Copywriting Fundamentals

Learn how to write stand-out copy that works

Level: Beginner
Instructor: Diana Aydin

Copywriting Fundamentals

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  • Self-paced instruction
  • 16 video lessons
  • 4.5 hours of content
  • Writing exercises
  • Led by an industry expert
  • Lifetime access
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Who Should Take This Course

Copywriters, Marketers, Sponsored Content Writers, PR Professionals

Skills You Will Learn

The characteristics of copy in different platforms and how to write for each—digital, print, outdoor, social and email

How to write compelling headlines, taglines and short-form copy

Three Cs of Copywriting—Clear, Consistent, Concise

10 winning techniques that the best copywriters use and how/when to use them

Grammar brush-up: using punctuation, sentence structure and word choice to your advantage

Create essentials of a brand identity for better copy: brand persona, voice and ideal customer audience

Collaborate with marketing and design for a successful project every time

Leverage your copywriting skills to advance your career

Why Take This Course

Good copy is the backbone of all effective communications—copywriters are the geniuses behind the headlines and social posts that get you to pause, read and take action. From social media to landing pages, pitches to sales emails, learn the foundations of crafting powerful copy that can be applied to all communication platforms.

This course will teach you how to develop and maintain an authentic brand voice that is the hallmark of good brand writing. Learn how to apply the mechanics of language to drive your audience to click, share and convert.

Session 1

Copywriting 101

  • Lesson 1: What is Copywriting, Anyway?
  • Lesson 2: Subheads & Subject Lines & Taglines, Oh My!
  • Lesson 3: The Real Estate of Copy
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Session 2

Session 2: Know Thy Audience

  • Lesson 1: The Basics of Branding
  • Lesson 2: Finding Your Brand Voice
  • Lesson 3: Winning Over Customers
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Session 3

The Art of Copywriting

  • Lesson 1: Clear, Consistent & Clean – The 3 C’s of Copy
  • Lesson 2: Hyphens, Hyperbole & The Power of Words
  • Lesson 3: Crafting Catchy Copy
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Session 4

Practical Tips & Tricks

  • Lesson 1: When Inspiration Strikes…or Doesn’t
  • Lesson 2: Test, Learn and Test Again!
  • Lesson 3: Success As a Copywriter
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About the Instructor

Diana Aydin

Diana Aydin is an Editor at Guideposts magazine, where she runs the inspirational blog Lunch-Break Miracles. Prior to that, she was a Senior Copywriter at Quidsi, an Amazon.com company, and wrote everything from stroller buying guides to humorous Facebook copy. In her spare time, Diana creates content for innovative startups and brands like Jet.com, Shutterstock, and Nanit. Her specialty is giving dull, dreary content a new lease on life. She has an M.A. in journalism from New York University, an M.A. in education from Columbia University’s Teachers College and a B.A. in history from Cornell University.