Just the ‘FAQs’ about working with me.
(Have a Q you want to A? Send it along – I’ll respond personally and add it to this page!)
Q: What kind of content will you write?
A: Blog posts, press releases, newsletters, e-mails (campaigns, launches, special offers, daily/weekly/monthly messages, auto-responders), event/service/product descriptions and ads, case studies, taglines, social posts, one-sheets and media kits. Those are my specialties.
Q: What don’t you write?
A: Websites or sales pages. I don’t write these from scratch, but I *will* revise what you have to make it more effective. Or, I can refer you to some of my uber-talented colleagues who specialize in writing that stuff.
Q: I noticed in your bio that you eat pizza slices backwards. What’s up with that?
A: *shrug* I always hated eating the crust, and got a lot of flack for it. So I started eating that part first. Everyone knows all the tasty goodness is in the middle of the pizza. It’s just yummier that way.
Q: Can I see your portfolio?
A: I often write under an invisibility cloak called a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). Sometimes, I’m allowed to indicate that I’ve worked for a client, but am unable to share specifics about what I created for them. Sometimes, these clients are also willing to share a testimonial about my work, but still want the specifics kept under wraps. There may be a few things I can share, depending on what your needs are. Get in touch and let’s chat about it.
Q: Didn’t you used to offer writing courses that were sort of like therapy?
A: Well, I’m not a “therapist” but yes, I am the founder of Teen Grief Writers and also had a Healing Writes course for adults last year. They are both currently on hiatus, but I hope to resurrect the grief-focused work for teenagers soon. Thanks for asking!
Q: Will what you write be stiff and business-y?
A: Only if that’s what you want. I tailor everything I write using conversational but professional language as well as key words and phrases that are specific to each client.
Q: Why don’t you offer any one-off options? (One blog post, one press release, etc.?)
A: Because we need to use multiple content items to generate consistency and traction so you can see solid results. Whether we’re writing a bunch of content from scratch or just polishing things up, you need this to be an on-going process so you get ahead and don’t fall behind. It also covers the occasional pop-up items you’ll need written or revised that you haven’t thought of just yet (the special offer you decide to promote, the event you get invited to participate in that you’ll want to share about, etc.).
Q: Have you written for any well-known brands or celebrities?
A: I consider myself extremely lucky that my A to this Q is, “Yes.” However, please refer to the portfolio question above that explains why I can’t go into much detail about that. Why don’t you just add your name to my list? Trust me — you’ll be in good company!