First Copywriting Job Twenty Years Ago

A homelessness charity I used to work for asked me to put together a flyer designed to attract potential volunteers. That was way back in 1998.

The idea was to recruit people with keen enough minds to interpret welfare law and help people in difficulty, at county court if necessary, with a variety of housing issues.

Given this was when the masses endured dial-up internet access, all I had to work with was coloured paper, Aldus Pagemaker 5, a photocopier and my brain.

Glad to say we got a good field of new volunteer legal advisers as a result.