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Frequently Asked Questions

GENERAL

Where are you located?
Do you write full time?
Who’s going to be working on my project?
Can I reach you outside of normal business hours?
Do you do research as well as writing?
Do you do SEO writing for the web?
Do you do web/graphic design as well as writing?
Are you willing to do ghostwriting?
I’d like to hire you. What happens now?
I have a project that needs to be finished in a hurry. Can you handle short deadlines?
I love the way you write, but I’m not a health practitioner. Would you consider doing work for me?
I have a question that isn’t answered here! What should I do?

FEES & FINANCES

What do you charge?
Do I have to pay in advance?
Do you charge for revisions?
I don’t like to send money online. Will you take a cheque?
I have another question about your rates. What should I do?

GENERAL


Where are you located?

I live in Toronto, Canada (EST time zone), but I’ve done writing work for clients all over the world—from the US to the UK and from Asia to Australia. One of the joys of freelance writing is that I get to work for international businesses without ever leaving my home office.

Do you write full time?

Yes! Writing is my career and my passion—so aside from walking the dog, you’ll find me in front of my computer for a substantial part of almost every day. As a result, I’m available far more consistently than a part-time freelancer would be, and I can devote my full attention to your business and your writing needs.

Who’s going to be working on my project?

Some freelance writers hire out work to subcontractors in order to complete more writing in less time. I’m not one of them! Every Natural Writer project is handled by me and only me. From the initial quote to the final revisions, I’ll be the only person reading your email queries, looking at your proprietary information, or drafting your content.

Can I reach you outside of normal business hours?

My “regular” business hours are quite flexible—so whether you live in a different time zone or work in a busy industry where it’s only convenient to call me after you close your doors for the day, I’m happy to make time to talk whenever is most convenient for you.

Do you do research as well as writing?

I’m willing to provide research as well as copywriting, or to use whatever materials you send me as the basis for your project. I do some reading and research for virtually every project I work on, in order to provide my clients with content that lives up to my standards and theirs.

Do you do SEO writing for the web?

I cut my freelancer “eyeteeth” on web writing, and I’m constantly immersed in SEO (Search Engine Optimization) tools, social media, and other online trends. I can also speak and translate marketing-ese! Let me know what you’re looking for in terms of your online presence and I’m happy to oblige.

Do you do web/graphic design as well as writing?

Unfortunately, web design isn’t one of my skills, but I can put you in touch with a web or graphic designer if you’re looking for one.

Are you willing to do ghostwriting?

Most of the work I do is, by definition, ghostwriting: I do the writing and your business gets the credit! I’m not looking for a byline, and I’m perfectly willing to ghostwrite websites, blogs, ebooks, magazine articles, and anything else you might want or need.

I’d like to hire you. What happens now?

You can either fill out my contact form on the right of this page, or contact me by email at victoria@thenaturalwriter.com

I reply to most messages within 24 hours, and I can generally tell you right away whether or not I’m a good fit for your project. If I think we’re a match, I’ll ask you a few questions and we’ll have a brief email conversation—or a phone call, if you prefer—to discuss the copywriting services you need, your business directions, and your goals.

Once I have an idea of the size, scope and direction of your project, I’ll provide you with a quote and a contract to sign. Our signed agreement and a deposit of 50% of your project’s estimated fee (or the entire fee, for small projects under $100) is all I need to start work on your website, newsletter, blog, article, or press release.

I have a project that needs to be finished in a hurry. Can you handle short deadlines?

I can’t promise anything until I know the size and scope of your project, but I’ll always do what I can to make time for urgent work. If you’re in a hurry, let me know right away! I take deadlines seriously, so I won’t take on your project unless I’m sure I can deliver what you want in the time frame you need.

I love the way you write, but I’m not a health practitioner. Would you consider doing work for me?

Try me! While holistic health is my home field, I’m open to doing writing for other industries and businesses. Once I have an idea of the direction of your project, I’ll let you know whether I can do justice to your needs.

I have a question that isn’t answered here! What should I do?

Contact me! You can use my contact form (on the right) or email victoria@thenaturalwriter.com

FEES & FINANCES


What do you charge?

My rates vary depending on the type of writing, and the scope and urgency of your project. Please see my policies for details or contact me for a quote.

Do I have to pay you in advance?

I require a 50% deposit after we’ve agreed on an estimate for your project, and the other 50% upon completion of your written content. For small projects quoted under $100, I require full payment in advance.

Do you charge for revisions?

That depends how extensive the revisions are. I’m almost always willing to do minor revisions for free, with more extensive revisions and rewrites charged at an hourly rate.

I don’t like to send money online. Will you take a cheque?

Absolutely! I usually receive money through Paypal, but if you’re not comfortable with that, I’m happy to accept a cheque (…or even a check, if you’re in the US!). Please note, though, that your project will be put on hold until the funds clear on your deposit.

I have another question about your rates. What should I do?

Contact me! You can use my contact form on the right, or email victoria@thenaturalwriter.com