What I do for a living often confuses people. Copywriting, copyright–one must have something to do with the other, right?
Let us consider these fine snipets from Wikipedia:
Copyright is a set of exclusive rights regulating the use of a particular expression of an idea or information. At its most general, it is literally “the right to copy” an original creation. In most cases, these rights are of limited duration. The symbol for copyright is ©, and in some jurisdictions may alternatively be written as either (c) or (C).
Copywriting is the process of writing the words that promote a person, business, opinion, or idea. It may be used as plain text, as a radio or television advertisement, or in a variety of other media. The main purpose of writing this marketing copy, or promotional text, is to persuade the listener or reader to act – to buy a product or subscribe to a certain viewpoint, for instance. […]
Copywriters can work for themselves as independent contractors…They may also work as employees within larger organizations, including advertising agencies, public relations firms, advertising departments within larger companies, TV or radio stations, newspapers and magazines.
Because the words sound alike, copywriters are sometimes confused with people who work in copyright law. The careers are unrelated.
That’ll be all. 🙂