- nickusborne.comWeb copywriting, web content writing, author and coach., 1981 - present
I have been earning my living as a freelance writer, copywriter and speaker for over 30 years.
During those years I have worked as a freelance copywriter for Citibank, Apple, Chrysler, Franklin Mint, TV Guide, Diners Club International, J. Paul Getty Trust, MSN.com, Encyclopedia Britannica, New York Times, Reuters, WebEx, and many others.
As an expert on writing for the web, I have spoken at numerous conferences and have conducted in-house seminars and training sessions for many companies, including: Yahoo!, Intuit, Walt Disney Attractions, Association of American Publishers, Novartis Pharma, John Deere, National Cancer Institute and Merck & Co.
And I'm the author of ‘Net Words: Creating High-Impact Online Copy'. Published in 2001, it’s still a good and valuable read today.
In recent years I have morphed slowly from being a freelance writer and copywriter to becoming a teacher and coach.
Outside of my mainstream work, I also have a thing for coffee. Hence my site for coffee lovers, Coffee Detective. On the business side I offer coffee writing and consulting services through ZeroDecaf Marketing.
I live in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.