What's your process?
It's very straightforward:
4. I deliver your copy—as a Word attachment
time and within budget. Please submit payment within 15 days. I offer
unlimited rewrites for the first 30 days after I submit my final draft
to you to make sure you get exactly the words you want.
1. After you contact me, we'll talk—at no charge—about
the specifics of your project, including your audience, goals and
timeline. Then I'll email you my estimate.
2. Once you approve the estimate we’ll get started. Just so
you know, for projects over $500, I ask for a 50% deposit.
3. I do whatever research is necessary, including interviews, meetings
or background reading. Then it's time to sharpen my quill and start
How much do you charge?
In most cases I charge a per-project fee, but in
some cases a per-hour fee is more suitable. Once I understand the
scope of your needs, I'll be able to provide you with a precise estimate.
What's included with your
Writing, of course, but also research and concepting time. In addition,
the fee covers projects where I need to find photos or create an
HTML document. If you anticipate having to meet, I'll include that
time in the estimate as well.
What about deposits and payment terms?
Please submit payment within 15 days of receiving my invoice. For
projects over $500, I ask for 50% of the fee in advance. We can discuss
payment plans for larger projects. I will consider a lower rate for
Are revisions included?
I include unlimited revisions for the first 30 days after I submit
my final draft to you.
What if I significantly change the scope of the project?
If your project goes in a substantially different direction from
what we originally discussed, I'll send you a new estimate.
Do I get the rights to the materials you deliver?
Yes, as soon as final payment is received, you own the copyright.
I may want to use the material as part of my portfolio, so let me
know if you prefer that I don’t show your work.
Do you do graphic design?
Nope—just great copywriting! But I can point you to some excellent
graphic designers, if you don't have one already. Either way, I'll
coordinate with the designer to make sure that the copy and design
work are enhancing each other.