How do we start?
Work often begins with a kick-off conversation or an email exchange. Based on our meeting, I’ll create a path to success in the form of a proposal, which will include milestones, cost and a timeline.
How much does it cost?
Every project is different and I use a different fee structure depending on the job. While I offer a similar skill-set as a senior-level agency copywriter (I’ve been in that role many times) I won’t jack up the price due to high overhead since, as a freelancer, mine are low.
What makes you unique?
The combo of my long experience in the business world along with being a creative writer — a novelist, playwright and scriptwriter. I understand how to hold and move an audience. And, how to connect with them in the first place, whether it’s bunch of techie geeks, management types, an average Joe or Jane, or whomever.
How do you bill?
It’s either one of two ways: by an hourly rate or flat project fee. We’ll make that agreement. I generally will ask for half payment up front and the rest on delivery.
What’s the first step?
I have to understand your business and your goal for the project. Often, that starts with research and interviews. I’ll review your website and written and published materials and probably want to speak with you and members of your team. Great writing is pretty much a collaborative effort. The better the lines of communication, the better the results. The more I get to know your business, the less I need to ask questions.
How many revisions are included?
Usually a first draft and two revisions. After I send you my first draft, I’ll wait to get your corrections, feedback, and questions, and follow up with additional drafts, as needed. If there are many changes, we may need to discuss additional work, which would be billed at my hourly rate.
How long have you been doing this?
Like, forever. Well, since the 1990s.
Could I speak to your past clients as references?
Absolutely. I would be happy to set those up. There are quite a few recommendations on my LinkedIn profile. Be sure to scroll down a ways.
Can you improve our website, documents, or marketing materials?
Oh, yes. I can usually elevate the quality of most existing written communications. Many web pages and landing pages can benefit greatly from a fresh perspective.
Will you be able to work with our team?
Heck, yeah. I’ve worked with many, many creative, design and technical teams, in many industries, and plenty of vendors, too. I can even manage them if you need a point person or want to offload some responsibility. I’ve produced lots of successful websites from start to finish, managing everything.
Can you work for us consistently or full-time?
Hey, anything is possible
Can you design a website?
Sorry, can’t do that. But I can plan it out based on your requirements, write the copy and manage the designer. I can often make helpful suggestions to improve site architecture, graphic elements, etc., as well.
How do we start?
Send me work using the Contact form on this site. I look forward to hearing from you. I’ll get back to you within 1 business day.