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.
Could anything have been done to avoid the Itaewon tragedy on October 29, 2022?
On October 29 2022, over 150 people lost their lives in a crowd crush during Halloween celebrations in the Itaewon area of Seoul. Authorities claim nothing could've been done to prevent this tragedy, but a closer look suggests otherwise. What can we learn from this horrific tragedy.
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.
Can your team work from home? How to manage remote employees successfully
The COVID-19 pandemic forced many companies into working remotely from home. As the pandemic eases, not everyone is keen to return to in-person work all the time. Working remotely from home can be done successfully when teams approach it the right way.
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.
What’s my key to success as an English copywriter in Korea? In a word—momentum
Writing my first blog in a month after I decided to stop publishing weekly posts has been much tougher than I expected. Reflecting on why, I've realized why I value routine and streaks so much.
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.
Finally, one year on—how I got screwed out of my job and why I’m not bitter
Friends and family know that last year I lost my job of +17 years. But only a few people know the full story and all the details. As is often the case, those things that don't kill us make us stronger.
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.