Many people have similar questions when it comes to hiring a copywriter. I’ve answered some of the key ones for you here in my copywriting FAQs.
What does a professional copywriter do?
Have you seen Mad Men? Well, life as a copywriter isn’t quite like that. However, we do come up with the words and concepts for adverts.
Essentially, a professional copywriter writes copy and content for businesses and individuals looking to engage with an audience and/or sell their products or services.
What can you write?
I have over 15 years of experience writing all kinds of on and offline content. Things you might find me working on include blogs, articles, infographics, brochures, web copy, email newsletters, social media copy, copy decks, e-books, corporate docs, and more.
Who are you?
I’m Kerrie Brooks, a copywriter, content writer, copyeditor, and proofreader. If you’d like to know more about me and my professional background, check out my LinkedIn profile. You can also follow me on Instagram and Facebook.
Where are you located?
I work from my home office/kitchen bench/outdoor deck in Newcastle, NSW, Australia.
How much do you cost?
I don’t list set fees as every project is different. When you first get in touch and tell me what you need, I’ll send you through a quote. As I charge by the project and not by the hour, you can see upfront exactly what you’ll end up paying.
As a ballpark, a standard blog post (500-700 words) would cost approximately $300. For more rough prices, get in touch and ask me for my Rate Card.
Do we need to meet in person to discuss my project?
Thanks to the wonders of technology, I don’t generally need to meet up with my clients in person. An initial briefing followed by a phone call and/or email and a bit of back and forth usually does the trick.
I will send you a copywriting brief to fill out at the start to help me understand more about your business, your audience, and your goals. The more you give me, the better.
Can you write for my industry?
Yes, I can write copy for any type of business or industry. My writing style is clean, straightforward, and conversational, but I can adapt my tone and approach to suit you and your brand.
Over the past 15 years, I’ve written for a wide range of industries on a broad range of topics including finance, technology, fashion, health, travel, and health and wellbeing.
What if I want to make changes to the copy?
If you feel the copy doesn’t quite meet the brief or you’d like to make any changes, I’m more than happy to discuss your concerns and rework. My fees include up to two rounds of revision as well as proofreading.
I already have copy written, but it needs improving, can you help?
I sure can. I‘m an experienced copyeditor as well as a copywriter and content writer and can work my magic on all types of copy from blogs to web content to brochures. As well as checking things like grammar and spelling, I can also rework and restructure to improve the flow and readability.
How do I get started?