Confessions of a copywriter: 6 months of freelancing
Updated: Apr 21, 2020
My mum always said that I’d be the one to stick two fingers up to the office establishment and saunter off on my own. She was right. In 2019, I had a fantastic job, with a wonderful team. So when the business unexpectedly closed, I felt it was a nice moment to end the chapter in my life of working for someone else. I’d found myself staying later and later, stressing over someone else’s profits, more and more over the years.
So, at the grand old age of 28, I thought f*ck it. From now on, I’m doing this my way. Leaving behind the comforts of being a Senior Manager in an investment bank, Hannah Duncan Investment Content was born. On the 15th of July 2019, I secured my first client job. In an uninspiring and incessantly noisy café in Zurich, I scribbled down my instructions and got writing. You could have seen the smile on my face from London. Six months later, I’m still alive to tell the tale, and just about surviving this new lifestyle. Here’s my most honest reflections and lessons so far.