5 Questions for Laura Jackel

With over eight years experience working in marketing, events and public relations Laura Jackel (pictured here with Toby) understands the importance of mastering the right words. She specialises in online and print copywriting including writing for corporate newsletters, brochures, advertisements, media releases, websites and magazines. She has had articles published in national and local Australian newspapers and magazines. Topics she has covered include; travel, gardening, childcare, health, architecture and relationships. Visit her website to read her articles

What was the last book you read?
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd – a nice easy read for the plane journey over from Sydney to London. I don’t get as much time to read anymore thanks to my 6 month old baby Toby!

Which book would you recommend to a younger version of you that hadn’t yet read it?
I loved 1984 by George Orwell – an absolute classic! I didn’t read it until I was in my late twenties and I couldn’t believe how relevant it still is today.

What was the first book you remember having a big impact on you as a child?
I couldn’t get enough of Roald Dahl’s books. I especially loved The Witches and The BFG.

What would be your dream writing job? You can go anywhere, meet anyone and write about anything.
I would love to be a freelance travel writer for Lonely Planet and be sent off on holiday to exotic destinations to explore and write reviews.

As a copywriter what is the strangest thing you have ever been asked to write about?
It isn’t really strange but the most challenging job I have had was writing website content for an aquatic engineering firm. I had to get to grips with a lot of terms and vocabulary that was new to me.

Laura will be appearing on the Working With Words panel at WORDfest on Tuesday April 5th.

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