WRITing

HOW MUCH DO you charge?

It depends on length, content, and complexity. I will quote you a fixed price.
My clients agree that I offer excellent value.

DO WE NEED TO MEET?

Probably not. Most of my work is done over the Internet, but if I need to travel—with your agreement of course—I will charge the costs back to you.

Is Your Writing of HIGH-QUALITY? 

I will write a small section of your document free of charge, to allow you to be the judge of that, and to give us a chance to work together.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

I will specify the estimated duration of the work when I submit the quotation. Rush work costs more.

WHAT REFERENCE STANDARDS DO YOU USE?

I use The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition and Garner's Modern American Usage. And I apply my own good judgment. I can comply with your organization's guidelines for style and branding.

CAN YOU DEAL WITH TECHNICAL MATERIAL?

I have worked on complex documents in technology, computer science, biotechnology, biological sciences, neuroscience, medicine, engineering, manufacturing, higher education, and startups. I'm a quick learner. 

HOW DO YOU RELATE TO AN ORGANIZATION?

I liaise with a single decision-maker, named in my contract, and never a committee. I welcome and depend on feedback, but the writing and editing process is my sole responsibility. Opening a document to additional editors can only result in a camel, when you need a thoroughbred stallion.

HOW can I find out more?

Please email or call me. We can discuss your needs, and I will check if I am available to do the work.

HOW DOes the work proceed?

I email you a written sample, a quotation, and a time estimate. The quotation will include a simple contract. I require a downpayment of 50 percent of the project price. Once you click the button on the quotation, I will send you an invoice for the downpayment. Paying it gets me started.

I send secure PDF files to you as the writing process proceeds. You respond to them, and when you are fully satisfied, I send you a final invoice for the remaining 50% of the writing charge. As soon as you pay it, I send you the complete file in Word (.docx) format.

As a one-man business, I do not offer credit, and my terms are immediate payment on receipt of invoice.