Cathy Erway on What It's Like to Work as an Advertising Copywriter

In Chapter 12 of 20 in her 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, author and food writer Cathy Erway answers "What Is It Like to Work as a Copywriter at an Advertising Agency?" Erway shares how she has worked in editorial advertising copywriting jobs since after graduating college. Working on product writing - product descriptions and web copy - provides her freelance creative writing work to complement food writing and freelance journalism pursuits.

Cathy Erway is an author, food writer, freelance copywriter, radio show host and teacher focused on healthy food advocacy. Her second book, "The Food of Taiwan: Recipes From the Beautiful Island" is a cookbook featuring Taiwanese recipes ranging from homestyle dishes to street food favorites. Her first book, "The Art of Eating In" developed from her blog "Not Eating Out in New York".  Erway earned a BA in creative writing from Emerson College.