Solaced Living Solutions
About this pro
I have been an associate of Anaeus for many years. Many times he’s proofread and edited documents, written emails for me, given me business advice about managing my staff or handling my boss - you name it. I was having a hard time landing a job about four years ago. I typically get offers quickly and easily. Out of the blue it dawned on me that maybe my resume needed work, but I didn’t see anything wrong with it. I sent it to Anaeus, and he spotted the problem right away. He revised it, and I got a call back from the very first employer I sent that resume to! That’s skill. He’s truly got a gift for writing, and you can tell he enjoys it. He’s easy to work with, thorough and patient. He’s my go-to guy for pretty much everything business, and when he doesn’t have the answer he always points me in the right direction. And when it comes to writing, I know I’ve got an expert in my pocket!Dec 7, 2017
Working with Anaeus was great. He was easy to contact, true to his estimate. The grant was completed punctually, truly top notch work. ... I was funded for my full ask, and one of the grant reviewers even commented on my proposal. “Crisp” was the word she used, she said “yours was a very crisp proposal.” Thank, Anaeus!Dec 4, 2017
Great work. Highly recommand.Dec 4, 2017
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I soberly and thoughtfully consider the scope of work ahead of us (myself and my client) before offering a quote. I generally consider and price mostly by the amount of time I will spend on the task; the intellect, creativity and artistry that will be displayed in the final product are the extra that my clients get by choosing to work with me.
- What types of customers have you worked with?The vast majority of my clients have been small business owners - in both the for- and non-profit sectors. I typically work with business owners and CEOs, those in charge of moving the business forward. I have also worked with individuals: adults wanting to adapt or clarify their practice, college students beginning on their career paths, high school students, retirees spearheading a new venture, etc. I doubt there's a segment or individual with whom I have not worked.
- What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?For writing projects: (1) Review how the individual responds to your inquiries. Those who take writing seriously are adamant about clear communication 100% of the time. Take heed to errors and omissions in their communications with you. (2) Feel free to ask for previous writing samples. Even those, like me, who write for business all of the time, can nonetheless drum up a document that demonstrates writing competency. (3) Get clarity on their process and their timeline. Ensure that they can devote the necessary time to get you a final draft on time. Also, consider that you will need to provide information to them, so consider whatever time restraints that exist in your schedule. (4) I choose to walk my clients trough the entire process that we undergo to get to a final draft, so that they understand why I charge the fee that I do. Writing is a passion for me, but it is work, nonetheless. There is both creativity and sheer production involved. ... Don't fall into the trap of picking the lowest bidder; pick the expert who offers the best value (and best product) for your dollar.