9 easy steps to words that sparkle & sell
If you’ve never hired a freelance copywriter before, you may not know what to expect. And even if you have, we all do things slightly differently. So here’s a handy guide to how I usually work:
Step 1: Enquiry
When you first get in touch, I’ll ask a few questions about your business and what you need help with. I’ll also tell you a little more about myself and you can ask any questions you have too.
Step 2: Proposal
I’ll put together and email you a proposal. This’ll outline how I can help you, how much it’ll cost and what’s included. You’ll also find my T&Cs for you to check.
Step 3: Agreement & deposit
If you’re happy and want to go ahead, you’ll need to e-sign the proposal and pay a non-negotiable 50% deposit. (N.B. For small projects under £400 and all bundles, I ask for full payment upfront.)
Step 4: Brief
Once you’ve signed and paid, we’ll have an in-depth briefing call via phone or video. I’ll ask lots more questions to drill down into the nitty gritty of your business and project. The better I understand what you do and what you want, the better the copy you’ll get.
Step 5: Research
I’ll do any necessary background and competitor research. I’ll also ask you to send me any extra information I need to do the job.
Step 6: First draft & revisions
I’ll get cracking with a first draft and send this to you by an agreed date. You’ll then have the opportunity to come back to me with any minor edits you’d like.
Step 7: Second draft & revisions
If you’ve requested any revisions, I’ll make the changes and send you a second draft. You’ll have one more chance to request more small edits.
Step 8: Finished copy & final payment
I’ll send you your finished copy, along with a sign-off form for you to complete. I’ll also invoice you for any remaining balance. As soon as you’ve paid, the copyright transfers to you and the copy officially becomes yours to use as you wish.
Step 9: High fives!
We celebrate a successful project and look forward to working together again.
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Hello! I'm Lisa Rogers, a freelance copywriter in Hertfordshire.
I write words that sparkle and sell for businesses and charities across the UK. If you want clear, compelling copy for web and print, get in touch.