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FAQ Freelance Writing & Consulting

   Helping organizations produce clear, effective communications

What is a freelance writer?

Freelance writers come in all shapes and sizes.  Many write for magazines, newspapers, and other print or web publications.  Others write books, short stories, and poetry.  Still others provide technical writing services such as software manuals, and many try to be all these things to all clients. 

A freelance commercial writer, copywriter, or business writer is a writer who specializes in providing quality writing services to businesses looking to improve their print or website copy (text).  That's what I do; business writing is my specialty. 

Freelance commercial writers write or edit lots of materials including:

  • Brochures
  • Sales Letters
  • Proposals
  • Analytical papers & business documents
  • Newsletters & e-zines
  • Website text
  • White papers
  • Resumes 
  • Speeches

What kind of services do you provide?

I’ve done all kinds of writing for many different types of businesses and individuals. I’ve written 50-word speaker biographies and
50,000 word analytical documents.

I’ve written and edited everything listed above under the “what is a freelance writer?” question.  You can find many examples of what I do on the pages of this website. Read some case studies or view my portfolio for more information.

What makes you different from all the other copywriters out there?

For one thing, I’ve got over 25 years of business experience. I’ve written dozens of proposals for all kinds of work, including some projects that I subsequently managed. I’ve managed international projects with teams of up to 80 people.

I’ve consulted with individuals, government agencies, non-profits, and multinational corporations. I’m a quick study with a good grasp of business issues, requirements, and priorities. And I’m a good listener, so I have access to lots of useful - and sometimes not so useful - information.

Unlike some writers, I don’t have an artist’s temperament. I’m creative, but I’m usually calm and easy to work with. I’ve dealt with clients who have yelled at me and  thrown things (though I’m not in the market for a lot of those!). I’ve worked successfully with strong and difficult personalities, and generally win them over with a combination of skill, tact, and valuable services.

For more about me, visit the About Joy page.

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“Joy’s greatest strength is an innate ability to write well.  She combines that with a strong understanding of the world of business and excellent listening skills.  To develop biographies for our new website, Joy interviewed our partners and made what they said come alive on paper.”

Nathan Teegarden
President, Dynimus Corporation
Denver, Colorado

 

Read more testimonials.

If you have any questions or would like to speak me about how I can help your organization, please contact me directly.

 

 

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How much will it cost me?

You guessed it - it depends. 

Frustrating though that may be, I can’t put prices on the website because every project is different, and prices vary accordingly.

I work on both a fixed fee basis or by the hour. You decide what works best for your needs. When we discuss your project, I’ll give you an idea of how much time it will take, or how much it will cost, or both.

I occasionally offer special packages for small businesses and discounts for non-profit organizations. 

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