Copywriting- The Basics

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					?Copywriting is the use of words to promote a person, business or idea. Although the
word copy can refer to any content intended for someone to read, copywriting
generally refers only to promotional work. The author of newspaper or magazine copy,
for example, is generally called a reporter or journalist, not a copywriter.

Copywriting is all about getting across the perfect message, using the perfect words.
Copywriting can appear in direct mail, jingle lyrics, web page content (although if the
purpose is not ultimately promotional, its author might describe themselves as a
content writer), online ads, email and other Internet content, TV or radio commercial
scripts, press releases, brochures, postcards, sales letters, and other media.

Online, copywriting may also refer to content writing aimed at achieving higher
rankings in search engines.

Most copywriters work within organisations like advertising agencies, PR firms, web
developers, company advertising departments, large stores, broadcasters and cable
providers, newspapers and magazines. Many copywriters also work on a freelance
basis for a variety of clients, at the clients' offices or from home.

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