Frequently Asked Questions
Who are you?
Where are you?
I’m located in the northern suburbs of beautiful Adelaide, South Australia.
What is copywriting?
Copywriting generally refers to the process of writing advertising and promotional materials. This can include brochures, billboards, websites, emails, advertisements, catalogs, product descriptions and much more.
What is SEO copywriting?
SEO copywriting stands for Search Engine Optimised copywriting.
It’s a specialised copywriting process for optimising your copy for a given keyword while still being engaging and interesting for the reader.
I'm not located near you, can you still help?
Most certainly. I work remotely with clients all over the world.
We can even have virtual meetings using video calls and screen sharing.
What about meeting face-to-face?
Generally I work remotely, as it’s faster and more cost effective for your projects. We can also organise video calls using Zoom for briefings and to go through the copy at each stage of the project.
However, if you would like to include in-person meetings, I am happy to travel. Just keep in mind this will incur extra costs.
What about confidentiality around your project?
I am a very ethical person so your secrets are safe with me.
However, if you require the extra assurance of a non-disclose agreement, I’m happy to sign one as well.
How much will my copy cost?
Because each project has it’s own unique set of challenges and requirements, I quote on a per-project basis.
To give you an idea about what I charge, please have a look at 3 example website copywriting packages I’ve prepared.
What does your price include?
I’ll provide you with a detailed estimate that outlines exactly what my cost includes.
I’ll break it down so you can see the cost of each individual item.
Basically, my end price includes everything I need to write your copy, plus meeting and chat time, research, writing time, amends and proofing.
How long will it take to write my copy?
This depends on how much you need written and how booked up I am. Once we agree on a cost for the job, I’ll provide clear deadlines for each stage.
Please get in touch and I’ll provide an indicative timeframe once we’ve discussed your job.
Do you require a deposit?
For a typical project, I ask for a 50% deposit upfront. If you have a large or multistage project, I’m happy to arrange a payment plan to correspond with project milestones. On Jobs less than $350, I will ask for payment upfront.
How many changes to the copy will I be able to make?
In total, you’ll receive 3 revisions of the copy. This gives you up to two opportunities to provide feedback for changes. Sometimes I’ll also send through small sections of copy or outlines (at no extra cost) for your approval to make sure we’re both on the same page. This saves time and makes less work for the revision stages.
If my project evolves, what happens to the price?
Yes, it can sometimes happen that as the creative juices are flowing, great ideas can happen. So if you would like some additional change outside the project scope, let me know as soon as possible and I’ll be happy to requote the price and advise of a revised timeline.
What information will you need from me?
The more information you can give me about your products, target, pain points and solutions, the better copy I can write for you. But we can talk more about this when we discuss your job.
Which industries do you work with?
I can work with most industires, however, I specialise in copy for the travel, automotive. technical and engineering industries.
Can you write a website that will get me on page one of Google?
Unfortunately, there’s more to reaching the first page of Google than just great copy. So while I don’t guarantee results, I’ll write great SEO optimised copy to give you a big helping hand at ranking highly for a keyword.
Will you write a free sample for me?
No, I don’t write free samples. But please have a look around my website. It’s a great example of what I can do. If you are after a certain style or tone of voice, please get in touch as I might be able to send you an example from some previous work.
What if I already have a rough draft and I just need help with copy editing?
I can help you with that also. Simply send through what you’ve written and I’ll work out a price for you.
Do you do keyword research?
I can do basic keyword research if required. But it’s normal for clients to provide me a list of keywords they have either researched themselves or have received from an SEO consultant.
Is copywriting anything to do with copyright?
No, copyright refers to legal ownership of a document and is not related to copywriting.
Will I own the copyright to the work you do for me?
As soon as I receive final payment, I’ll transfer the copyrights over to you. You’re then free to change, publish, or do whatever you wish with the copy.
When do I pay the final invoice?
For a typical project, I’ll send the final invoice along with the first draft. You will then have 14 days to pay the invoice. This is also the deadline for the final, proofread version of the copy to be finished.
If there are additional changes outside the scope during this time, you’ll receive another invoice after the additional work is complete.
Any work outside the original scope will be requoted and agreed upon with you before I start. There will be no nasty surprises at the end.
Have a project in mind?
Get in touch for your free, no obligation quote.