What are your rates?
I prefer to work for a flat project fee. That way you know exactly how much a project will cost, and I can focus on producing my best work instead of tracking time. After we establish the project’s scope (number of pages or approximate word count, number of interviews required, etc.), I’ll provide an estimate, and that’s how much I’ll bill UNLESS the scope changes significantly or you request more than my standard two rounds of revisions. If that happens, I’ll give you a heads-up beforehand. I sometimes work on an hourly basis for projects with less-defined scopes.
Do you offer design or photography services?
I stick with what I know best — wordsmithing. But I know many talented graphic designers, photographers and web developers, and I’m happy to provide referrals.
How does this usually work?
We’ll have a kick-off meeting or phone call so we can talk more about the project’s specifications, your audience, key messages and goals. I’ll request any background materials or names of people I should talk with to help me better understand the subject. Then I’ll get to work. My typical project fee includes background research, interviews, writing, two rounds of revisions, and final proofing of the project once in design. I’ll send my invoice after copy has been finalized, or four weeks after I submit initial copy if the review process is delayed on the client’s end. For larger projects over longer timelines, I may bill in installments.
How fast can you get this done?
That depends on your project and my workload. If it’s a simple project and everything moves smoothly, you might have copy in just a few days. Other, more complex projects might take weeks. We’ll agree on a timeline before we get started.
Other questions? Contact me.