& the Professions
- When you call me
for an estimate, I ask a number of questions to help clarify what you
want and who your target readers are.
- I review your
background material: rough drafts, outlines, previously published
material, ads, manuals, what the competition is doing, etc. I'll get
back to you with my questions right away.
- I provide you with
a written estimate based on my hourly rate.
long will it take?
Generally I prefer a two-to-three week deadline,
much longer for book-length projects. This gives me time to draft,
edit, revise, and polish the copy…and then set it aside for
a day or two to give it a final review. However, there will be times
when you need the copy yesterday. Because I don't take on more work
than I can handle, you will have the
copy on or before your deadline—guaranteed.
if I ask for changes in the copy?
My hourly rate applies to all revisions
the exception of explicitly designated flat-fee quotes, which include
one revision provided: (1) the revision is requested
within two weeks of the client's receipt of copy, and (2) the revision
does not constitute a change in the original assignment.
you manage my whole project?
I can manage a project start-to-finish for clients inexperienced in
dealing with printing firms, graphic designers, web designers, and
other specialized communications vendors.
you write our web pages? Design brochures? Ads?
I write web pages, but I don't code
you need a good web designer, I will refer you to some. As for printed
material such as brochures, I'm a writer, not a designer. If you need
anything beyond a basic trifold, I'll be happy to work with you on
obtaining bids from graphic designers, desktop publishers, and
printers—whatever your project needs to succeed.