Flamin’ June: two months in the work life of a freelance writerIn About freelance writing, corporate communications, writing experience
Gaah – it’s June already. And not a peep out of the blog for months. So a quick recap.
This is what I have been doing for the past two months:
- Started work for two new clients: one in the UK, one in Finland. One focused on financial technology, the other bringing mobile technology to payments.
- Wrote brochures and flyers: 15 of them for a client overhauling its marketing activity. Brochures are always a tricky challenge: you need to be concise, precise, coherent – and still engaging. There’s no real narrative – so you can’t write yourself into or out of a particular argument. Which means it has to have watertight internal logic. And it has to have shelf life. After all that, you don’t want to repeat the exercise every six months, even if budget allowed for it.
- Started writing a web-site for a logistics and supply chain specialist in the Middle East.
- A variety of by-lined articles for a variety of financial technology vendors in the UK and the US.
- A couple of white papers for fintech providers: one in the alternative investment space, one in the more mainstream trading world.
- Two articles for a commodity trading and supply chain technology company. Optimising supply chains seems to have been something of a theme in the last couple of months. Logistics is the new python print – maybe.
- An assortment of press releases, case studies and biographies – with some serious copy editing thrown in for good measure.
And after all that I went on holiday! And slept like Flaming June.