Ten years have now passed since the glorious revolution that delivered this writer to a life of liberty. If you'd asked me how long Copy Republic would last when I attended my first kick-off meeting as a freelancer at Eidos' Wimbledon HQ, I'm not sure I'd have predicted that kind of longevity. One thing I … Continue reading Copy Republic: A decade of freedom
Earlier this year, I was asked to contribute to the ProCopywriters blog. It was a privilege to be asked, given the respect I have for them. The ProCopywriters website offers amazing insight for aspiring and experienced writers alike, and a quick flick through their comprehensive blog has often helped me with freelance and writing dilemmas. … Continue reading My ProCopywriters blog contribution
It’s often struck us how frequently the terms 'video game writers' and 'writers for video games' are misinterpreted. “So you write the actual games?” is the stock response from those outside the industry (cue the look of disappointment on their faces when they discover otherwise!). However, as we've already observed on these pages, there also … Continue reading Writing for video games
With the vast majority of our clients coming from the video games sector, we thought it was a good time to pose a question that is – we hope – familiar to most decision-makers in the industry: how much value can a writer add to a game project? This is a wide-ranging discussion – wider, … Continue reading The importance of writers in video game creation
With the birthday celebrations slowly fading into memory, Copy Republic marches confidently into its second year of business (avoiding the patch of ice which has yet to melt on the front path). That’s right, believe it or not, it’s been over a year since I left EA's (admittedly benevolent) Empire and turned my beloved Republic … Continue reading Copy Republic is One!
Ever since firing the first shots in the Copy Revolution of 2007, it’s been my intention to start a blog, partly to highlight the progress of my new venture but also to “keep my eye in” between writing jobs. I guess the fact that I’m typing the first words almost thirteen months after founding Copy … Continue reading Vive la République!