QandA

How do we start?

Work often begins with a kick-off conversation or 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?

Many factors figure into the estimate. I offer a similar skill-set as a senior-level agency copywriter (I’ve been in that role many times) but 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 and being a creative writer — a novelist, playwright and scriptwriter, which add power to my writing.

How do you bill?

Either by hourly rate or by a flat project fee, depending on our agreement. I’ll ask for half payment up front (usually) and the rest either at the 3/4 point or on delivery.

What’s the first step?

It’s critical that I understand your business and your goal for the project. Often, that means research and interviews. I’ll review your website and written and published materials and possibly want to speak with you and members of your team. Effective writing is often a collaborative effort. The better the communication, the better the results.

How many revisions are included?

A first draft and two revisions. After I submit to you my first draft, I’ll 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?

Since the 1990s. Earlier, out of college, I was a software developer and an instructor. I have a B.S. in Biology.

Could I speak to your past clients as references?

Absolutely. I can set those up.

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

Yes. I can elevate the quality of most existing written communications. Many web pages and brochures 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 even manage them if you need a point person or want to offload some responsibility. I’ve produced many successful websites from start to finish.

Can you work for us consistently or full-time?

Let’s talk. Anything is possible :)

Can you design a website?

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

How do we start?

Use the Contact form on this site. I look forward to hearing from you. I’ll get back to you within 1 business day.