No ordinary writer
My name is Kate Truman and I’m a member of the Institute of Copywriters based in the UK. My writing is creative, engaging and compelling and sometimes (where appropriate) a little quirky.
As you’ll see below, I took a non-conventional route into writing, so if you want someone who can give you a track record of working for a big advertising agency, you’ll find hundreds of suitable candidates elsewhere. But if you want an authentic writer - with natural talent and genuine passion – step this way.
I love words – their sounds and patterns and rhythms – and their power to connect with and influence the reader. And it shows, both in my writing and my increasing numbers of satisfied clients.
A dishonest past life
I originally qulified as a lawyer and worked for several years both in private practice and in industry. What’s dishonest about that, you might think? Well, it took me 8 years to realise that I wasn’t being true to myself; that this really wasn’t my purpose in life.
Nevertheless, I did learn many skills as a lawyer that now help me as a writer: I understand the importance of clarity and structure; attention to detail and the power of persuasion are second nature to me; and I appreciate the need for creative, responsive and commercially viable solutions.
But I also know that, for me, writing is far more rewarding than law. I have never felt more motivated, focused and energised. And as a writer I concentrate on bringing out the positive aspects of my clients’ businesses.
In short, my work is fun!