Posts by Jennifer Tate

How to survive everything happening at once

Last Wednesday, we moved house. Actually, that doesn’t really give the action much justice. Let me start again. Last Wednesday, we moved house and thanks to some renovation delays, the place resembled a building site. We didn’t have a kitchen sink for the first three days. And for a large part of the moving day,…

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Can your favourite music cure lockdown monotony?

In an attempt to shake up the relentless monotony of lockdown, I’ve been digging out and listening to some of my old albums. Hearing some of my favourite tracks that I’ve not heard for a while as I work has added a whole new dimension to being stuck in the house. And yes, I realise…

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My 10 favourite books of 2020

Not many great things came out of 2020, but there were a few. A Covid-19 vaccine was developed, Trump was voted out (not that he’s going away anytime soon) and the environment was finally given a bit of break thanks to less international travel and carbon emissions. On a personal level, some of the positives…

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3 vows for Lockdown 3 (and 2021 in general)

Happy New Year! Almost three months have passed since my last blog post entry and it feels like not much—yet, a lot—has happened in that time. To address the elephant in the room, I should mention that we’re two days into Lockdown 3. Essential shops are shut, schools are closed to all but key workers’…

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A dog is for life, not just for lockdown

So, we got a dog. Yes, we became one of those clichéd couples that got a dog during lockdown. But technically it’s not lockdown anymore—or is it? If it is, doesn’t this mean that lockdown will likely go on for months and years, rendering any major decision—house move, baby, puppy—in such a significant amount of…

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Celebrating one of my wonderful clients, TransferGo

Things are getting a little bleak again in the Covid/lockdown world, so I want to use this post as an opportunity to focus on something positive: one of my wonderful clients, TransferGo. TransferGo recently celebrated its 8th birthday and to mark the occasion, its 200 employees and various freelancers/contractors (that’s me) are currently awaiting something…

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Some of the things that keep me sane

Over the last few months, when social distancing has become the norm and tried and tested routines have been thrown out of the window, it’s become increasingly apparent that we all need some tools to help us get through the day—or on a heavier note, life. Where once we might organise a night with friends…

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6 truths about being a freelance copywriter

Ah, second post time. Here, we can get the ball rolling a little bit. With this post, I wanted to focus on business and share some truths about being a freelance copywriter. From my experience, anyway. Whether you’re wanting to get into freelance copywriting yourself or you’re generally just bored and/or a bit curious, here…

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Introducing… the Jennifer Tate Copywriting blog

A little announcement. Jennifer Tate Copywriting turned three last week. That’s right. Three! Yes, I know it’s not actually a living, breathing thing, and I’m not exactly on the front line, but this little business ticks me over and I’m quite proud of it. Anyway, with this minor milestone reached, I thought it was high…

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