My path to a career in copywriting had many stops along the way. I graduated university with a bachelor’s degree in writing and literature, naively thinking I’d bag a weekly column at Rolling Stone magazine and live my own version of Almost Famous.
Bright-eyed and brimming with enthusiasm, I moved to New York City in August 2001; one month before the city, country, and world changed forever. With the economy in shambles, every CV I sent out was followed by a thanks but no thanks. So after three years as the Chief Coffee Technician (Barista) at my local coffee shop (still one of the best jobs I’ve ever had), I decided to move to Paris and work with my father importing French wine to London hotels and restaurants (if you ever want a recommendation of a nice Bordeaux, I’m your man). I put my writing degree to good use writing copy for the website, brochure, event materials, everything basically.