Civic House Coworking Studio profiles: Katie Paterson, Freelance Copywriter
The hot desk membership at Civic House Coworking Studio is delightfully varied, with people from a range of diverse job types and industry. Katie Paterson is currently the copywriter of our community and in our feature below, tells us about her work.
Can you tell us who you are and what you do?
I’m Katie and I’m a freelance copywriter and content writer from Glasgow.
What are the best bits about your job?
What I love most about being a freelance writer is the variety. My niche is technology, but within that I get to work with clients that span everything from AI, design and marketing through to sustainability and third sector. It’s a cliché, but you really do learn something totally new every day.
There’s a bit of panic among writers around AI right now. But (ironically) I’m researching and writing about artificial intelligence a lot, and I’m not too concerned. If anything, AI will only elevate the importance of a human touch when it comes to communication. The robots are simply raising the bar!
What attracted you to Civic House Coworking Studio space as a copywriter and how have you found it working here?
After spending months moving around soulless corporate co-working spaces as a copywriter, walking into the Civic House Coworking Studio was like a dream. There’s so much to love about this place: the people, the space, the food at Parveen’s downstairs. The culture is also really strong – there’s a real social consciousness here that you don’t see in other work spaces.
As a copywriter born and raised in Glasgow, we think you are very well placed to tell us where bookworms might like to investigate in the city! So, can you share some gems with us here at Civic House Coworking Studio?
Glasgow is a great city to dig around in if you like shopping for second-hand books. My favourite spots are Voltaire & Rousseau, Caledonia Books and Thistle Books (all about a minute walk from each other in the West End).
There are also some great literary events taking place around the city if you have a look around. I’m part of a Glasgow independent publisher called thi wurd that puts on events too. The focus is on emerging voices, but we’ve had readings from local legends like Alasdair Gray, James Kelman, Liz Lochead and Bernard McLaverty in the past.
Favourite spots or things to do in Glasgow?
My favourite way to spend a rainy afternoon (of which we have many!) is a solo trip to the Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT). If it’s dry, a wander round the Barras market.
Where can we find out more about you?
You can find me via my Linkedin or email me at hello[at]katiepaterson[dot]com