What can I expect working with you?
I have a 5-step process, beginning with step zero.
Step 0 – We’ll discuss your requirements and expectations. This could take place in person, over the phone, Skype, or Facetime. I’ll ask about your product, what services you’re interested in, and what resources you have available for the project. I may have suggestions for you based on my past experience. And, of course, you can ask me any questions that you have. If we decide to work together, I’ll respond with a quote and project plan. There’s never any charge for this consultation.
Step 1 – We’ll fill out a Creative Brief together to be sure I have all the necessary information. Then I’ll research your product, interview your SME’s, and integrate any other resources you have. My goal is to completely understand your product and your promise before writing anything. When completed, I’ll provide a summary that describes my findings, including one or more proposals regarding the content.
Step 2 – Based on the results of step 1, I’ll create the actual content and deliver it within the time frame we’ve agreed to.
Step 3 – You now have the first draft of your copy. This is your chance to review it and request any changes. I expect we’ll move on to step 4.
Step 4 – Based on your review, I’ll revise the copy. I want you to be completely satisfied. We may do up to three revisions to ensure top quality.
What kind of results can I expect?
I spent a long time in the corporate world building up a reputation for professionalism. I expect no less from myself as a freelancer. You can expect that I’ll deliver best quality results on time.
What are your rates?
That depends on the scope of the work you ask me to do. We’ll determine this together as part of step zero of my five-step process. You’ll know the exact cost before we start, and rest assured I won’t “pad” the copy for extra per-word fees.
What kind of turnaround time can I expect?
Again, that depends on the scope of the work. We may decide to break up larger projects into smaller chunks, with deliverable dates scheduled based on your publishing calendar. In any case, this will all be detailed in the project plan.
I have a tight deadline to meet. Can you start my project right away?
That may be possible, depending on my current workload. I won’t take on any work that endangers my current schedule. And, I won’t take on any work unless I’m confident that I can meet the deadline.
What do your fees include?
My fees include all research, content creation, and any necessary revisions. This will all be detailed in the project plan.
How much money is due up front?
I require 50% of the fee up front before beginning step 1 of my five-step process.