How I work

 

 

Here’s everything you wanted to know before you start on your next writing project.

If you have not worked with a copywriter before, it is an easy, painless process.

The 7 Easy Steps 

Step 1.  Scope of Work (aka The Brief)

Here is where I learn about your project.  Don’t be shy.  I need to know:

  • Who are you?
  • What type of writing do you need – article, website, blog, white paper etc.
  • Who are you writing the document for?
  • What is the tone of the writing piece?  (academic, formal, informal, authoritative, friendly, fun…)

Step 2.  Proposal 

From all the information I gather, I will be able to provide a proposal that includes:

  • the details of the project,
  • price,
  • key deliverables 
  • expected completion date

 Step 3:  Deposit

No one likes not getting paid for their work.  So  once you have agreed to the cost and Terms & Conditions, I will send you an invoice for 50% of the total price (If the project value is below $500- then I charge 100% upfront)

Step 4: Magic Happens

Also known as…. When the writing starts.   

Well, it’s not really magic but in a wink of an eye, you will have your first draft of the copy.

Step 5:  Drafts

All projects will include two rounds of revisions (unless otherwise stated in the proposal). 

To keep the creative juices flowing and to keep the project on track.  I request that you send back any revisions within 14 days.  Sometimes life gets crazy – and if there are any problems you just have to drop me a line.

Step 6: Final Payment

When the job is complete, I will send you an invoice for the final amount.  Payment terms are 10 working days.  

You receive the full copyright and intellectual property rights for any work delivered when the final payment is received.  The copy is yours to use as you please.

Step 7:  Bliss

Now you are as happy as a clam. (for the record – I don’t know why clams are happy) I will ask you for a testimonial so that I can get more great clients like you.

Ready to Get Started?  All you need to do is click on the button below.  

 Cost

 

I believe it is best to give a personal proposal to clients to ensure that they get the best value for money.

Your detailed quote will include:

 

  • Briefing – whether we discuss the project by a 30 minute phone or Skype call (both free) 
  • Research– I pride myself on being an efficient researcher.  No topic is too difficult.
  • Copywriting– This is my favourite part when I take all the ideas and research and craft them into an amazing document.
  • Two Rounds of Revisions– All projects include two rounds of revisions.
  • Final Proofreading

I do offer discounts on packages.  Ask me about discounts on weekly or monthly blog packages.

FAQ

Questions, Questions, Questions.  

Here are some answers to questions.  Better yet, click that button below and I can answer your question personally!

Do I need a Copywriter?

Copywriting is the art and science of strategically delivering words that persuade people to take some form of action – whether it’s buying your product, visiting your website or reading your article.  Copywriters can write all sort of documents for you: brochures, websites, white papers, journal articles, case studies, blogs- if it is written a copywriter can help.

Who are you?

Glad you asked.  You can jump over to my About Me page to find out all the gos.

But in a nutshell:

I am Tammy Ellis, a Brisbane-based freelance copywriter & Scientific Communicator.

I have worked for the last 20 years writing copy and I finally decided to launch my own copywriting business CollaborWrite Creative.  

I have a BSc (hons) and Master’s Degree in Biochemistry (Queen’s University Canada) and a PhD in Natural Sciences from the University of Vienna.  My copywriting credentials (other the on-the-job hard yakka) are from the Australian Writer’s Centre.

 

Where do you hang your hat?

I am a global citizen – calling both Australia and Austria home!  I am currently based in Brisbane.  I work with clients all over Australia and the world!

Do you have experience writing about my topic ?

My background is as a researcher, so I am able to quickly learn new topics.    I have written about many different industries from health & medical research, nanotechnology, biofuel, pedagogy, history, to travel

Can I change the copy in the future?

Yes.  Once you pay the final invoice, you own all the copyright and intellectual property.  What this means is that you can modify, edit, turn the text upside down and backwards- if you please.

Do you offer discounts for bundles and packages?

Yes.  Just let me know what you need and I’ll let you know if I can offer a discount.

Wow- this sounds fantastic- How do I start?

Glad you asked! 

Just click here and fill out the short contact form with your details and I will get back to you in a flash.

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