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I primarily offer writing services of interest to authors, though I am in the process of expanding my clientele in order to produce a greater variety of written content. After initial contact, your free consultation can take place via Skype, Google Hangout, or email. After discussing the type and scope of the writing you seek, I will then be able to estimate appropriate rates.
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My Writing Approach
I pride myself on writing meticulous and concise prose informed by a background in education, cognitive theory, and graduate study in rhetoric and composition. As co-organizer of the Boise chapter of the Nonfiction Authors Association and member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association (PNWA), I understand the particular challenges of being an authorpreneur.
Primary areas of expertise include writing, publishing, and education. Other areas of experience cover food, wine, travel, healthy living, and personal profiles. Additional topics entail product reviews, entertainment, blogging tips, and social media marketing. As a trained researcher, I can readily manage a variety of non-technical topics.
Biographies / About Page: This can range from an overview of approximately 500 words to an in-depth personal profile. The content will be shaped from author input and information gleaned from online sources and questions posed to the client. This includes two drafts with client feedback in between. Multiple bios may also be requested for placement in different contexts and for appeal to various audiences. All bios will be accompanied by a concise distillation of approximately 50-75 words. (Sample Coming Soon)
Blog Posts or General Web Page Content w/ Optional Images: My posts are written with SEO in mind, and each will be accompanied by a key phrase and applicable text tags in addition to the keyword being emphasized naturally within the text. The scope of the topic and desired length factors into an appropriate fee. Public domain images to accompany the post can be requested, which includes a link for credit, re-sizing, and attachment to the e-mailed post. (How to Maximize the Wine Bar Experience).
Book Club Discussion Questions: A set of discussion questions with suggested answers for use with book club groups. The questions will be written to encompass multiple levels of response and will draw upon my years of experience teaching and discussing literature with high school and college students. (Sample Coming Soon)
Jacket Copy: The book description includes two drafts with author feedback in between. Approximate length of 150-250 words. A list of 6-10 taglines can also be requested, as well as a 3-sentence summary of the story to be pitched at conferences, etc. HTML formatting also available upon request. (Book Description Samples)
Newsletters: Stay in touch with your mailing list by sending newsletters with informative and promotional content on a regular basis. Whether you need help setting up a list, customizing a letter template, or composing content and scheduling, I can help you achieve those goals via MailChimp. (Sample Coming Soon)
Press Releases: A statement written in AP style and prepared for media distribution to make an important announcement. Expect a few questions from me in order to establish the best news angle. This includes two drafts with client feedback in between. It does not include distribution of the press release to various news outlets, though a complementary list will be provided. (Press Release Sample).
Resume Assistance: Whether you need a quick proofread, or a complete overhaul on your resume and cover letter, I am here to help you get your job application materials in order for a reasonable hourly fee. I will research appropriate examples for your profession, and will be available for as many rounds of feedback as you request. (Sample Coming Soon).
Payments and Discounts
Payments: Once the perameters of the writing project are established, I will send an invoice via PayPal in US Dollars. In general, 50% of the fee is due upfront, with the other half due upon completion. Work will not be returned until payment has been received in full. Projects less than $100 must be paid in full before work can begin. Lengthy and complex writing projects will require a detailed contract.
- Rush Jobs: When scheduling allows, rush jobs can be arranged for an additional fee. Promotional discounts will not apply.
Discounts: Loyal customers always receive a 5% discount on any invoice over $200. Please subscribe to my monthly newsletter to receive the occasional promotional discount as well as valuable tips and resources that can’t be found on my blog.
Professional Experience and Client Testimonials
Please see my LinkedIn Profile for more recommendations. My biography also contains additional information related to my professional experience and educational background. Various client testimonials can also help further assure you of the quality of my work. I have released titles on Amazon and am currently writing my first novel which I intend to submit to literary agents.
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