How I work
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 my copywriting process:
Step 1: Enquiry
When you first get in touch, I’ll ask a few questions about your business and the copywriting project you need help with.
Step 2: Proposal and quote
I’ll put together and email you a proposal. This’ll outline the project scope, timescales and costs. You’ll also find my T&Cs for you to check.
Step 3: Agreement and deposit
If you’re happy and want to go ahead, you’ll need to e-sign the proposal and pay a 50% deposit. (N.B. For small projects I may 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 Skype. I’ll ask lots of 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 materials and information I need to do the job.
Step 6: First draft and revisions
I’ll get cracking with a first draft and send this to you within the agreed timescales. You’ll then have the opportunity to come back to me with any minor edits you’d like.
Step 7: Second draft and revisions
If you’ve requested any revisions to the first draft, I’ll make the changes and send you a second draft. You’ll have another chance to request more small amends.
Step 8: Finished copy and 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 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 Harris, 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.