Thirty-Four American Writers & Artists Inst.-Affiliated Copywriters Named the World's Best Due to Their Track Records and Passion for Educating New Writers

The Newly-Released List from Influential Industry Watcher Joseph Bushnell includes AWAI Co-Founders Katie Yeakle, Paul Hollingshead, Mark Ford, and Don Mahoney, as well contributors like Clayton Makepeace, Dan Kennedy, Bob Bly, John Forde, Will Newman, and Nick Usborne, among others.

Delray Beach, FL – October 7, 2013 – Joseph Bushnell, a well-known online business guru, recently listed the 182 copywriters and copywriting resources that have had the biggest impact on the industry, specifically online. Thirty-four writers affiliated with American Writers & Artists Institute, a company that specializes in teaching the art and science of copywriting through programs, special events, and more, received recognition.

On the list were copywriting legends Clayton Makepeace, Joe Sugarman, Mark Ford, Bob Bly, Ted Nicholas, Drayton Bird, Dan Kennedy, Bill Bonner, Herschell Gordon Lewis, and Richard Armstrong. They've been responsible for billions in sales and some of the industry's most effective copywriting methods, which they've passed on to American Writers & Artists Institute members through exclusive home-study programs and training sessions at the company's events. In many cases, they work exclusively with American Writers & Artists Institute to pass on their copywriting knowledge to the next generation of writers.

Copywriting is essentially advertising writing. Copy can be used in sales letters, brochures, TV infomercials, catalogs, and other print formats. But these days, a lot of copywriting is done online through sales pages, banner ads, video scripts, sales emails, social media, and more. It's an already large but still growing career opportunity for those interested in making money from writing.

Also included on the list were American Writers & Artists Institute Co-Founders Paul Hollingshead, Don Mahoney, and Katie Yeakle, who is also the current Executive Director. The trio was singled out for educating many of the other copywriters on the list in proven copywriting techniques through the many training programs it offers.

“It's a great honor to be included on this list among some of the true giants of copywriting. It's great to know that I and my fellow AWAI copywriters have been so influential in educating the next generation of writers. That's why we created AWAI and what we set out to do every day,” says Yeakle.

The other AWAI-affiliated honorees include scientist turned writer Will Newman, female market specialist Lorrie Morgan-Ferrero, copywriter and speaker Joshua Boswell, web writing and social media expert Nick Usborne, email copy specialist Jay White, web copywriter Steve Roller, health market copywriter Carline Anglade-Cole, technology market specialist Ed Gandia, cause marketing specialist Mindy McHorse, financial publishing expert Mike Palmer, content marketing expert Brian Clark, Business-to-Business writer Steve Slaunwhite, and financial copywriter John Forde.

The members of this group have all created successful copywriting careers from scratch, with many collaborating with American Writers & Artists Institute to speak at events like the company's FastTrack to Copywriting Success Bootcamp and Job Fair or create niche-specific programs. These programs teach writers the special skills they need to build their own high-paying careers in categories like Business-to-Business (B2B), financial, or health copywriting.

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About American Writers & Artists Institute
American Writers and Artists Institute (AWAI),, has been publishing direct-response copywriting and graphic design home-study programs since 1997. Their mission is to help people develop the critical skills to acquire financial security, independence and freedom. AWAI equips members with the tools and connections necessary to land clients, start working professionally, and earn money fast. And through their free site, businesses can find and hire skilled AWAI members quickly and easily. For a complete list of programs and more information about AWAI, please visit the site or call (866) 879-2924.

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Published: October 7, 2013