- What services are included in your quoted rate?
- Will you make revisions to a piece if I need some changes?
- What rights to a piece do you typically sell?
- Why do you typically sell exclusive electronic rights or first rights instead of all rights?
- Do you provide a contract?
- How do you send completed documents?
- Can I tell you when, where, or how to work?
- What are your working hours?
- How do you communicate with clients?
- What is your average E-mail response time?
- Call I call you to get in touch with you quicker?
- Why can’t I get in touch with you instantaneously?
- Can you include my links in guest posts that you submit to third-party sites?
- What if I have another question for you?
When you work with me, you get so much more than just some words on a page. See a list of services that I include with every project.
Absolutely. I want you to be 100% satisfied with the final piece. All of my pieces come with unlimited free rounds of minor revisions, so you’re thrilled with the final piece.
For blog posts and online articles, the default rights I grant for my blog posts and online articles are exclusive electronic rights. By paying for my piece, you purchase the exclusive right to publish the article electronically.
For print pieces, the default rights I grant are first rights. By paying for my piece, you purchase the right to be the first to publish that piece in the format specified in our contract (print, online, or both).
Additionally, unless we agree to a ghostwriting arrangement, my pieces are sold as bylined work. In other words, my name must appear as the author alongside my written piece.
When you purchase exclusive electronic rights or first rights, you do not purchase the copyright to the piece. Instead, I retain the copyright as the piece’s author.
My writing is specialized by niche, so I frequently write about certain topics. By retaining the copyright to my written pieces, I protect myself from inadvertently infringing on a copyright I’ve sold.
Worried about duplicate content and how it impacts your SEO? When you purchase exclusive electronic rights, no one else will have the right to publish that piece online. Your online content will be unique.
Still want to purchase additional rights? You can request them in my online questionnaire, and I’ll provide you with a quote.
Yes. All of the details of our project — including project scope, agreed-upon services, deadlines, payment details, and sale of rights — are included in our written agreement so that we both have a clearly defined plan for meeting your project’s goals.
I will send the completed project to you according to the format specified in our written agreement.
Typically, I send work as a Microsoft Word document or Google Doc. I can also paste into an E-mail, upload it to your project management system, or deliver the project to you in some other format of your choosing. Additionally, I offer the option of uploading the work directly to WordPress.
The entirety of our working arrangement is outlined in our written agreement. As I am working as a contractor and not an employee, I set my own work schedule and process. Any meetings that we agree to have in our written agreement or by mutual consent will be scheduled at times that work for both of us.
I typically work during standard business hours (Eastern Time) on Mondays through Thursdays.
I’m unavailable most U.S. holidays and take the occasional vacation or sick day. When I’m not in the office during my typical working hours, you’ll receive an automated out-of-office message informing you when I’ll be back.
I typically communicate electronically so that we both have a written record of each phase of our project. I use E-mail unless you prefer to use your project management software (Basecamp, Trello, etc.). When a conversation makes more sense than E-mail, we can schedule a phone meeting.
I am not available for Skype, video chat, or instant messaging.
If you’re a client with an active project, I’ll get back to you within one business day.
If you’re inquiring about starting a new project with me, I’ll get back to you within three business days to discuss your needs.
I’m happy to set up a phone meeting with you, but I’m not available for unscheduled calls.
If we have an active project, please contact me via our usual communication method or leave me a voicemail if you prefer. (My voicemail response time is the same as my E-mail response time.)
Your project is important and deserves my full attention. As a result, I don’t break my focus and stop working on it to respond instantaneously to an E-mail alert or ringing phone.
I believe that great content is tailored precisely to what you need for your business. Your project is unique, so I don’t offer one-size-fits-all packages or pricing. You share with me your vision, and I provide a totally customized proposal and quote.
Of course, giving you a meaningful quote requires me to get some information from you. There’s zero obligation on your end when you contact me, so click here to request a custom quote.
Our written agreement will contain the details of our agreed-upon payment schedule. That agreement will always include a down payment (typically 50% – 100% of the total project fee) due before work begins.
I invoice via FreshBooks, which allows you to make payments easily online.
No. I can not receive payment from you and submit a guest post that includes links to your website. (Read this article to learn why that process is detrimental to writers and even potentially illegal.)
Here’s what I can do however: I can ghostwrite an article that you submit to a third-party site as a guest post. In these cases, I strongly recommend that you establish an agreement with that site regarding placement of your links before hiring me as a ghostwriter. (Otherwise, it’s likely that you won’t be able to get your guest post published or it could be taken down for violations against the site’s contributor guidelines.)
If you’d like more information on my work process, please click here.
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