You’re in Good Company…

Many creative people spend time early in their careers working as copywriters. Here’s a list of people you’ll recognize who worked as copywriters before achieving fame outside the DM world. One name that’s missing … Ben Franklin. Our new staff writer Guillermo just told me Old Ben started the first mail order catalog in 1770.

  • Sherwood Anderson, author
  • Augusten Burroughs, author
  • Helen Gurley Brown, former publisher and editor (Cosmopolitan)
  • Peter Carey, author
  • Gary Comer, founder of Lands' End
  • Bryce Courtenay, Australian Author
  • Don DeLillo, author
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald, author
  • Terry Gilliam, director and animator
  • Alec Guinness, actor
  • Dashiell Hammett, author
  • Hugh Hefner, publisher (Playboy)
  • Joseph Heller, author
  • Russell Hoban, author
  • Tim Kazurinsky, comedian
  • Rick Moranis, actor
  • Ogden Nash, poet
  • Bob Newhart, comedian and actor
  • Alan Parker, director
  • Steven Pressfield, author
  • Franc Roddam, director
  • Indra Sinha, translator and novelist
  • Salman Rushdie, author
  • Dorothy L. Sayers, author
  • Fay Weldon, author
  • Thom Jones, author

Source: Wikipedia

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Published: December 17, 2007

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