What do you charge for freelance copywriting?
I usually charge a daily/ hourly rate, though for bigger projects I will require a deposit. Since each project requires different skills, to offer an accurate quote, I’ll need to understand exactly what deliverables you’re after. However, for a feel of what to expect, I highly recommend checking out the ProCopywriters suggested rates.
What do you write about?
I mostly ghostwrite for the education and non-profit sectors, as well as a bit of travel writing. However, I love an interesting challenge and have written about everything from helicopters to haute couture. As long as I have an understanding of your audience, aims and some source material to work from we can agree an approach.
Are you a subject matter expert?
Though I’m experienced in the education and non-profit sectors (and therefore have a good understanding of how people in these sectors communicate) I’m not a subject matter expert. My skills lie in quickly getting to grips with complex content, interviewing subject matter experts and knowing the right questions to ask. This is how I bring a fresh eye to your communications, ensuring they’re free from fussy jargon and tired messaging. No gimmicks. Just clear, no-nonsense copy. This is why people work with me.
What do you need from me?
As a rule of thumb, the bare minimum I’ll need to know is:
- The deliverable, e.g. brochure, blog, article, etc.
- Project objectives
- Profile of your target audience
- Key messaging and unique selling point
- Tone of voice and style guide (if possible)
- Internal deadlines
- Source material to work from
What’s your availability like?
I’m the ‘go to guy’ for short notice projects. Chances are, I can start working right away (though as much notice as possible is great). If you need me for an extended period, I’m happy to accommodate if I can, depending on other bookings. Let’s chat.
Can you work on-site?
Being based in Berlin, it can be difficult to work on-site at short notice, but I’m happy to travel and meet you if we’re working together longer term. Despite having geographically dispersed clients, projects have never been hindered by communicating via email, phone and Skype.
Who have you worked with with?
I’ve interviewed CEOs, teachers, educational experts, MPs and MBEs. I’ve also collaborated with some of the best web developers, digital designers and project managers out there. Grasping these different disciplines and has come to flavour the way I write. I’ll ensure we get it right (I’m a bit of a perfectionist).
Anything else I should know?
Once we’ve agreed to work together, I’ll assume you’ve read my Services Supply Agreement. I’ll remind you about this before we go ahead, but it’s probably worth having a look now to make sure you’re happy!