About this pro
I am a professional writer, editor, designer, and production artist with heavy branding experience -- basically, I am an entire creative shop in a single pair of flip flops. Just as importantly, my overhead is low and I am able to offer a very reasonable hourly rate. I have experience in newspaper, advertising, corporate marketing and positioning, and grass roots promotions. I have varied interests and clients so my project list for a day could include: social media for a local animal rescue, print brochure for a prestigious law school event, sustainability report for a recycling company, and a website rewrite for a Baptist church. You just never know how many pies you get to stick your hands in over the course of a day, and that's how freelance really stokes my creative fire. My clients appreciate that I submerge myself in their projects, as well as their industry, so that I can make informed decisions and offer constructive input when working on projects. Clients also take comfort in the fact that I am maniacally meticulous -- I refuse to allow any work to leave my hard drive before it is crafted to perfection and dead-on in strategy.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Communicate by email, for starters. Does the writer/editor pay attention to detail in this most basic communication form? It can be very telling. Also, ask for a variety of samples. Look for adaptability from client to client, project to project.