35 min

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

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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.

Find out more about Steve:
His website: stevecolquhoun.com 
Connect with him on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/stevecolquhoun 
Read his ultimate guide to retainers on Rachel's List: www.rachelslist.com.au/blog/your-ultimate-guide-to-freelance-retainers 
But wait, that's not all!
Find out more about our upcoming conference, The Content Byte Summit
thecontentbytesummit.com.au and sign up for updates >> subscribepage.io/IIvLBD 
Find Rachel rachelsmith.com.au 
Find Lynne lynnetestoni.com 
Rachel's List rachelslist.com.au 
Thanks (as always) to our sponsors Rounded, an easy invoicing and accounting solution that helps freelancers run their businesses with confidence. Visit them here >> rounded.com.au 
Episode edited by Marker Creative Co www.markercreative.co 

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.

Find out more about Steve:
His website: stevecolquhoun.com 
Connect with him on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/stevecolquhoun 
Read his ultimate guide to retainers on Rachel's List: www.rachelslist.com.au/blog/your-ultimate-guide-to-freelance-retainers 
But wait, that's not all!
Find out more about our upcoming conference, The Content Byte Summit
thecontentbytesummit.com.au and sign up for updates >> subscribepage.io/IIvLBD 
Find Rachel rachelsmith.com.au 
Find Lynne lynnetestoni.com 
Rachel's List rachelslist.com.au 
Thanks (as always) to our sponsors Rounded, an easy invoicing and accounting solution that helps freelancers run their businesses with confidence. Visit them here >> rounded.com.au 
Episode edited by Marker Creative Co www.markercreative.co 

35 min