World Adventurer, Top Travel Writer
and Successful Copywriter
“For me, the writer’s life is all about having control over the way I spend my time. I wasn’t ever really good for anything but playing with words — and I genuinely enjoy writing — but I chaffed at the 60-70-hour weeks I was putting in managing a publication for meager pay and few perks. I found myself writing checks to copywriters for copy I’d largely rewritten and I thought, ‘I am on the wrong side of this transaction.’”
“So I quit and went freelance so I could charge those high fees myself … and work from home, travel when I feel like it, be around to see my kids grow up. It’s worked out swimmingly. It’s not that I don’t work hard. And some weeks I’m in the office long hours. But my office is 15 feet from my bedroom, I can throw laundry in the machine in the middle of the day, and I can make time to volunteer with the PTA. My life is my own and I get paid six figures to live it.”
JENNIFER STEVENS is a copywriter, author, and editor and the true embodiment of everything the writer’s life is about. Jennifer has gallivanted through 28 countries in Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia writing about the best locales for overseas travel, retirement, and investment. She’s the author of AWAI’s Ultimate Travel Writer’s Program and the Executive Editor and chief copywriter at International Living magazine. In past incarnations, she lived in Paris and wrote market research reports for the Foreign Commercial Service. And she spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer on a spit of sand between Madagascar and Mozambique. Today, she gets paid to write and travel from her home base in Colorado, where she lives with her husband and three boys.
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Jen Stevens Articles
- The Best Way to Launch a New Chapter in Your Life Where You’re Not at the Mercy of an Economic Downturn, a Crazy Boss, or a Job that’s Slowly Consuming Your Soul
- 14 Power-Packed Writing Styles and Techniques To Dramatically Improve Your Writing
- 4 Ways to Legally “Steal” Copy Ideas and Make Them Your Own
- How to Take Somebody Else's Good Idea and Make it Your Own — Legally
- 3 Quick-and-Easy Tips for Writing "Chatty" Copy
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