My First Boss, Mr. Kennedy

At my first agency, Tardis Advertising, located in Portsmouth, New Hampsphire. I worked with a hilarious, quick-witted 65-year-old man named Tom. Everything he said was gold, so I created a Tumblr in his honor. He was touched. Check it out here.


A Cover Letter I Wrote to a Design Agency

Hello —-,
My name is Julia, but everyone calls me Jules. I happen to be in the market for a copywriter position. I noticed that you don’t employ any full-on copywriters at the moment. I think it’s time for a change. A dedicated writer on staff is essential. Did I just write essential? That’s cliche. Let’s say invaluable. That’s slightly less cliche. Necessary? That’s just correct. A dedicated writer on staff is necessary. Your designs have sight down, no doubt. Now let’s give them a voice with some extra soul. Jimmy Brown style.
You’re probably thinking, “Well what you makes YOU so great, you cocky creature?” Here goes: I majored in English at the University of Toronto. Nope, not Canadian, just international like the House of Pancakes. Moved back to the states after graduation and worked at a small ad agency in New Hampshire for a while. I was also a writer and editor for a dope tech blog called
In 2014, I needed a shakeup. That’s when I moved to Chicago (knew not one soul and didn’t have a job lined up; it’s worked out though). Ever since, I’ve been working in agency account management with a bit of freelance copywriting on the side. In my spare time, I perform improv and write comedy.
Let’s face it, my talents are wasted in account management. I love working with people which has kept me going, but my soul craves creativity. At my current job as an Account Coordinator, I gaze longingly at the creative department, willing them to gaze back and invite me into their club with open arms. They don’t. And the department doesn’t need writers anyway, so it’s all just one big fantasy in my head.
All this is to say, I’m looking for a creative place for my creative writing talents. —–, will you accept this rose?
Kindest regards,