How do we start?
Fill out the Contact form or email me directly to tell me about your project. We’ll have a kick-off conversation (or email exchange) and then I’ll scope out the job, create a timeline and send you a cost estimate for approval. I’ll often ask for half payment up front and the rest on delivery, which is standard practice many contractors.
Are you more cost-effective than a marketing agency?
Yes. As an experienced freelancer, I offer a similar skill-set as a senior-level agency copywriter (in fact, I’ve been in that role plenty of times) but I won’t jack up the price due to high overhead costs since mind are low.
What makes you unique?
My long experience with many facets of the business world, plus being a creative writer — a novelist, playwright and script analyst, which means I bring an extensive set of creative skills to the table and deeper understanding of audience.
How do you bill?
Based on an hourly rate or flat project fee, depending on our agreement.
Once I sign on, what’s the first step?
After our kick-off conversation (or email exchange), I’ll go into research and interview mode. I’ll review all related written and published materials and speak with you and/or members of your team. Effective writing is usually a collaborative effort. The better the lines of communication, the better the results.
How many revisions are included in the price?
Three revisions. I’ll deliver a first draft and then get your corrections, feedback and questions, following up with additional drafts as needed. If there are many changes, we can discuss additional drafts. If it gets beyond a small amount of work, we’ll need to discuss going hourly until the job is finished.
How long have you been doing this?
Since the early-’90s. Earlier, just out of college, I had been a software developer and an instructor. I have a B.S. in Biology.
Could I speak to past clients as references?
Absolutely. Just ask and I’ll set those up.
Can you update or improve our website, documents, or marketing materials?
Yes. It’s rare that I can’t elevate the quality of existing written communications. I use the Track Changes feature of Word so you can see my edits. Many web pages and brochures can benefit from a fresh perspective.
Can you work with our team?
Yes. I’ve worked with dozens of creative, design and technical teams, and plenty of vendors. I can manage designers, writers, and developers if you need a point person or want to offload the responsibility. I’ve produced many highly successful websites from start to finish.
Can you work for us full-time?
Can you design a website?
No. But I can plan the site’s pages based on your requirements, write the copy and work closely with the website designer. I can make helpful suggestions to improve site architecture, graphic elements, etc., as well.
How do we get started?
Reach out to me by phone or email via the Contact page. I look forward to hearing from you. I’ll get back to you within 1 business day.