I’VE SPENT A LOT ON A GRAPHIC DESIGNER FOR MY WEBSITE.  WILL IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE IF I JUST WRITE THE CONTENT MYSELF?

Yes!  Unless you know you’re a skilled writer, please don’t do it. I offer you an objective opinion, trained and experienced writing and marketing direction, giving you the time to focus on what you do best. The right words are a long-term investment in business success.

WHAT DOES A PROFESSIONAL FREELANCE WRITER DO FOR ME?

Writing projects, from small to large—most any type of work involving words! I can start from scratch, or revise and enhance what you already have written. Plus, I offer guidance with company vision and marketing. It develops naturally as we work together on your goals for clear, concise written copy.

I can team with your graphic designer, marketing manager, SEO technical advisor, or refer you to those I work with on a regular basis.

Examples: content and copywriting for websites and promotional materials, newsletters, articles, ghost writing, speeches, bios, eulogies, proposals, columns, press releases, taglines, letters, etc.

WHY WILL I APPRECIATE AND FIND IT EASY TO WORK WITH JLD WRITES?

Integrity, dependability and accountability. I listen to you. I get the writing project done when you don’t have time—or when you just don’t want to! You will have time to focus on other essential aspects of business, and also have more time for your life away from the office.

Confidence, commitment and experience. Professional attitude and actions. Marketing copy/content is a theme-driven call to action that is relevant for your audience—appealing to what they need, while making it clear what you do for them. With your target audience always in mind, written content will complement your company graphics, branding and marketability, or spur you on to creating those.

Detailed and accurate. When needed, writing includes research, discussions and training, organization and format. Final copy is proofed, then proofed again!

Flexibility and frequent communication. I can do as much or as little as you need—project-to-project. My goal is to be a writer you can trust and depend upon, giving you opportunity to increase productivity and reach a broader audience. I welcome brainstorming suggestions and/or critique on a project.

Innovative, curious and intentional. I provide fresh ideas and objective opinion to bring your message to life and expand your client base. I view your business from the consumer’s perspective, providing written words that are the next best thing to talking with you personally.

I want you to be you! It’s important to be authentic. I tell your company story in your tone, always striving to reflect your style and language.

WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE WHAT YOU WRITE?

I take time to get to know about you, your business and style. Often the first draft is close to the mark, but I include two revisions and don’t allow writer’s ego to be a problem. I have a responsibility to offer sound advice, but must also be willing to let go of a well-written piece if a client wants if written differently.

DO YOU PROVIDE FREE CONSULTATION AND FEE QUOTE SO THAT I CAN FIND OUT IF COSTS ARE WITHIN MY BUDGET?

Absolutely. In fact I will have an introductory meeting, in person, on the phone, or through Skype, to learn more about what you need and if I’m the right person for the job. If so, I will give you a quote, by hours or by project. Also, we will discuss your timeline, the writing process and the completion date.

I honor my quote unless a client asks for more than we first agreed upon, then together we will discuss if the additional work is within the initial budget, or if there will be an increase. I communicate openly so we both understand the costs, and are in agreement.