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Q. What do you mean by "creative entrepreneur"?
A. To me, a creative entrepreneur is someone who’s building a business around a creative pursuit. And when I say “creative” here, I’m not suggesting that every entrepreneur isn’t creative, but this refers to work in the creative fields. Here are some examples of creative entrepreneurs:
- Writers, such as independent authors
- Bloggers writing about topics like art, travel, fashion, food, or lifestyle
- Visual artists, such as animators, painters, and illustrators
- Graphic or web designers
- Performing artists, such musicians and dancers
- Makers selling their creations to the public
- Creative coaches
Q. Do you offer branding, blogging, or social media services?
A. If you want someone to audit, proofread, and/or edit your blog posts, social media captions, and YouTube video descriptions and titles as part of a long-term partnership, let me know! However, I offer these services within a social media strategy that’s already in place – I don’t design branding or social media campaigns. There are geniuses out there who can visualize the outcomes and ROI of interlinked social media channels, and I’m not out to steal their thunder. Instead, I focus on creating the content that they put out into the world. I’m happy to supply content to your existing social media team, if applicable.
If you want articles that’ll live on your website as part of your standard content, I’m more than willing to create those for you. And I’ll naturally adhere to the principles of good SEO in my web content without being spammy about it.
Q. Do you work with bloggers or other writers?
A. As a creative writer myself, I know the value of a second set of eyes, or a fresh perspective. I’m happy to work with bloggers or other writers in pursuing their creative business goals!
For bloggers, I can proofread blog posts and social media captions to make sure everything is on-brand and engaging. For writers such as indie authors, I can help you build a landing page, create your book blurbs, and other marketing-related writing.
Whether you’re a blogger or other type of writer, I can also perform a content audit to help you best engage your target audience.
Q. What about ghostwriting?
A. The short answer to this one is: it depends. If you want someone to ghostwrite or edit the sweeping science-fantasy epic of your dreams, or your biography, then unfortunately I can’t. I have creative projects of my own, and my long-term energies are best spent there. But if you want writing help with shorter pieces that you plan to sell as part of your creative business marketing strategy – then let’s talk!
Q. What are your rates?
A. For one-off or short-term projects, I charge flat package rates and provide a free, no obligation quote after I get to know the scope of your project. You know exactly how much your project will cost and, well, so will I! I’ve worked on loads of content copywriting and editing projects and my rates are based on a number of factors from these projects.
If you’re interested in a long-term collaborative partnership, we can discuss switching to an hourly rate.
Q. Where are you located?
A. I’m based just outside of Toronto. However, most of my clients are based elsewhere in Canada, and in other countries. We communicate via email or Slack (which I check all the time during my business hours) and send electronic versions of documents back and forth. This means that my clients aren’t limited by physical location and choose to work with me because they feel I’m the best copywriter for them.
Q. I live outside of Canada. Can we still work together?
A. Absolutely! I work successfully with clients in the US and overseas. (Oh, and if I may brag, I’m very good at knowing the differences between Canadian, American, and British English – so location won’t hold me back!)
Some things to keep in mind: All my rates are quoted in Canadian dollars, I hold standard office hours in Eastern Standard Time and observe all Canadian stat holidays (though if you have extenuating circumstances regarding your timeline, we can usually work something out in advance).
Q. How do I contact you?
A. As a virtual freelancer, I favour email communication, Slack, or Skype chat instead of phone calls. I’m great with the written word and work best when writing something out or considering written instructions – it’s why I was so terrible in the food service industry! Messages like this ensure I have all your details and requirements in writing. This way, I can refer to them often when working on your project. You also have a reference point for notes I might have for you.
I hold standard office hours in Eastern Standard Time and have my inbox open all day. You can leave me questions or comments, no matter what time it is for you.