Meaningful copy takes time to craft well
Copywriting for the web requires research, planning and preparation. Before I begin writing for you, we sign off on the scope of work. The proposal outlines:
- The writing service you hire me to complete (one per quote).
- Expectations, both yours and mine.
- Any aspects I need from you, such as:
- Your needs and that of your target audience.
- Navigation structure (for website pages and linking).
- Your brand guidelines.
- Prewritten material.
- My deliverables, such as the number of words, due date, copyright transfer.
Your deposit confirms acceptance of the proposal, terms and conditions.
Scheduling of copywriting services
I can find a few extra hours in my hectic calendar for short jobs. I often work around-the-clock to suit my international clients. But anything that involves in-depth research or interactive multimedia requires time to prepare well.
Depending on the urgency of other jobs and my ongoing clients, I may need to schedule your request for a later date. This change will be reflected in my proposal. The time you take to respond to the proposal may sometimes push out the completion.
Waiting for client feedback can also impact delivery. However, I try to minimise delays with super friendly reminders. If you haven’t submitted your request for a free quote, get started now. I can always chat to you later about the details.
My work flow in seven easy steps
1. Request a quote.
If I need more information, I will contact you by email, phone or Skype to discuss your needs.
2. You receive my proposal.
The proposal outlines the scope of work. It also includes expectations, delivery time and cost.
3. Confirm your acceptance with an upfront payment.
For single orders, you make a 50% non-negotiable deposit within seven days of the quote. For monthly ongoing services, full payment is required upfront.
4. I start writing.
There maybe times where I will need feedback from you. This may vary turnaround times.
5. Revisions, revisions.
A clear scope at the start of the process limits misunderstandings. I offer a total of two free revisions after the first draft.
You review the work and sign off on the delivery. The proposal details the terms and conditions of our agreement.
7. Final payment.
For single orders, I will invoice you for the quoted amount less the deposit. My terms are seven days from delivery of the final revision.
Monthly ongoing blog packages
One month upfront payment required. Monthly deductions continue until cancelled. Payments can be cancelled at any time with the service ending at the end of the month. No refunds apply.
What comes after the copywriting services?
How you publish the work is up to you. Once you’ve paid for the content in full, you own the copyright.
Once all the ink has started to dry, I’ll touch base with you about the copywriting and service. All my clients have the option to feature on my website, provide feedback and testimonials.
Existing clients may benefit from a referral and a repeat business discount applied to hourly rates. (Conditions apply.)
Depending on your order, your content writing job may be formatted and packaged using:
- Microsoft Word.
- HTML in a text file.
- Acrobat reader DC.
- Added directly to your website content management system (CMS).
While, I prefer working with WordPress for content management, I am conversant in other platforms including:
- PHP Nuke.
- Tiki Wiki CMS.
If you have a WordPress website, I may suggest the use of plugins to spruce up your content. Any cost, implementation and risk remains your responsibility.
Chat to me for a more comprehensive discussion on WordPress copywriting services or publishing directly to your preferred CMS.
Multimedia and other gadgets
Images, videos and sounds sourced for your content are recommendations only. They may belong in the public domain or require a license. If you choose to use copyrighted images, always acquire permission and pay for any royalty-free stock photos that you display.