What it is
Copywriting involves taking the information you give me, and turning it into a piece of writing that you can use. The length, style, and cost of the work depends on what you want the writing for.
The ‘information you give me’ might be your own notes, answers to questions I send you, or even just a conversation we have. Generally, the more information you can give me, the faster and more cheaply I can work.
What it is not
Copywriting is not work based on my own knowledge or original research. I use information from you, and there’s a charge for my time if I have to find that information out for myself. Neither is it fiction or creative writing. I can help you proofread or edit your creative work, but I can’t write it for you.
Also, despite the name, copywriting is not copying out someone else’s work. If you want me to type up something you have written, you need Transcription Services. Copying out a piece of writing that belongs to someone else is only allowed if the owner gives written permission.
What I need from you
- All the information you want included in the work, especially the spelling of any names or specialist terms
- A copy of any logos, pictures, charts, or other images you want included, and what they refer to
- A description of the style you want for the writing (formal, casual, academic, etc.)
It is also helpful if you can tell me how and where the writing is going to be used, and your preferred file format (.doc, .pdf, .rtf, etc.).
What you get
A digital file in the format of your choice; publication-ready, fully edited and ready to use.
Examples of what I can write for you
- An official letter
- A personal statement for your CV
- A business plan or proposal
- A report
- Content for websites and blogs
- An article for a magazine
NOTE: Students, I won’t do your homework for you. I will proofread your final work for typos, though.