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Below are some of the most common inquiries that I receive:
How long will it take you to complete my project?
Each project’s complexities vary widely, requiring independent time considerations.
When discussing your creative needs, let me know your time constraints. I’ll use that as a firm limit as I develop your project timeline, which includes budgeting time for me to conceive, write, rewrite, and revise your copy. I pride myself on meeting any reasonable deadline, and I won’t commit to a project unless I know I can deliver it when promised.
What about revisions?
All projects include two rounds of revisions, assuming the project direction does not change. Additional revisions are billed at a fixed hourly rate.
How does a typical project unfold?
There is no typical project; some are 200-page books that require several months to complete, and others are 30-second television commercials, which can often be developed in a few days. Regardless of the complexity of your assignment, the overall process is similar:
(1) Initial consultation: If we’ve worked together before, the project orientation is often brief, as I’ll already be familiar with your corporate culture and approach.
If you’re a new client, I’ll gather background materials about your company, industry and client base, in an effort to understand the most appropriate voice and style for your project.
Tell me about any deadlines that need to be met, especially if this is a rush order.
(2) Proposal: Next, I’ll submit a detailed price quotation and project timeline with complete terms of a scope of work. In most instances, you can expect a detailed proposal delivered within 24 hours of our initial consultation.
(3) Development: I’ll spend the next period of time conceiving and developing your project, working and reworking a concept until it’s absolutely perfect. The first draft that I present to you will be polished and refined, and it will be delivered on or before your deadline.
(4) Final Product: I’ll work with you until you’re 100% pleased with your finished product. I handle revisions on a priority basis and frequently turn them around in a day or two.
How much will my project cost?
Each project’s complexities are unique, requiring independent cost considerations. I provide free, no-obligation price quotations that I’m happy to discuss.
For new clients, I require a deposit before beginning work on your project, with the balance due on completion.