FAQ

Why hire an ethical freelance writer?

  • I’ll save you time.

I work fast. While I am writing, you can focus your team where they are needed, increasing productivity.

  • I’ll save you money.

Deliver a first rate project without worrying about salary, sick pay and benefits. Hire what you need, when you need it

  • I’ll bring a fresh perspective.

Boost your creative and strategic potential with innovative new ideas.

  • I’ll believe in you.

I am passionate about ethical organisations building a better world. Support a writer who supports you.

Does being ethical make you a better writer?

I’m not a great writer because I write for ethical organisations and individuals. I’m a great writer because I have developed my craft through experience and education in many fields. I have an Advanced Diploma in Health Science, a BA in International Relations and have written for individuals, small business, government bodies, newspapers, universities and charities. I even write creative fiction. I use my knowledge of narrative structure, sales, engagement/outreach, and technical writing to give your project the impact you desire.

Why the ethics? All that matters is sales.

I disagree. Unethical sales might generate revenue for a few people, but what about the worker who made it? What about the health effects of the materials used? What about the cost to the environment? There are many costs that are not accounted for by the original sale. There are many unethical organisations, products and ideas in our world that are popularised and legitimised through the power of words. Most of those words are written by copywriters. Words can make the world a better place or make it worse. I am here to even the playing field and help you promote your ethical message, product or service. Every success for you is a step towards a better world. Hire me and you’ll be collaborating with a writer who walks the walk.

How much do you charge?

I quote a fixed fee per project. Because no two jobs are the same, price is based on the brief provided and the specific requirements of each client. I customise each quote to give my clients exceptional value for money. I even offer discounts for charities and ethical start-ups. Drop me a line and inspire me with your project, I’ll get you a quote right away.

Can I hire you on a per day basis instead?

Yes, you can hire me per day. Get in touch with the details and I’ll let you know my availability.

Do I get a discount if I hire you for longer periods or on a retainer?

Yes, of course. Contact me with your requirements and we can discuss a price to meet your needs.

You’re in New Zealand, but I’m from nowhere near there. How can we work together?

It’s easy! Technology can bring us closer together. We can connect via Skype, phone and email to complete your project on time and on budget. We’ll also be cutting down on carbon emissions and saving on travel expenses. I love working on both local and international projects. Distance is no barrier for quality writing.

Can I hire you to work on-site?

Yes, if my schedule allows and you absolutely need me face-to-face for a project. All out of pocket travel and accommodation expenses will be charged and I offset my travel with carbon credits.

How long will it take?

My schedule is often booked out a week in advance. Contact me as soon as you can so I can set aside time for you. Turn around depends on the size and complexity of the project. After I receive your brief, I will quote the delivery time along with the fixed fee for the project.

How do we get started?

Get in touch and we can get the ball rolling. I’ll ask a bunch of questions about your project and prepare a quote. You’ll be amazed at the value for money and confirm you want to book me in before someone else snaps up my time. I’ll invoice you for a 50% deposit, collect as much information as I can to detail the brief, then draft your copy.

What if I need revisions?

I am happy to incorporate all reasonable revisions as part of my fixed price quote. It’s a natural part of the creative process to develop quality through revision. Reasonable revisions are changes consistent with the original brief and timeframe of the project. Significant revisions which change the scope of the original project will be charged at a renegotiated fee. I want your project to be a perfect fit and consistently work hard to deliver quality finished products.

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