Why a copywriter enjoys getting out of the office

Copywriting Marketing

I had a very liberating experience recently.

I got to spend 4 hours driving around Melbourne with a photographer shooting buildings for a client.

Actually, taking pictures not shooting them…

Whilst this may sound dreary to those who live life in the fast lane, to a copywriter and marketing communications person such as moi-meme (who doesn’t get out of the office that often)  it was a BIG thrill.

I was the *director* giving the photographer instructions on which part of the building to shoot, whilst dodging cars and dealing with curious building supervisors who wondered what on earth we were doing.

Another excuse to get out of the office is to meet up with my graphic design buddy, who, like me, spends the majority of her time beavering away in the office, occassionally coming up for air, green tea, a pee, and maybe even to strum her guitar.

We usually meet at a coffee shop halfway and swap copywriting and graphic design stories, as well as gossip(?) about clients and put the world to rights, as us girls are inclined to do from time to time…

Whilst working in a home office as a copywriter may sound like a glamorous life, there are times when cabin fever sets in and the urge to escape is hard to repress.

And so when I have the opportunity to hurtle around Melbourne with a photographer in my husband’s stationwagon, or chat over coffee with a graphic design buddy, I never say no.

The same goes for potential clients who would prefer to meet and discuss their copywriting or marketing communications project over a latte – if they’re local and I’ve got an hour or two to spare, I won’t say no to that either.

If you live in Melbourne and want to get together sometime to discuss an upcoming communications project, give me a call on 0411 889283 or send a message via the Contact form.


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