Frequently Asked Questions

Thanks for your interest in my copywriting services. If you need the skills of a reliable writer, I will not only meet, but exceed, your expectations. Let me tell you a little more about myself and answer some of the important questions you probably have.

What are your qualifications?
What kind of assignments do you handle?
What have others said about your writing abilities?
Why does your business card say "writing consultant"?
How much does it cost to hire you for a project?
How long will it take you to complete my project?
What happens if I want to revise the copy?
How do I order from you?
Terms

What are your qualifications?

I’m a pro at helping people produce business communication materials. I combine my extensive academic preparation—I have an M.A. in English composition and rhetoric—with my real world experience in marketing and corporate communications to help companies achieve their communication goals.

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What kind of assignments do you handle?

Any and every kind. I cover the full spectrum including brochures, press releases, feature articles, newsletters, direct mail, ads, business plans, books, booklets, instruction manuals, annual reports, case histories, catalogs, proposals, multimedia presentations, Web content, and more. I’ve written for everyone from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. See my client list. I also design and conduct seminars that teach participants how to improve their business writing skills.

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What have others said about your writing abilities?

My specialty is writing clear, persuasive copy about any subject, from the simple to the highly technical, as the testimonials in this Web site confirm.

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Why does your business card say "writing consultant"?

In addition to working as a writer and editor, I also work with my clients as a consultant, helping them with their unique needs, for example, launching a newsletter, critiquing copy, or teaching staff to improve business writing skills. My clients are pleased to get on-target advice that works—at an affordable price.

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How much does it cost to hire you for a project?

For any project, just tell me what you have in mind and I’ll quote you a price. Send me an e-mail.

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How long will it take you to complete my project?

The scope of the project determines the completion time. For example, it can take approximately two or three weeks to write a standard direct mail piece or brochure. That allows for time to polish, revise, and edit until you are happy with every word. Other more extensive projects, such as instruction manuals or books, take longer.

Sometimes you can’t wait that long. So if you need the job in a hurry, I can provide a rush service. Just tell me the date by which you need the copy. If I take the job, I guarantee it will be on your desk by that date—or sooner.

No matter what the date, the copy I submit will be right. You can depend on it.

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What happens if I want to revise copy?

Just tell me what the changes are, and I’ll make them—fast. There’s no additional charge for rewriting if the revisions are provided within 30 days of receipt of the copy and are not based on a change in the assignment after the copy has been submitted.

My clients are consistently pleased and enthusiastic about my work when they receive it. I know you will be, too.

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How do I order from you?

Putting me to work for you is easy. First, call me. We’ll discuss what type of project you have in mind. Send me the background materials. Then, put your mind at ease. Don’t worry about organizing anything. I’ll do that. Don’t worry about how to say what needs to be said. I’ll do that, too. Don’t worry about missing deadlines. I’ll be sure that doesn’t happen.

If you’d like to get together to go over the job in person, we can do that, too. I’d be delighted to meet with you, wherever and whenever you wish.

When you give me the go-ahead, I’ll write the assignment for you. You will receive the copy on or before the date you specify. And remember, it is guaranteed to please you.

I promise you’ll be delighted with the results!

P.S. If you have an immediate need, please call me at 262-236-0110, fax me at 262-236-0120, or send me an e-mail. There is no charge to discuss the job and receive a preliminary cost estimate. And, of course, there is no obligation to buy.

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Terms

  • Purchase order or letter of authorization. Required for all jobs. Writing fees for initial or larger projects are payable 50 percent in advance, balance on delivery.
  • Bid price in effect. Project cost bids are valid for up to 90 days from the date issued.
  • Expenses. Expenses including telephone calls, photocopies, mailing costs, and delivery services will be billed at actual cost in an itemized fashion and will be in addition to the project bid price.
  • Payment. Writing fees are payable upon delivery of manuscript. An invoice will be delivered upon completion of the first draft. Payment is due upon receipt.
  • Revisions and changes in project scope. On flat-fee projects, all revisions assigned within 30 days of receipt of copy are made free of charge unless the revision is based on a change in the assignment made after copy is submitted. Revisions after 30 days can be negotiated.

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