We’re switching things up on this episode and getting to know Kate, Filthy Rich Writer’s Head Copy Coach.
Kate has more than 10 years of experience writing for clients including Microsoft, Zipcar, TripAdvisor, Babson College, Continental Airlines, and many more.
In this episode, she shares how she got started, tips for working as a freelancer abroad, and common roadblocks she sees trip up new copywriters (and what they can do to get over them).
Looking for closed captioning or a transcript? Check out the episode on YouTube!
A Sneak Peek at the Episode
[2:00] Back in 2009, Kate was on the editorial team at the same company where Nicki was heading up the copy team in the marketing department. The company was launching a new website and, fortunately for Kate, needed additional copywriting help.
[6:16] Kate had started freelancing early on in her career to get difference experiences. It came in handy when her husband’s job took them to Germany for what ended up being four years. She shares what that experience was like and tips for working with clients in different time zones.
[14:07] If you’re going to work abroad, hire a good tax person! Kate digs into other tips for successfully working abroad (like scheduling meetings and making sure you show up at the right time!).
[20:25] What is the most common thing holding new copywriters back? Kate shares common blocks and how they can overcome them. (Surprise: practice, practice, practice!)
[28:43] Kate shares what she loves most about the Filthy Rich Writer community. If you’re a member of the Comprehensive Copywriting Academy or follow along Filthy Rich Writer, you’ll want to hear this.
[37:10] Saying “yes” was Kate’s fault at the beginning of her career. She talks about why she doesn’t regret that (but why learning to say “no,” is also important).
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