Copywriting FAQs

How much do you charge?

As every project is different I don’t have a copywriting rate card. I quote on a project-by-project basis.  More about fees and rates

Do you offer any discounts?

Yes, I offer a percentage discount to local charities, not-for-profit organisations and small independent businesses.

How do I get a quote for a project?

You can either call me to discuss your project, or email me a project outline that tells me:

  • what it is you need written
  • how long you need it to be
  • when you need it done by
  • what you need it to achieve
  • who your target audience is.

I’ll then give you a call to discuss your requirements and get back to you with a project proposal and quote, usually within 48 hours. Less if it’s a small project.

What does the price you quote me include and exclude?

For most projects that I do, fees are  fixed, so you know the full price for the project up front.

This price will include:

  • an initial briefing meeting or workshop (if one is necessary)
  • a first draft and two rounds of revisions.

This fee does not include out-of-pocket travel expenses for travel beyond Brighton & Hove (including 20-mile radius) or London (Zone 1-6) after that initial meeting.

Any extra work on the project, resulting from a change in the agreed project brief, may incur an additional charge. This will be made on an hourly rate, agreed at the start of the project.

I’m happy with your quote, what needs to happen to start the project?

You’ll need to email me to confirm that you are happy with the proposal and want to start the project.

I’ll need any of the following, if you have them:

  • your organisation’s brand and style guidelines
  • a list of your competitors
  • any relevant user or market research
  • user journeys or personas  (for digital projects)
  • any keyword research (for search engine optimisation)
  • any existing content or marketing materials you have.

Can you turn projects around on the same day?

Unless you’ve booked the work in advance I’m afraid I can’t turn it around on the same day. If it’s small I can usually get it done within 48 hours.

Can you work for me at my offices?

If you’re in Sussex or London then I may be able to work at your office, depending on how many days a week you need me.

How long will it take to complete my copywriting project?

Unfortunately I honestly can’t tell you before I have the details of your project. However, as soon as I do have them I will be able to give you an estimated completion date.

Please bear in mind that any writing project requires some to-ing and fro-ing between the writer and the client. So your available time will also be a key factor in working out the final delivery date.

What can you write about?

Given a little time for research I can write about anything. There are certain areas of which I have a degree of pre-existing knowledge from personal interest or previous jobs. A brief version of this varied list includes:

  • Public health
  • The higher education sector in the UK
  • The regulation of the health professions
  • Sports and remedial massage
  • Gardening and landscaping
  • Web design and development
  • Software development
  • Teaching English as a foreign language
  • Knitting, crochet and other crafts
  • Food – growing, cooking and baking

Is there anything else important that I need to know?

Yes! Please read the terms and conditions. They contain all other important information as well as that seldom-read small print.