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7 steps to clinching your first copywriting role

3 min, 44 sec read
15:00 PM | 8 April 2016
by Natalie King
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Become an FR Writer

A few pointers on how to get into copywriting without formal experience – because we all have to start somewhere.

The creative industry is competitive. But it’s competitive for a reason – being paid to use your imagination is the dream, right?

So it’s tough. But if you can bag yourself that elusive, first job, you should (theoretically) be able to work your way up from there.

Read on for seven ideas on how the average, budding-but-wet-behind-the-ears wordsmith can score their first copywriting role…

1. Write

I once tweeted a successful copywriter this.

This was their response.

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