Q: What are your current rates?
My starting rate for new clients is $0.075/word. I offer a bulk discount rate of $0.065/word for larger orders and for clients who are wanting to have weekly content added such as news articles. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask about an order now or to tell me about what you’re looking for, and I’ll tell you what I will charge for your project.
Q: Do you have writing samples available?
I post regularly on this website about the industry. If you’d like examples of previous content I’ve written of certain types, I also have a page of samples targeting specific needs here.
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
I currently accept PayPal. I can use Skrill if needed, but I prefer not to. I am in the process of adding other payment methods.
Q: Do I have to pay upfront?
New clients may be asked to pay half of the estimated cost of their project upfront if the work is going to cost more than $200 total.
Clients who establish a prompt and reliable payment history do not have to pay upfront, and many of them pay on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis.
Q: Do you write all of the content, or do you have a team?
I write every bit of content that I provide. I have no writers working for me.
Q: What style guidelines do you use for your writing?
I typically write in the Associated Press style. However, I can accommodate most anything you’d prefer otherwise.
Q: How do you deliver content?
I typically deliver content via email in either .txt or .doc format depending on what the client asks for. Since I’ve been asked so many times, I’ll also say that I include no “smart quotes” or other weird symbols that will need to be edited out.
Q: Can you add content directly to a CMS?
I can add content directly to your CMS. I’ve worked with a large number of different content management systems including WordPress, django, Webmatic, custom CMS builds and more. There may be a fee to do so if this involves other work like gathering screenshots, extensive formatting, etc.
Q: What are your turnaround times?
This depends largely on the size of your project and which day of the week you’re speaking to me. However, if you have weekly news or other items that need to meet specific deadlines on a regular basis, we can build a schedule for that together.
Q: Can you write a sample article for me?
I do not write fresh content as a sample. However, if you are looking an example of a specific type of content that I have written that isn’t listed on my samples page, then feel free to contact me. I’ll be glad to dig up several examples of my work for you.
Q: Are you accepting other job offers?
I will consider job offers in this industry and related industries provided that they do not require me to move out of state (North Carolina, USA). I’m not interested in uprooting everything I have at this stage in my life. However, if you have an inquiry about a job offer, then feel free to contact me. Even if I’m not interested, I may be able to recommend someone qualified who is.
Q: Will you hire me to write for you?
Thank you for your interest, but I am not interested in hiring any writers at this point in time.
Q: I have a question that’s not listed.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments via email at email@example.com.