Copywriting, Feature Writing, freelance life

A New Year: Open for Business

Decorative flat lay with the text 'Happy New Year' in the centre

You know you’ve been busy when you don’t get a chance to write a ‘Happy New Year’ blog post until the first week of March.

It feels a bit late to be posting a detailed roundup of the projects I worked on during 2020, so I think I will skip that annual tradition other than to say thank you so much to all the clients and editors who chose to work with me.

Those 2020 clients included CSIRO, Freycinet Resort, Huon Valley Council, Kingborough Council, Lipscombe Childcare Services, The Smith Family, Antarctic Science Foundation, Canteen, Guardian Australia, NZ Herald, and Time Out, as well as a number of individuals.

Thank you.

I can’t overstate how much it means when companies and organisations choose to work with a freelancer like me, especially during such a challenging year.

I was disappointed to have a couple of really interesting projects cancelled due to COVID lockdowns… and then I had to take another step back from work for a few months while my husband underwent treatment for cancer. (We have both written about that experience over on my personal blog DorkyMum.) But despite those setbacks, it was my most successful year as a freelance writer to date, and I’m deeply grateful for all the people who helped make that happen.

The pace stayed busy as we moved into 2021.

Two months in, and I have already completed four projects for first-time clients. The diversity of the work I do is an absolute joy – I don’t think I’ve completed a single project and not learned something along the way, either about a new topic or about my own strengths and weaknesses. I’m also thrilled that more and more clients are now approaching me directly, so I’m able to spend more time writing and less time on self-promotion. (Always icky!)

As ever though, I’m keen to speak about writing projects with potential new clients. And if you’ve worked with me previously, please feel free to pass on my details to others. In Tasmania especially, word of mouth counts for so much.

My copywriting services are listed elsewhere on the website but, even if you don’t see your specific requirement on that list, if you’re looking for help in writing, editing, or proofreading, please get in touch for a chat.

I’ll look forward to hearing from you, and wish you a wonderful 2021.


Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash


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