QandA

How do we start?

Fill out the contact form or email me directly. The process usually begins with a kick-off conversation to discuss the details of your project. I’ll scope out the requirements and create a timeline and cost estimate for you. When the work is completed, I’ll deliver it via email, posting, or other agreed-upon method.

As a freelancer, how do you stack up against a marketing agency?

I’m less expensive and offer a similar skill-set as a senior-level copywriter in an agency (in fact, I’ve worked as a senior-level agency copywriter).

What makes you different as a writer?

I’m a creative writer (a novelist and playwright) with many years of experience as a business writer, acquired over hundreds of engagements. That’s a unique combination—and an advantage to you. I bring powerful tools from the creative and performance arts, along with an understanding of business goals and processes.

How do you bill?

Either by the hour or a flat project fee, depending on our agreement.

Once I sign on, what’s the first step?

Most projects begin with research and interviews. I’ll want review your existing written materials and speak with you and/or members of your team. Successful work is always a collaborative effort. The more open the lines of communication are, the better the results, guaranteed.

Will you write many drafts?

My usual approach is to deliver a first draft and then review your corrections, feedback and questions, following that up with additional drafts as needed, until the job is completed.

How long have you been doing this?

I’ve been a professional writer for more than 25 years, since the early ’90s. Earlier, I was a software developer and instructor.

Could I speak to your clients as references?

Yes. Just ask and I’ll set it up.

Can you update or improve my existing website, documents, or marketing materials?

Usually, yes. I can elevate the quality of most written communications. I’ll use the Track Changes feature of Word so you can see my edits. Web pages and brochures can often benefit from a fresh perspective and new ideas.

Can you work with our team?

Absolutely. I integrate smoothly and easily with with creative, design and technical teams and vendors. In addition, I can manage website or graphic designers, writers, and developers, if desired. I’ve produced several websites from start to finish.

Can you work for us full-time?

Depending on my commitments at a given time, if the fit is right…

Can you design a website?

No. But I can plan the site pages based on your needs, write the copy and work closely with a website designer, so you don’t have to. If requested, I can make helpful suggestions regarding site architecture, graphic elements, etc., as well.

Do you offer a free initial consult?

Yes. Reach out to me by phone or email via the Contact page. I’ll get back to you within 1 business day.