English Korean city slogans are nothing new, though they do tend to change quite often. Unfortunately, they rarely change for the good. Check out this massive collection of English city slogans for cities in Korea, including links to the city sites and commentary on each slogan.
How a freelance copywriter and proofreader gets answers to tricky English grammar questions
Getting answers to tricky English grammar questions can be quite a challenge, even for me! See what tools and tricks I use to get to the bottom of things when Grammarly and simple Google searches don't cut it.
From EFL teacher to English copywriter and proofreader, two years on—what’s the verdict?
Has it already been more than two years since I left a 25+ year teaching career after being forced out of my university teaching position? Spoiler alert—it has! Find out how I'm doing in my new career, whether I have any regrets, and what the future holds.
6 reasons why error-free copy is always better than text full of mistakes
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.
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.
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.
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.
Certain your poor English won’t get your email flagged as spam? Guess again.
Getting people to open your emails is challenging. Once opened, the chances they'll click on your call to action (CTA) decrease with every red flag—from suspicious email addresses to poor grammar and punctuation.
My workspace may not be fancy, but it just got some upgrades
Usually content to make do with what I have, sometimes spending a few bucks to get the right tools isn't such a bad thing. A detailed look at my new wireless keyboard and mouse, and a new web browser.