So you’d like some writing done. How does my process work, exactly?
Step 1: Getting in Touch
You contact me (via the contact form on my site or via email at email@example.com) and tell me a little about yourself, your company (if applicable), and your content needs. I’ll be back in touch as soon I’m able, usually within 24 hours.
Step 2: Clarifying Content Needs
I’ll review your information and ask specific questions about what you’re looking for in the content, such as what the piece is for (a client? A personal blog? A Facebook ad?) what word count you have in mind, when you need it by, and other information I’d need clarified. If you’d like to, we can hop on a call (Skype, Facetime, phone) to discuss.
Step 3: The Draft and Timeline
After we’re both clear on what you need, I construct a draft. Content writing projects assigned on or after Wednesday will be turned in the following week, while projects assigned on or before Monday can usually be completed by the end of that same week (Friday).
Copywriting projects typically take more time. Once I understand the details of the project, I can give you a more accurate timeline.
The timeline will be contingent on the scope of the project or your specified due date. To allow for the unforeseen circumstances that happen in life, I tell clients to expect their content writing piece within seven days unless I tell you otherwise.
Step 4: Review and Revisions
After editing and fact-checking my work and running it through the premium version of Grammarly to check for errors and readability, I’ll send the draft to you in a Word document (want it in something else? Just let me know) for you to review. I also use Hemingway Editor for certain projects.
Feedback is an important part of this process, so if you’re not happy with anything or want something changed, I want to know. Send me any revisions you have (these could be as simple as: “don’t like the tone” or “need this section removed”) to detailed notes within the document.
It’s up to you how involved you want to be in the feedback process. I understand you’re busy and if a few quick notes are all you can give, I can work with that!
However you want to provide feedback is completely fine with me. If it’s easier for you, we can even jump on a call to review the document together and I’ll make notes about what you want changed.
After this, I’ll revise the piece and send it back to you, usually within two days, depending upon the extent of the revisions needed.
If everything is good, yay!
Client happiness is my priority so I don’t charge for editing a piece. We’ll revise it as many times as we need to for you to be happy. The revisions process is included in my rate.
Step 5: Payment
For new clients, I typically charge 50% of the estimated cost upfront. You can send the amount via PayPal using my email address; we’ll discuss all this when you get in touch.
Upon receipt, I’ll get started on your project. At the end of the project, I’ll send you a detailed invoice with the remaining balance which you will have 30 days to pay.
For regular clients, I send a detailed invoice at the beginning of the new month for any work completed during the previous month. So, for example, an invoice for all work completed during the month of June would go out no later than July 5.
I ask that payment be completed within 30 days—your invoice will reflect the due date. How you’d like to pay is up to you. I accept check, direct bank transfer, and PayPal.
If your company has a specific policy in place regarding invoicing, I’m happy to abide by your requirements in my place of my own, just let me know!
Let’s Discuss Your Next Piece!
Have questions about my process or want to know more? You can find out more information about my ethics, rates, and even see live published samples of work I’ve completed. Or, if you’re ready to get in touch, simply contact me using the form below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!