During college, I spared my literature academic life with anything to do with music; theater group (Pagupon) and both on and off-stage activity. With the help of my theater friends, I entered the life of sound setup, exploration, and equalization and also event arrangement. Once, I was also given the opportunity to take part in role playing onstage. Noticing my skills in the field of sound, my friends (teachers) asked me to be the sound operator for Payung Teduh. I had carried that title for 2 years, more or less.
After graduating, just like other new graduates, I saw the reality that struck my idealism in college. Before, I had told my self that I would join the corporate world if I became a copywriter. Well, I really love wordplay. However, life isn't always straightforward.
As the reality kept facing me, in 2013, I joined PT Cipta Srigati Lestari (CSL) as Manager's Personal English Translator. (Un)fortunately, that only took place about 2 months. I was fired because the Head of the Human Resource told me that my skill was not too needed at that time. She said that the manager could handle all the paperwork translation by himself. I accepted that with a pinch of shock.
After almost 4 months of being an unemployed, I entered the world of journalism. I was assigned as a writer for Jax Magazine (3house). One of my old friend and co-worker there told me that to become a copywriter I must at least try to be a writer first. So, that's what I did. I struggled there and finally received an acknowledgement of being a good writer. However, once again, I was fired and still not because of my fault. The same reason appeared. I left 3house on mid April.
Fortunately, the universe answered my prayer. I was just 2 weeks away from becoming a real copywriter. PT Ansvia gave me the opportunity to become one although I applied there as a Content Writer. However, that place turned out to be a bit of a disappointment. Since the company had to shift its function, some divisions must be transferred to its sister company. And, the designated company didn't need a copywriter. So, I decided to leave in order to follow my dream (becoming a copywriter).
Then, the decision I made led me to Asatsu DK, a representative advertising agency from Japan. I'm currently hired as a 2-week freelance copywriter, handling print ads, tvcs, brochures, flyers, adlibs, and jingles for a motorcycle product. Hopefully, this place has more consideration to keep me. That way, I get to be one step closer to becoming a real copywriter. HOPEFULLY! *fingers crossed*