Surely spelling and grammar only matter in academia, right? But is that really true? When was the last time writing something correctly worked out bad for you? How about a typo or a misspelled word? How often have those mistakes benefited you?
Why should Koreans use DC CopyPro’s English copywriting and proofreading service?
If the Internet is to be believed, DC CopyPro's English copywriting and proofreading services for Koreans will soon be replaced by ChatGPT. Is this phenomenon taking the Internet by storm really a threat?
I SEOUL U is no more. The new Seoul city slogan is…
I Seoul U is finally being retired. There are four finalists for the public vote on, as they help choose the new Seoul city slogan. Will the new slogan be better? Can it possibly be worse?
6 benefits of hiring a professional English copywriter or proofreader
Choosing to use a professional English copywriter or proofreader can be one of the best decisions you make for your Korean brand. Learn how using a native English copywriter can save you time, money, and headaches, while simultaneously boosting your brand's reputation and marketing reach.
Eighteen months into my unplanned career change and things are going…
No one is immune from the curve balls life throws at us. All we can do is try to adapt and roll with the punches. Here's my 18-month update about how my unplanned career change is going, including a few personal updates.
It’s easy to hire a freelance English copywriter and proofreader in Korea
If you're reluctant to contact a native English-speaking copywriter or proofreader because you're not sure how the process works, what services you'll receive, or if you can request edits, this post is for you. Learn my process and discover how easy it is to work with DC CopyPro.
Even more examples of common errors and awkward English found in Korea
Part II of a blog post highlighting the most common English copywriting errors found in Korea, often resulting from not using a native English proofreader—such as DC CopyPro. You can find details on DC CopyPro's free consulting service to help you avoid such errors in this blog post.
The most common errors and examples of awkward English found in Korea
After more than a year of posting daily examples of awkward English found mainly on Korean signs, clothing, and packaging, this blog post (part 1 of 2) highlights the most common English copywriting errors Koreans tend to make.
Copy, copywriter, copyeditor—what the heck is the definition of copy?
The word copy as it's used in copywriting and content writing is often misused. This post examines the origin of the term, how to use it properly, and its specific meaning in marketing and advertising.
Three things that suck when working as a freelance English copywriter
Working as a freelance English copywriter can be challenging, but it can become damn near impossible when you don't get the support from clients that you need. These are the top 3 challenges I face as a freelance English copywriter in Korea.
Did the great midlife forced career change go according to plan? Nope!
When I decided to switch careers a year ago after a major life event, I believed in myself and had a rough plan. But things don't always go according to plan—but that isn't always such a bad thing.
How I’ve learned to succeed as a freelance copywriter in under a year
I'm pretty new to copywriting, but in the past eight months, I've learned a lot. I've still got a lot to learn, but I have noticed some trends and patterns among established copywriters and folks like myself trying to find their way in this field.
Dreams of a carefree freelancer dashed by realities of being a remote worker
My days were pretty standard as a teacher, especially after +25 years. Becoming an English copywriter and proofreader in Korea has involved substantial changes to my typical routines. And due to recent developments, my typical day looks quite different than even a few months ago.
Why are some hyphens longer than others? Wonder no more!
Are hyphens and dashes the same? If not, what's different? How do you even type them? Answers to these questions (and more) are revealed in this post. This post will explain the differences, help you understand when to use them, and most importantly, how to actually type them!
How successful was DC CopyPro, English copywriter & proofreader, in 2021?
It's been quite a first year for DC CopyPro, English copywriter and proofreader. In this post, on look back on how my website, Facebook page, and Instagram pages performed. There were more than a few surprises and unexpected stats in this year-end review!
Help me help you—what can DC CopyPro, English copywriter in Korea, do for you?
I know what I like to write about, but what do YOU want to read about? Don't be shy! Get in touch and request a topic (or several) or ask a question. What's the worst that can happen? I may not write about your topic. That's it. What have you got to lose?
Transitioning to an English copywriter in Korea got off on the wrong foot
Changing careers is never easy and things rarely go as planned. And things were no different for me. My first actual gig as an English copywriter in Korea got off to a pretty rough start.
Is holding non-native speakers to a higher standard than native speakers unfair?
When native speakers make an error, it's usually labelled a typo or a simple mistake. But non-native speakers are not extended the same courtesy. Instead, it is assumed they were ignorant of the rules. Regardless of the reason, too many errors in your writing is never good.
How poor copy destroys trust and costs you customers—[with examples]
Error-free copy alone isn't enough to be effective. Neither is engaging copy full of typos. You need engaging, error-free copy to establish trust, keep people reading, and have them follow your call to action. I use English and Korean examples to demonstrate this point.
9 months in and this English copywriter in Korea thing is working out
I always believed in my ability to switch careers and had confidence that I'd make a good go of it. I couldn't have predicted that my transition to being an English copywriter in Korea would've gone so smoothly—or happened so quickly.