Working Together

I’m so glad you’re thinking about working with me – I know I can help you to sort out your content.

Let’s go over the basics of working together, or you can get in touch right now!

Get in touch

Fill out my online form with the details of your project, and any other information you think might be useful.  Let me know of any special timeframes, the size of the project, and of course the best way to get in touch!

I’ll get back to you

I’ll do some basic research on your business, and get back to you within 24 hours.  If you provided me with detailed information on your project straight up, it’s possible I might be able to provide you with a quote immediately.  However, generally speaking I prefer to have a chat regardless – after all, I want to get to know you!

This is the point at which I will ask you for specific details such as how many pages of SEO website content you want, the size of the document and number of words you want proofread, or what the target audience of your social media campaign is.

The proposal

Once we’ve gone over the details, I’ll send you a quote.  This will outline the scope of work, timeframes, terms and conditions, and the total cost.  It will also note the anticipated starting date for your project.

You decide

If you’re happy with what I’ve proposed and you want to move forward – great!  Simply accept the quote by signing it and sending it back, or flick me an email saying “I agree – please proceed.”  At this point you will also need to arrange a 50% upfront payment on the project.  For any small jobs under $500, I will require full payment upfront.

Please keep in mind that if you take a while to accept the quote, other projects may sneak in before yours, and the start date may be delayed – as my mother would say: first in, best dressed!

Let’s hang out

Once I have received your go-ahead and initial payment, I will schedule your project in to be completed.  For proofreading, editing or small jobs, I may already have enough information to go on from our conversation.

However, ideally this would be a great time to catch up over coffee, or alternatively have a longer, more in-depth discussion over Skype or phone.  This is particularly important if the project is large, complex, or deals with technical jargon or specific procedures.

I do what I do

Once the agreed start date comes around, I will begin working on your project.  Sometimes I might start ahead of schedule, but that will depend on any other work I have going at the time.  I cannot guarantee that I will start your project early unless we have come to a separate agreement regarding urgent work.

Revisions

I include two revisions in all of my proposals for copywriting.  For small jobs, I will do the entire first draft and send it through to you straight up.  For larger or more complex work, I might send you a couple of pages as a starting point to make sure you’re happy with the direction I have taken.  If so, I’ll complete the rest of the draft and send it through as soon as it’s done.

This is review number one!

Final review

I’ll make any changes that you have noted during the first review and send back the second draft.  If you don’t require any further tweaks – fantastic!  If there are a couple of things that you would like altered, now is the time to let me know.  Any changes required after the second review will be charged at an hourly rate.

Final payment

Once any final amendments are made and you have given your approval, I will close the project.

If I don’t hear back from you within 10 days of sending you either draft, it is presumed that there are no amendments required, and that the work has been approved.  In this case, I will close the project and send your final invoice.  If you need more time to review, please let me know before the 10 day threshold and I will extend the timeframe.

Once full payment has been made, all intellectual property for the work that I have completed will pass to you.  Full details of the terms and conditions of copyright and payment terms will be outlined in the initial proposal.

Sounds good?  Great!  Let’s crack on, shall we?  Contact me via the online form and I’ll be in touch pronto!