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I began my writing and editing career in an unlikely arena for a city girl: the livestock business.

During 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.

I 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."

A 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.

Never 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.

About 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.

My 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 choose the Professional Review option.  

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,

Jill Townsend

P.S. When I'm not writing bios, I do other stuff, too. If you want to know more, please visit: