How does the hiring process work?
After you fill out the getting started form, I will contact you the following business day to set up a free, one-hour consultation about your project. The consultation can be conducted in person (if possible), or via phone, chat, or Skype. Whichever is most convenient.
During the consultation, we’ll discuss things like:
- Who your target audience is
- What known issues/roadblocks there may be to completing your project
- What questions you may have
- What your project budget is
After our discussion, I will deliver a proposal that outlines a plan for completing your project, including what services would be needed, the estimated amount of time required to complete the project, and an estimated budget based on my hourly rate, plus the cost of any materials needed (graphics, printing, travel reimbursement, etc.). If necessary, we can discuss or alter the proposal to meet various needs or address questions.
Do you require a contract?
Yes. Once the proposal has been accepted, I will draw up a contract based on the agreed upon proposal. Once the contact has been signed by both parties, I will start work on your project. At this point, I would begin billing time spent working on your project.
How long will the hiring process take?
Depending on the time needed to come to an agreement on a proposal, the process could take 1-2 weeks. If you have a smaller project with an urgent deadline, and you do not have any complex questions or do not require a proposal, we can skip right to the contract stage and get to work.
What are your rates?
My hourly rate for all services is $65.
Are your rates negotiable?
Yes and no. For individual projects, rates are non-negotiable. I am, however, willing to discuss a flat fee for repeat projects — for instance, if I help you edit a blog post every week, or help you write a technical article each month. I am also happy to discuss retainer arrangements.
Do you have any testimonials?
Yep! You can find them on my Testimonials page.