QandA

How do we start?

Work begins with a kick-off conversation or email exchange. I’ll create milestones and a timeline and send you a cost estimate.

Are you less expensive than a marketing agency?

Yes. As an experienced freelancer, I offer a similar skill-set as a senior agency copywriter (I’ve been in that role many times) but I won’t jack up the price due to high overhead costs since, as a sole operator, mine are low.

What makes you unique?

Long experience in the business world, plus being a creative writer — a novelist, playwright and script analyst. My extensive creative skills and deep understanding of audience elevate quality.

How do you bill?

By hourly rate or flat project fee, depending on our agreement. Usually I’ll want half payment up front and the rest on delivery, standard practice for many writers.

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

Research and interviews. I’ll want to review your website and written and published materials and possibly speak with you and/or members of your team. Effective writing is a collaborative effort. The better the lines of communication, the better your results.

How many revisions are included in the price?

First draft and two revisions. I’ll get your corrections, feedback and questions on the first draft, following up with additional drafts as needed. If there are many changes, we’ll discuss additional drafts.

How long have you been doing this?

Since the early-’90s. Earlier, out of college, I was a software developer and an instructor. I have a B.S. in Biology.

Could I speak to past clients as references?

Sure. Just ask and I’ll set it up.

Can you update or improve our website, documents, or marketing materials?

Absolutely. I can elevate the quality of most existing written communications. Many web pages and brochures can benefit from a fresh perspective.

Can you work with our team?

Yes. I’ve worked with many creative, design and technical teams, and plenty of vendors, too. I can manage designers, writers, and developers if you need a point person or want to offload responsibility. I’ve produced many successful websites from start to finish.

Can you work for us consistently or full-time?

It’s possible.

Can you design a website?

No. But I can plan the site based on your requirements, write the copy and work with the site designer. I can make helpful suggestions to improve site architecture, graphic elements, etc., as well.

How do we get started?

Reach out to me anytime. I look forward to hearing from you. I’ll get back to you within 1 business day.  Contact