Steve Colquhoun on working as a freelance journalist, copywriter and motoring writer

Steve Colquhoun on working as a freelance journalist, copywriter and motoring writer

Episode 1
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About this episode

This week, we’re chatting to Steve Colquhoun – a journo, editor and copywriter based in Geelong, Victoria. He started in media at the age of 17 after leaving school, cutting his teeth on mastheads such as The Age, Herald Sun and Cairns Post. He’s also worked extensively as a motoring journalist – and since going freelance in 2016 has met the content needs of a variety of clients including Mercedes-Benz, Deakin University and NAB.

We chat to Steve about…

+ what it’s really like writing about the world of fast cars

+ the challenges that come with having motoring as a niche

+ how he finds clients and what a typical week looks like

+ setting boundaries when mixing journalism work with content

+ how to write effective pitches that are more likely to get the green light

+ his top tips on carving out a successful freelance career.

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Rachel Smith

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Lynne Testoni

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