Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to hire you as a writer?
Short answer: It depends. I like to talk with you about your project first and get all the details. Then I provide a more accurate quote for your project(s), based on the amount of research, complexity, time it will take, recurrence, etc.
How long are your lead times?
Turnaround time on your project is based on a variety of factors, including how many other projects I currently have going and the scope of your project. I generally propose a deadline after our initial project call or email.
Do you work with a compliance team?
Sorry, no compliance team here. And every advisor or company I work with has its own set of rules or guidelines. But the good news is I know what compliance officers are looking for, so I keep them in mind as I’m writing. The best practice is to run copy through your broker-dealer or RIA compliance team before publication.
What are you like to work with?
My general approach to work is, “How can I make life easier for my clients?” Sometimes that means going out of my way to help with last-minute projects or tackle things that may be outside the typical definition of “content writing.” I see myself as an extension of your marketing team, ready to put your firm in the best light possible.
Can you help with SEO for my firm's website?
I’ll be frank: I’m not an expert at SEO. I have a great working knowledge of the basics, including title tags, meta descriptions, and keyword usage. But if you’re looking for someone to bang out bunches of keyword-heavy blog posts for SEO purposes, I’m probably not the right writer for you.
Why don't you have samples to look at on your site?
Most of my writing is done as a ghostwriter or consultant, so I don’t post samples online. If you’d like to see a portion of my portfolio, send me a message and I’m happy to send you links to a few of my past projects.
Do you ever write for businesses that aren't in the financial field?
Sometimes. The best part of being freelance is that I get to choose the industries I work with. Send me a message with more about your writing needs and let’s schedule a time to talk.
Do you design materials as well?
Trust me, you don’t want me to design your stuff. I know what looks good when I see it – but designing it from scratch is another story. But I DO have a few freelance designers in my network, and I’m always happy to make a connection.
Do you offer coaching for people who want to become better writers or freelancers?
Yes! I’m a big fan of giving back to people who are starting a new writing business or just want to learn how to communicate better in the workplace. Send me a message if you’re interested in coaching and we’ll schedule a time to discuss what you’d like to accomplish.
Do you ever outsource projects to other writers?
I don’t really outsource or hire subcontractors. But sometimes I get inquiries about projects that either aren’t a good fit for what I do or I don’t have time to accommodate. In those cases, I like to refer to other writers. Send me a message with the topics you like to write about and I’ll add you to my list!