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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I致e addressed two important questions elsewhere: Why hire a corporate writer and why hire me as a corporate writer. Here I値l address additional questions that you might have.

What are your fees?
How would we begin the project?
How would we work together?
What would your responsibilities be?
What would my responsibilities be?
Do you provide graphic design?
How much of my time would it take?
What if I知 not happy with the product?
How long will it take to get a finished product?
Do you have a cancellation policy?
Can you guarantee results?
What if I have other questions?

What are your fees?

I generally charge by the project, and that fee is determined after I clearly understand the scope of the project, my responsibilities, approximately how long it will take, and any other factors that would affect my work. Once I have that information, and before we begin the project, I will quote you a fee.

At times I work at an hourly rate. We can discuss which approach would be more appropriate for your project.

How would we begin the project?

We would discuss your purpose, your audience, your message, and the impact you want to have on your audience. We would talk about the approach, the voice, and other issues affecting the project. We would confirm content sources, timelines, fees, and payment schedule. After all this is settled, I would begin my work.

How would we work together?

I would produce a draft and send it to you for review. (For longer pieces, I might send you portions to review; we値l decide what痴 best up front.) You値l review, providing me specific feedback, and I値l revise, based on that feedback. Typically, it takes a few rounds before a piece is ready for the printer. If you would like, I can proof what comes back from the printer.

What would your responsibilities be?

I would be responsible for the entire project. If necessary, I would develop, or help develop, the project concept. I would also be responsible for

  • interviewing and transcribing;
  • researching;
  • writing the copy; and
  • revising.

In addition, we might include project management duties as part of my responsibilities. We can discuss this when we first talk about your project.

What would my responsibilities be?

You would be responsible for

  • communicating clearly with me regarding all aspects of the project (audience, purpose, desired impact, and so on);
  • providing me as much content and material as we agree is appropriate; and
  • reviewing all drafts of the project and providing me with useful feedback for revisions.

Though you are hiring me to write, you still need to be engaged in the process. We form a partnership with a common goal, and work together to reach that goal.

Do you provide graphic design?

If you need a graphic designer, I work with some excellent designers and can connect you with them. Their fees, of course, would be separate from mine.

How much of my time would it take?

That depends on whether you assign the oversight of the project to someone on your staff and on the scope and complexity of the project. Your time will be significantly less, of course, than if you undertook the project yourself. One of my goals is to take as little time as possible from you, while not sacrificing the quality of your project. You are, after all, the content expert; you will need to be involved.

What if I知 not happy with the product?

Then I will make you happy by revising.

How long will it take to get a finished product?

That depends on your schedule, my schedule, and the length and complexity of the project. Tell me your deadline and I値l tell you if I can make it. I知 pretty good at knowing how long a project will take葉hough variables that I can稚 control can enter in.

Do you have a cancellation policy?

If you decide to stop the project or hire a different writer, I would ask that you pay me for all services rendered to that point.

Can you guarantee results?

No (and I can稚 predict the stock market, either). But I can guarantee that you will receive high quality copy that will impact your audience.

What if I have other questions?

Then contact me. I am happy to answer any questions you have.