Category Archives: Commercial Writing

Useful resources from Own-It for Creatives

In keeping with our New Year’s resolution in 2013, to organise more regular webinars and to give you access to IP training free of charge from the convenience of your computer we have an upcoming webinar today that aims to grapple with the issues to do with securing funding for your fashion business. If you can’t tune in, don’t worry, we will record all webinars and publish them in our know-how section. Listen to our latest podcasts on fashion contracts and fashion branding with our partner law firm, DLA Piper.

Having a strong online presence is crucial for any business, but even more so for anybody working in the creative industry, where your clients really want to see what you do. Therefore the upcoming Own-it workshop on legal issues to consider when planning your online marketing strategy should be high up on the agenda of all visual creators and designers.

We have just launched Own-it Direct an intellectual property advisory programme for University of the Arts London alumni, who want to start-up businesses or develop new products and services. They can apply for up to ten hours of IP advice from qualified solicitors. The scheme is open to SEED Fund and Start-Up loans applicants but the aim is to extend the programme to any start-up business or entrepreneur with a new product/service idea so if you’re not eligible this time stay tuned for future updates!

Own itI’ve been receiving information from Own-it right from when I started in business. It provides lots of useful help if you design, write or create on protecting your creations.


Here are a few of their latest resources:


Special Offer if you want to Write for a Living

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To coincide with the launch this week I’ve got profiles of people who have changed career to become writers and advice from professional writers on Family Friendly Working. Keep checking the blog, whether you want to become a writer of romantic novels or would like to know about writing good copy for websites.
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Just email your Amazon receipt to by midnight on the 31st of July and I’ll send you ‘Writing for a Living: 7 Steps to Your Writing Business’. This has additional tips and a straightforward guide to get YOU started with your own writing business.

New Books up on Amazon

Two of the books that I have written that are coming out this summer are now up on Amazon – Commercial Writing: How to Earn a Living as a Business Writer is out on 31 July and Insomnia – the Essential Guide on 1 August. Different publishers, hence the total lack of co-ordination on dates. Add in the fact that school will have broken up and there is a fair chance I will end up talking about the wrong book in any media interviews!