"I Understand Your Bottom Line"
ABOUT MY RATES
Like a doctor or auto mechanic, I don’t always know what a job entails until I 'look under the hood.' So while I have made every effort to offer a bid that I feel is appropriate to the assignment, if there is a significant increase in work, a change in the scope from what was originally posted, or other unexpected 'surprises' that change the hours required, I reserve the right to discuss an amendment of terms.
I charge project, rather than hourly rates. The fee estimate you receive will be unique to the work you require. My quotes cover the creation of a first draft and one polishing revision.
It's unusual for me to need to do a third draft, so I negotiate those fees separately. (If the revision is modest, I may not charge at all.)
I request a 50% deposit when work begins. No copy can be released until the deposit is received. Final payment is due when the job is complete. In the unlikely event that the project is cancelled or terminated after a first draft is submitted, the deposit becomes a "kill fee" in payment for work performed in good faith.
BREACH OF CONTRACT
I expect to hear from you within 3-5 business days after receiving a draft. If I don’t hear from you, the balance of my fee is due 7 days after the draft is submitted, although changes to the document(s) may still be requested.
A communications breakdown, especially before final payment, is often the first sign that a project is in trouble. If a client ceases to communicate in a timely and professional manner and fails to respond to correspondence with 10 days, I view it as a material breach of this agreement.
Ready to begin? Contact me today and we can get the copywriting ball rolling.