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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Here are some of the questions that first-time clients ask about Jeffrey Bacon Writing Services. If you don’t see the answer to your question here, send me an email, and I’ll get back to you within one or two working days.
What will I do with your idea?
I will review your ideas and get back to you within two working days. If we look like a match, we’ll get working soon. Even if I don’t think that we’d be a match, I will send you my observations and best suggestion for finding the best solution for your writing needs.
If we look like a productive, mutually beneficial match, I’ll send you a “Draft Writing Project Proposal.” It’s a proposal for your review, comments, and suggestions. Once you have reviewed it and sent it back to me, I’ll make a final draft that serves as our “Writing Project / Contract Agreement.” Once we both sign it electronically and take care of any Retainer Agreements, I’ll get to work on turning your idea into writing, and you’ll get back to taking care of your business.
What’s the Audio Conference All About?
The audio conference will focus on getting the information that I need to put together a draft project outline and provide a quote of how much I think that the work will cost.
How Long Does the Audioconference Take?
I aim for a 15-minute audio conference, with each first-time client.
Why is the Audio Conference Recorded?
I record all audio conferences because it provides a written record of each conversation.
Can I Have Access to the Audio Conferences?
Yes. If you ask me to send you the audio conference recording, I will be glad to do so.
Do We Have to Work via Audio Conferences?
Of course not! I work well with written instructions as well. I collaborate every day with clients through purely written media, such as messengers and emails. I’m flexible and can find a way to use your preferred communication tools.
How Long Do Writing Projects Take?
Most writing projects take anywhere from a few days through a few months, depending upon the type and number of writing products clients request. Some projects involving a larger number of writing products can take many months or even years, and, for this type of project. If a client has an ongoing writing need we’ll set up a retainer agreement.
What Does a Writing Project Contain?
The writing project will contain
- a list of expected writing products and what each will contain
- a proposed agenda (or timeline)
- an itemized price quote, and
- any relevant details that we discussed during the audio conference.
You will receive a draft writing project within no more than two days after we talk via the audio conference unless we agree otherwise during the audio conference.
What’s a Retainer Agreement?
I use retainer agreements, or retainer fees when a client wants to pay upfront for copywriting. It may consist of a single advance payment or a recurring (monthly) payment.
Many clients like this option when they want me to work as an in-house writer. It offers several advantages to clients:
First, it helps reduce costs when a business has copy needs popping up regularly. Secondly, it can help spread the costs of larger projects over a longer period. This helps keep the budget predictable too.
Thirdly, ongoing collaboration provides lets me learn about your project and business. That means I improve my efficiency, and you, over time, spend less time getting your writer up to speed. It also allows us to monitor results and improve copy as we move forward.
Finally, working on a retainer builds our relationship as a team. So, I can collaborate on your content development strategy. Through the retainer agreement, our interaction becomes more like that of a team.