10 simple steps to words that sparkle and sell
Wondering how this freelance copywriter works? Here’s a handy step-by-step guide to my process:
Step 1: Enquiry
You get in touch to let me know you’re interested in working together.
Step 2: Discovery Call
We book a time for a free Discovery Call (20 minutes) via phone or Zoom. During this call, I’ll ask for some basic info about your business, project and timescales. I’ll also tell you a little more about how I work and answer any questions you have.
Step 3: Proposal
If I think I’m the right fit for your project, I’ll put together and email you a no-obligation proposal after the Discovery Call. This’ll outline how I can help you, how much it’ll cost and all the inclusions. You’ll also find my T&Cs for you to check.
Step 4: Agreement & deposit
If you want to go ahead and book me, you’ll need to e-sign the proposal and pay a non-negotiable 50% deposit. This locks your project into my diary. (N.B. For small projects under £400 and all bundles, I ask for full payment upfront.)
Step 5: Briefing Call
After you’ve paid the deposit, we’ll arrange a Briefing Call (60 minutes) so we can get deep into the nitty gritty of your business and project. The better I understand what you do and what you want, the better the copy I’ll write. But don’t worry: I’ll send you the questions in advance so you can prepare.
Step 6: Extra research
Once the brief is complete, I’ll do any necessary background, competitor and/or keyword research. I’ll also ask you to send me any extra info I need to do the job.
Step 7: First draft & revision round #1
I’ll get cracking with a first draft and send this to you by an agreed date. You’ll then have 14 days to request any revisions (minor edits).
Step 8 : Second draft & revision round #2
I’ll make your requested changes and send you a second draft. You’ll have another 14 days to ask for any final revisions so we can get the copy spot on.
Step 9: 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, payable within 14 days. As soon as you’ve paid, the copyright transfers to you and the work officially becomes yours to use as you wish.
Step 10: High fives!
We celebrate a successful project and look forward to working together again.