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Your Copywriting Career

 

 

Freelance copywriting can be a flexible and rewarding career. You could earn a good income from your own home writing copy for people all over the world on a huge variety of subjects. As a full-time freelance copywriter you have the choice of deciding when, where and for whom you want to work, allowing you to escape the grind of nine to five working and avoid the daily commute. Or you could use your new skills to top up your current income – helping you afford those little extra luxuries that make life worthwhile.

You don’t need any special skills or experience to become a copywriter – you can be any age and from any background. What you will require, however, is a good command of English, determination, flexibility and at least a little creative spark. If you possess these qualities then we can give you the techniques and know-how needed to become a successful copywriter.

The copywriting course we offer you, the personal tuition service and your Guarantees are fully explained in our Prospectus which you can download below. But, for a quick overview browse the tabs above.

Your Course

To help you succeed we offer you a home study course – written by a professional copywriter.

All aspects of copywriting are covered including:

  • the AIDA formula (Attention-Interest-Desire-Action) and ‘selling the sizzle’
  • press advertising
  • PR materials
  • sales letters and follow-ups
  • copywriting for the Internet
  • TV and radio commercials
  • copywriting for charities and non-profit organisations

 

We advise you on: practical business matters, covering the pros and cons of working freelance, what form of business organisation works best for you, presenting a professional image, income tax, setting fees, invoicing and so on.

You learn how to: sell yourself to potential clients. This is one of the major concerns expressed by people new to working freelance, but it is not something you need to worry about as we will teach you what you need to do and how to do it.

Your course contains: 10 fact-packed modules plus six tutor-marked assignments.

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Your studies are very flexible. You can study when it suits you and submit your assignments whenever you wish as there are no deadlines set by us.

Your course materials are sent to you as soon as you enrol and are available immediately in the student community area when you enrol online.

You send and receive your assignments by post or by email – the choice is yours.

And, to make your course really effective you also receive personal guidance and advice from your tutor – an experienced copywriter. To find out more click the 'Tuition' tab above.

Your Personal Tuition

Under the guidance of an expert tutor you will develop your copywriting skills. The assignments are designed to give you plenty of practice and are based on ‘real-life’ client briefs for work.

You also receive advice on style, grammar, presentation and anything else that matters. You will be told how to improve your work – if improvement is necessary – and how to avoid the common errors and mistakes that many beginners make.

Your tutor will encourage you, be objective, be realistic but most of all give you constructive comment. Through this firm but gentle approach many students come to know their tutor as a trusted friend.

All our tutors have been specially trained by us to help you overcome the difficulties, and the pitfalls, that all new copywriters face. From their own experiences they can help you to start copywriting, marketing your skills and, most importantly, producing the standard of work clients are willing to pay good money for.

Click 'Selling' above for more details on how we can help you promote yourself.

Selling yourself

One of the biggest concerns all new copywriters raise is where and how to promote themselves. Don't let this worry you for now. A whole module is devoted to helping you set yourself up in business as a freelance copywriter, plus your tutor will advise you as needed throughout your course. We show you:

  • how to find markets and exploit them
  • how to approach companies and advertising agencies
  • how to present yourself
  • how to overcome the ‘no experience’ problem
  • how to decide on what fees to charge 
  • how to produce invoices

 

Plus, much more to give you the best possible chance of becoming a successful freelance copywriter.

Once your writing reaches a professional standard you should have no difficulty finding paying clients. Follow our advice carefully, take note of everything your tutor tells you, and we are confident that you will very soon be enjoying a flexible, well-paid career as a copywriter.

Your Guarantees

Because of the effectiveness of the course, and the tuition service, we are able to give you two no-risk guarantees.

These state quite clearly:

1. You have the course on 15 day (in your possession) inspection.

2. We will give you a £10.00 refund for any assignment which is not corrected properly by your tutor.

These guarantees are your safeguard of a fair deal and high tuition standards from The Writers Bureau. They are our commitment to you.

 

Your Contribution

We can do a lot to help you but we cannot do it all for you. In fact, the major contribution must come from you.

Firstly, you need to have a good understanding of the basics of written English including grammar, spelling and punctuation. Professional copywriters are considered to be experts in written English so your clients will expect your work to need little or no correction.

It’s also important that you are serious and committed to becoming a copywriter as, although the skills you’ll need are not difficult to master, you will need to work hard to succeed. But don't worry, we'll will match your commitment 100% with our own.

Lastly, you need to have at least some creative talent. You have to be able to devise new and exciting ways of promoting familiar products. However, if you are interested in a career as a copywriter or you have ever watched an advertisement and thought ‘It would be better if...’ it is likely that you already have the creative spark needed to build a successful copywriting career. And, just to help you along, we have included a whole module on how to develop your creative imagination.

So, if you really want the freedom of working flexibly as a freelance copywriter and you are prepared to put in the time and effort required, then together we can make it a reality!

Continuing Professional Development CertificateContinuing Professional Development Certificate - Copywriting

A Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certificate is awarded to all successful students. You qualify for your Certificate as soon as you have satisfactorily completed all six assignments. The CPD Certificate is a respected professional qualification awarded by our Business Training division. You can be rightly proud of receiving it; because it is, we hope, just the start of much bigger things to come.

 

Half an hour each day is all you need!

All too often people let their ideas and dreams go to waste. Usually it’s because they don’t know where to start, claim they haven’t the time or simply never get round to it. Don’t let this happen to you. With our help you will learn where to begin and how to plan your time. All you have to do is create a small space in your life for your writing. Even with only half an hour a day you’ll be surprised how quickly your copywriting develops.

How To Enrol

If you truly want to be a copywriter there is no time like the present to start. By enrolling now, you could be well on your way to having a successful, flexible freelance career as a copywriter within a few short months.

And remember, anybody can enrol on The Writers Bureau Complete Copywriter course. You don’t need any special qualifications or background and you can start whenever it suits you.

So, click the enrol button below, call freephone 0800 389 7360 or complete the enrolment form and let's start working together to help you become a freelance copywriter!

Course Fees:

Full Fees: £274

Easy Payment Plan: £30.00 deposit payable now and £43.00 a month for the following 6 months making £288.00 in all.

How To Enrol If You Don't Have A Credit Card

 
 


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Enrol with your credit card through our secure server and as soon as your payment is accepted you can view the first sections of your course in the student community area. It's the quickest way to see for yourself how we can help you become a proofreader and copy editor.

 
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Everything You Need For Copywriting Success

  • A first-class course written by an experienced copywriter.
  • Caring, constructive help from expert tutors.
  • Six tutor-marked assignments.
  • Support from our friendly, experienced Student Advisors.
  • Flexible study programme to suit YOU.
  • Guidance on presentation and content.
  • Advice on how to promote yourself.
  • Instant access to course material when you enrol online.
  • Four years to complete your studies.
  • Double Guarantee for a ‘risk-free' enrolment.
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