Would you like to write for Pro Copy Tips?

April 22, 2010 by Dean Rieck
Filed under: Miscellaneous 

When I started Pro Copy Tips, I wanted it to be a place where anyone who writes copy could learn how to do it better — whether they’re full-time or part-time, employee or freelancer, entrepreneur or business executive.

It’s also a place where you can learn about starting and running a freelance business from someone who actually makes a living at it.

But as much as I like sharing all these tips with you, I’m just one guy. There are others who do what I do, and they all have a unique set of skills and know-how.

So if you’re an experienced copywriter, I want to share your wisdom here on Pro Copy Tips. Whaddya say?

Just send your ideas via the contact form.

Tips for Blog Post Submissions

Okay, hang on. Before you send anything, let’s set a few simple ground rules.

1. If you’re not a regular reader, become one. Look through the archives. See what I’ve already published. This is a blog about copywriting (advertising, marketing, sales, etc.), not fiction writing.

2. Write posts that are clear and practical. I’m looking for tips, tools, resources, and inspiration to turn ordinary words into extraordinary success. I also welcome posts about freelancing, such as how to handle clients, be more efficient, and grow your business.

3. Don’t submit self-promotion. I’ll just trash it. You can, however, include a short blurb at the end of your post with a link to your site.

4. Get to the point. Sure, you can be humorous, tell stories, and entertain readers, but don’t get carried away. After reading your post, people should think, “That’s helpful. I can use that right now.”

5. Have mercy. Submit your ideas. Give me a link to your own blog so I can check you out. I’ll get back to you ASAP. But I’m really, really busy. So be patient if I don’t respond immediately.

6. Proof your copy. Enough said.

Now that isn’t so bad, is it? Pretty common sense, really.

So send me some ideas. I’m looking forward to sharing your know-how.

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4 Comments on Would you like to write for Pro Copy Tips?

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  1. Dorfay on Sep 28th, 2011 8:45 pm
  2. I am interested in becoming one of the best Freelance Copywriters in today’s time. I love writing and I love impressing an audience. I understand copywriting is the most lucrative business in the world and I would like to break into it and master it. What is the first step?

    Please add me to your email. I found your link through Copybloggers.

    Thank you.

    Dorfay

  3. Dean Rieck on Sep 30th, 2011 3:45 pm
  4. Dorfay,
    Impressing an audience isn’t what being a successful copywriter is about. In fact, if you’re really good at copywriting, the audience won’t notice you at all. They’ll focus entirely on the product or service you’re writing about.

  5. Marie on Dec 13th, 2011 5:35 pm
  6. I just want to tell you, all your articles are REALLY good, or at least the ones I have read and reread! I have always loved to write (fictional and non-fictional) and, as of late, have been wondering about how to write a script (for a commerical or anything really) and you have been very practical with answering some questions. Its not as easy as one would think!

    Thanks!