WHAT KIND OF WRITING DO YOU DO?
Any project that is copy-driven. I can write for your website, blog posts, articles, product descriptions, speeches, proposals, etc. As Your Own Writer, I can take the stress out of your day and do your writing for you which will allow you to do more of the things you enjoy.
WHAT ARE YOUR RATES?
I quote each job individually because every job is different. My rates are competitive within the industry. People often ask me my hourly rate and it’s a difficult question to answer because my quotes depend on what kind of writing, editing, or proofing I am doing. Similarly, if a client requires a quick turnaround time, that would affect the price as well. The best thing to do is let me know what it is you need and I will be able to give you a quote right away.
Remember, good copy won’t end up costing you money it will end up making you money by selling your services or product. Contact me now so I can get started writing great copy that sells for you.
HOW FAST CAN YOU GET A PROJECT DONE?
Even with several projects on the go at once, I usually have a fast turnaround time. That being said, it also depends on the project and the time needed to create amazing copy for you.
WHO ARE YOUR CURRENT CLIENTS?
My clients are typically website designers and marketing firms who subcontract their copywriting work to me. I also do a lot of work for companies that hire me directly to provide copy for their business.
I am currently working with an international client who has hired me to do everything from drafting business proposals to writing his personal emails as he endeavours to start a business here in Canada. I also have a ghostwriting project I’m working on and a large proofing project. That being said, these are mostly ongoing projects and my turnaround time for most new work is relatively fast.
HOW DO YOU SEND THE COPY BACK TO ME? IN WHAT FORM?
I’ll email your copy to you in an MS Word document.
DO YOU THINK COPY IS AS VALUABLE AS PHOTOS? DON’T PEOPLE REALLY JUST LOOK AT THE PICTURES AND THE HEADLINES ON A SITE OR ADVERTISEMENT?
Without great copy the message of the piece, despite great photos or taglines, will be lost.
HOW DO YOU WRITE ABOUT A BUSINESS OR FIELD THAT YOU AREN’T FAMILIAR WITH?
Whatever I don’t know I find out through research or having an interview with someone in that field. Given my experience, I have quite a few contacts from a variety of different fields of work. That, along with thoroughly enjoying the research process, I’m able to write about anything.
DO YOU WORK WITH CLIENTS OUTSIDE OF CANADA? WHY WOULD SOMEONE LIVING IN A DIFFERENT COUNTRY HIRE A WRITER IN CANADA?
Quite often someone outside of Canada, but doing business in Canada, will prefer to hire a Canadian writer. However, because everything can be done through email, Skype, and telephone calls, when someone searches for an experienced copywriter they may find someone they like that doesn’t necessarily live in the same area as they do. Given my international contacts and love of travel, I often have more international projects on the go than local.
CAN YOU HELP ME WITH THE DESIGN ASPECTS OF MY PROJECT TOO?
I would love to help you with any of the design aspects of your project. It’s always a good idea to get a second opinion on design and colour ideas and I enjoy when clients request this kind of input from me.
WHY SHOULD I HIRE YOU OVER ANOTHER COPYWRITER?
Aside from my years of education and experience writing, I’m also a diverse person who has had many interesting experiences throughout my life. In many ways, I have lived a less than ordinary life and this uniqueness adds a quality and fresh perspective which is reflected in my writing. Yes, I can write in any tone or style, however, what I write does stand out as being dynamic, interesting, and impressive regardless of whatever the given topic is I’m writing about. Similarly, I am an information junkie, I absolutely love researching and learning about many different things. An avid reader and traveller, my curiosity is such that I am continually adding new arsenal to my tool kit.
WILL YOU PROVIDE A QUOTE?
Absolutely. I will speak with you and get an understanding of what kind of writing or editing job it is. Once I have a good understanding of what you need, I will give you a quote and a time frame of the work needed and a proposed completion date.
My clients see the value they are getting for their money. In addition to great copy, clients appreciate the efficient and reliable service as well as the benefits of working with someone who is design, marketing, and business savvy.
HOW DO I PAY?
When we have agreed on the terms of the work, I collect 50% of the quoted amount to get started. Once there is an established working relationship I don’t need to collect the 50% upfront. I use Quickbooks for my invoicing so will just email you the invoice and, with the ease of a few clicks, you can pay however you like. Upon satisfactory completion of the project, I will invoice you for the remainder owing.
DO YOU MEET WITH YOUR COPYWRITING CLIENTS?
If a client is local and would like to meet that’s no problem, I’m always happy to meet with clients to discuss their projects. Typically though, I use email, Skype, and telephone conversations to interact with my clients.
DOES THE PRICE QUOTED INCLUDE EDITS IF I DON’T LIKE THE FIRST DRAFT?
Yes, any edits are included in the price, but, I am pretty good at getting it right the first time. If edits are needed that’s no problem, the first draft really gives me a clear idea of what exactly it is you want and helps me perfect the copy so that by the second draft it is good to go.
I’ve also had projects that changed from the ideas of the initial discussion to something different as the project went along. Sometimes the client changes their mind or perspective as the process unfolds and the required time may change. In the end, you want the best copy for your money and if the project changes along the way, I will let you know if there is any price variation given the new idea, length, or style of the job. The consultation in the beginning is also a very good way for you to bounce some ideas off me if you haven’t really decided exactly what it is you need, thereby, eliminating too many changes in the requirements of the copy along the way.
DO YOU WRITE COPY FOR SEO? (SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION)
Yes, any copy I write for websites has SEO in mind. Also, one of my favourite things to write is Meta Titles and Meta Descriptions.
CAN I SEND YOU SOMETHING I HAVE WRITTEN AND YOU JUST EDIT IT? DO YOU DO PROOFREADING WORK?
Absolutely, I would be happy to look over anything you are working on. Editing and proofreading is a service I provide and enjoy as well because it allows me a break from my computer and also offers me the opportunity to read and learn something new.
WHO OWNS THE COPY YOU WRITE FOR ME?
You own the copyright of any work I do for you and you can use it as you wish.