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I originally hired Kerry Goff to do some simple editing and proof reading on a kickstarter project. Her services proved to be so outstanding that I ended up using her services again when I needed a business website and promotional video. She is knowledgeable, professional, and punctual. I will definitely use her services again in the future.Nov 10, 2014
Kerry Goff worked on my 240-page dissertation and I had no idea how much work a revision would be. Sometimes she would present 30 pages filled with comments and suggestions and I cried, there were so many corrections to make. Ms Goff was easy going, but not easy, which is what an editor needs to be. Over all, my dissertation went through the committee with surprising ease and I earned my Ph.D. in education. I could not have done it without her.Nov 10, 2014
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My pricing system is completely contingent on what you need and how much you plan on doing yourself. Some business owners hire me to manage all of their social media daily and update their website once a week. Some hire me to set up all the platforms and then train them how to do it for a week or two. Others just want a website and an SEO set up and they update and manage on their own afterwards. Each demand requires a different, very catered budget. I am willing to try and work with anyone within reasonable means.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I work for a university, so any chance I have to take a communications or design class (I get free tuition for up to 2 classes a semester) or attend a seminar, I jump at the chance.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I have somehow been involved in PR and marketing in one way or another for most of my adult life. I started out as a writer and editor, and I always got involved with the writing organizations on my college campus. I ended up working for several throughout my academic career, and there was always a press release that needed to be written, or an event that needed to be planned. When I graduated with my BA in writing, I decided to go back for my MA in English and MFA in Creative Writing, which led to my work with small press publishing. As an assistant editor of a literary journal, I found that there was more to the job than accepting poetry and fiction submissions. I was raising money for publications and events, editing galleys, sending out advertisements for the next writing competition, and budgeting. As a professor, I thought I would just be teaching others how to write and read critically. It turned out I was also a grant writer for the department and became the PR coordinator and event organizer for a nationally know writer's series. I also did fundraising and event organizing for the city-wide writing competition sponsored by the department. I managed the web content for the department as well. So I still teach and I still write, but I help others realize their goals as well within my own firm. I now have a small regular client base (businesses I manage daily or monthly, with a contract) and I have great foot traffic for collegiate success (applying to college or editing a thesis, for example) and many resume/cover letter jobs (I offer workshops and one-on-one services).