There’s nothing I love better than a shiny new project. For one thing it gives me the opportunity to learn something new. I chatted to two other copywriters recently and we were comparing notes on the most unusual subjects we’d had to write about – snail slime was definitely the winner on that one! In case you’re wondering, no, it wasn’t me.
I wouldn’t have started my business if I didn’t love writing. Of course, that isn’t the whole picture.
The jobs I hate
Maybe hate is too strong a word, but you know what I mean. Give me words in virtually any form and I’m happy. Present me with numbers and I start to struggle. I had to pass exams showing that I understood accounting rules for solicitors and could prepare and interpret a basic set of accounts as part of my legal training, but I’d be hard pressed to explain any of it to you now.
My method of account keeping probably leaves a lot to be desired. Thankfully I have a friendly accountant who hasn’t winced at me too much – yet. Equally, I’m not keen on doing admin and I don’t imagine I’ll ever come up with a truly stunning piece of graphic design. I don’t mind trying but I get frustrated at the length of time it takes me to come up with something vaguely reasonable.