I began my writing and editing career in an unlikely arena for a city
girl: the livestock business.
my junior year in college I was offered an editorial internship with a
monthly cattle magazine called the Limousin Journal. This turned out to
be one of the best experiences of my life, both personally and
professionally. I eventually became the Editor and had the opportunity
to travel around the country, writing stories on some really amazing
families and their businesses.
knew nothing about livestock or farming when I started, but I learned
fast, and it taught me that subject matter isn't really what defines a
good writer. What matters is how well you convey your message, and
whether or not you ultimately achieve your goal... generally to inform,
to educate, to persuade, to sell, or all of the above."
few years later, my career took another unexpected turn. I'd just moved
into a Public Relations role with a non-profit organization when I met
and married an Englishman, and moved to Reading, England.
underestimate the ability life has to throw you interesting curves.
There I was, 29 years old, living in a new country, speaking a strange
language, driving a car on the wrong side of the road, bagging my own
groceries at the grocery store, paying $5 for a gallon of gas,
frequently hopping on a train to London just to wander around for the
day. It was a great experience.
a year after I moved to the UK, I was given a really great opportunity
to manage a European start-up that specialized in direct mail.
|I loved it, especially the
chance to learn from my 'guru' boss about how to write compelling copy.
These were pre-internet days, and direct mail campaigns lived or died
based on the success of two variables: the expertise to buy the right
mailing lists, and the ability to write compelling and persuasive copy.
If we got either one wrong, we lost money – lots of it. That
was powerful motivation for me as a copywriter to ‘get it right.’
I write a lot of bios, as you might guess.
But honestly, I hope my e-book will give those of you want
to write your own the confidence and step-by-step
guidelines you need to do so, quickly and painlessly, and even
if you don't like to write.
e-book costs $19.95, which I honestly believe is really great
value. And for just $10 more I'll review your bio for you, if you
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Good luck to you. I don't know you, but I know for sure you
are unique, and interesting, and ...
... you fill in the blank.
All the best,
P.S. When I'm not writing bios, I do other stuff, too. If you want to
know more, please visit: www.JillTownsend.biz