Meet a Freelance Writer
We caught up with Amy Birchall, who is a freelance content writer and Founder of Mint Content. She has worked in the industry since 2011 and is a former journalist. Amy’s speciality is in writing articles about business and technology. She has worked on publications such as The West Australian, Management Today, Intel, HP, Singtel and the Northern Territory Government.
What courses did you study to become a Writer? And tell us a bit about your current role?
What does a writer do on a day-to day basis?
A typical day is filled with writing, editing, briefing writers, making revisions to submitted work, sending proposals and invoicing clients. I like to start my working day early, around 6am. I live in Thailand, which is three hours behind my clients in Sydney and Canberra. It’s good to be online when they’re in the office.
I tackle my most challenging projects in the morning while my brain is fresh. I save the afternoons for administrative work. By 3pm I’m ready for the gym and a stretch, followed by a few hours working on personal projects before dinner.
What do you think are the skills a freelance writer should have?
What are the three things you absolutely love about your job?
What advice would you give students aspiring to work in the freelance writing industry?
What is next on your career horizon?
I’d like Mint Content to eventually become the content writing agency of choice for IT and technology companies in Australia. I’m also working on a couple of side projects, including a book about how to succeed as a freelance writer.
Thank You, Amy, for sharing your story with training.com.au