How it works
If you haven’t worked with a copywriter before you might be wondering how it works and what to expect.
The following outlines how I usually work with clients, from the first point of contact all the way through to the end of the project. This makes sure we’re on the same page throughout. 🙂
Any questions, please just ask!
You think you might need a copywriter, but you want to find out a bit more before going ahead…things like what’s involved, how much it’s going to cost and how long it’ll take.
Please get in touch by email or via the contact form and I’ll be happy to help answer any questions you have. The more information about the project you can give me initially, the better. If I need any more information, I’ll ask when I respond.
I’ll respond to your email as soon as I can (usually within 24 hours).
Depending on the amount of information you’ve provided, I’ll ask a few questions to make sure I’ve got the main facts. Questions like:
- How many pages/words do you need?
- When’s the deadline?
- Do you have any existing content?
When I have all the facts, I’ll put together a project proposal and email it over.
It’ll detail everything you need to know about the project, including
- An overview of the project
- How the writing process will work
- The cost and payment terms
- Any other information relevant to the project
The level of detail will depend on the size of the project. For bigger projects, I ask for a 50% deposit upfront.
When the proposal has been accepted, I’ll arrange a phone call with you to take the full brief. The initial enquiry will have covered an overview of the project, but it won’t have gone in to detail, so this stage is really important as it gives me all the information I need to write effective copy – which is what it’s all about!
I’ll run through some questions which usually takes 30 minutes.
Leave it to me!
I’ll get on with any research I need to do and then it’s on to the first draft.
If it’s a big project I might send you a sample, so you can make sure you’re happy with the tone and style before I carry on with the rest of the project. For smaller projects, you can expect the first draft in full.
When the first draft is finished, I’ll email it over and ask for your feedback.
If you’ve asked for changes, I’ll update the copy to reflect your feedback and send the new version over.
Any final minor tweaks or changes that you’ve asked for will be made.
I’ll send you the final version and the project is signed off.
After payment has been made all rights to the copy are yours.