothy L …

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Recent copywriting projects

Very busy lately, hence no blog updates: – More work  for the leading financial company (actually the biggest in its field). –  A big project for GLL, doing a variety of brochures plus marketing ideas. – More work for regular clients Outreach, …

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Do sp*mmers have a sense of humour?

Since my post about thank you letters for sp*m emails, I’ve received a great deal of sp*m comments on my blog. Sadly none of them entertaining or ripe for spoofing. Most, for some reason, seem to be related to N*L …

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I can’t believe the UK has overlooked this marketing widget

  Saw this in Greece earlier this month (thanks to Bryan for the pic). The only reason they don’t have this in UK pubs must be some ‘elf & safety issue. Otherwise every other boozer would be full of them. …

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Buying books – an awful realisation

Like most copywriters I love reading and do quite a bit of it, especially at night as I’m not a great sleeper. I enjoy reading about a wide variety of subjects, and chances are that at any one time, I’ll have …

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Thank you letters for spam emails

  I was always brought up to be polite and it was regularly drummed into me as a child that if someone writes to you, you must write back. Especially if their communication included a postal order, book token or …

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