Frequently Asked Questions
As a copywriter, do you mainly write for a specific industry?
It is not unheard of for a copywriter to stick to one industry. At essentialCOPY, we like to learn and in turn, grow. We always talk to prospective clients about ways we can help with their projects, from a start-up to a much larger organisation – whether it being fashion, technology or something in between. Our goal is to create copy that informs, converts and sells.
What is the process as a copywriter for writing copy ?
After the initial contact, we will set up a meeting where the lead copywriter will ask questions regarding your objectives. Once a brief is completed and signed off, work will begin followed by a first draft within a time frame agreed. Only when feedback is received, and revisions made, will the job be completed.
How much do you charge as a copywriter?
Each project is quoted individually as each differs in size as well as other considerations such as deadlines, research and meetings. As we provide a professional copywriting service, we don’t charge per hour nor word. Our reason for this is because we take our services seriously and would instead prefer to do a job that’s of quality. It would be a disservice to provide a rushed job that doesn’t fulfil the needs of the brief. It also gives the client a comfortable nights sleep not worrying about a more extensive than necessary bill at the end.
What are essentialCOPY' terms with payment?
Once a fee is accepted, we ask for 50% of the agreed quote upfront. Due to working in a freelance capacity, this is standard practice within our industry as well as others. Once we receive payment, work will begin.
What Payments do you accept?
PayPal or BACS (bank transfer) are the two most favoured and secured ways of sending payments. Unfortunately, we do not accept cheques or cash. All quotes are in Britsh Sterling; PayPal will then convert into the clients’ currency if working outsife of the UK. Please note that PayPal does charge a small fee.
Do you take accounts?
We certainly do.
essentialCOPY takes pride in building strong relationships with clients. We are more than happy to continue working together in the future. Contact us today for a chat regarding your companies needs.
Do you meet with clients?
After the initial contact, we will always try to set up a meeting – whether through face to face, phone, Skype or Zoom. We like to strike up a rapport with all clients in a friendly yet professional manner.
Will I need to sign a contract?
Once a brief has been agreed, essentialCOPY will send a copy to be signed. Part of this document will stipulate the terms of payment. If you would like a confidentiality contract signed by us, please send one at the same time as returning the brief form.
Do you have a design team?
We do work with experienced graphic designers who come aboard to assist in projects if the client requires one. We also work closely with design teams that are either in-house or brought in specifically by the client.
How will essentialCOPY submit the finished copy?
All copy created will be sent via email in an MS Word document.
If the project grows into something bigger than first agreed upon, would you still be able to work on it?
Of course. It is understandable that through revisions, the direction of the project may change. If the client decides to develop the project, so the original brief becomes obsolete, the lead copywriter will then produce a new brief which will need to be signed. essentialCOPY will apply a further cost.
If you agree to take on my project, how soon will it be until we get started?
It’s always helpful to let us know of any deadlines through initial contact. We try and accommodate quickly and don’t like turning down work. This would only happen in exceptional circumstances.
If you have a question that hasn’t been answered above, then please feel free to get in contact where we will get back to you with an immediate answer.