Kristine M Smith

Tacoma, WA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

This is far from my first rodeo. I've been a professional freelance writer for more than 40 years and a full-time professional copywriter since Jan. 2, 2007. The copy I write converts browsers into buyers and Looky Lou's into loyalists. I've served well over 1000 clients; all but two of them have been wildly impressed and very happy. They send me additional work and referrals. (Please read the Testimonials page at hireme.wordwhisperer.net to read what so many of them have to say.)

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Dancing with words so they do exactly what they should in the best way possible for each client I serve.

Location

Tacoma, WA 98446

Background check

Complete

Years in business

9

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

15

Reviews

21 Reviews
  • Harrison D. May 25, 2016
    Writing Services
    Verified Review
    Kristine did an amazing job rewriting my website and she helped me to look within to find what I truly wanted the website to say. I have had only positive feedback from the people that have seen it. I look forward to working with her in the near future with some of my other projects
  • Jamie D. Feb 12, 2016
    Writing Services
    Verified Review
    Outstanding! Kristine really saved the day and completed a project on a very tight deadline. Our collaboration was such a pleasure, and I'll definitely be calling on her services again.
    Kristine M S. Feb 12, 2016

    Thank you for this glowing review, Jamie. I very much look forward to working with you again. You're the best!

  • Marilyn B. Oct 22, 2015
    Kristine came to my rescue when I was in over my head. I told her what was in my heart and she in turn captured it into incredible beautiful words. Her talent and skills as a writer is unmatched not to mention her incredible speed with delivery. I consider myself very fortunate to have had her write the content for my website. Thank you again Kristine for a job well done.
    Kristine M S. Oct 25, 2015

    Thank you so much for this wonderful review, Marilyn! I hope all is going well for you!

  • Sandra M. Oct 19, 2015
    Kristine is amazing. Her work is superlative and she is super fast. Her words can invite action and inspire change. Love her!!
    Kristine M S. Oct 19, 2015

    Thank you, Sandra! You are wonderful to work with! Happy Holidays--they're all right around the corner suddenly!!

  • JJ R. Sep 22, 2015
    Writing Services
    Verified Review
    Kristine helped edit my short essays for Physical Therapy school and the service she provided was astounding. Not only did she correct 5 short essays but she returned them to me in the same day and made them phenomenal. I will definitely refer her and keep her in mind for future products.
    Kristine M S. Oct 19, 2015

    Thank you for this wonderful review, JJ. Hope your essays do the job. You'll be an amazing addition to the PT field, I know that for sure!

  • Freedom M. Jul 1, 2015
    I always believed I was a good Consultant but had no clue how to communicate this to clients. As a result of her copy for a brochure, I have been picked up good clients in the last year and have been busy growing my consulting practice.
    Kristine M S. Jul 1, 2015

    Thank you for your review, Freedom. So happy to hear that my copy has resulted in more clients for you!

  • Eric P. Jun 23, 2015
    Kristine is simply exceptional. There have been multiple times I've submitted work to her that I thought was pretty good and she some how makes changes that make it outstanding. A true professional
    Kristine M S. Jun 23, 2015

    Thank you so much for this review, Eric Pankey. I look forward to working with you again--any time! Kris

  • Courtney O. Jun 23, 2015
    Writing Services
    Verified Review
    Exactly what I wanted, and quick to respond. Truly gifted at what she does! Worth every penny.
    Kristine M S. Jun 23, 2015

    Courtney, I'm so glad you love the piece I wrote for you. Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Leanne P. Jun 22, 2015
    Kristine wrote content for my website. It looks crisp, it has power words and call to action phrases at the end. I love what she's done for me.
    Kristine M S. Jun 22, 2015

    Thank you so much for your terrific review, Leanne!

  • Devin B. Jun 22, 2015
    I work for a small business platform, and I worked with thought leadership blog post that Kristine authored for us. Kristine possesses an attention to detail I've rarely seen in working with other copywriters. In addition, she not just easy to work with, but a true pleasure. I liken it to working with a professor: she is patient, kind in her feedback, and expert in her skills. What's more: her tips for writing customer emails were so well received by our users that it was one of our most popular blog posts so far! I hope to publish more posts from Kristine, because her advice really helped our users.
    Kristine M S. Jun 22, 2015

    Devin, thank you so much for this wonderful review. I look forward to working with you again and again.

  • David L. Jun 20, 2015
    I've used Kris for copy writing and copy editing for many years on many different projects. She is amazingly talented, works super fast, always on schedule and is an absolute pleasure to work with. I definitely recommend Kris.
    Kristine M S. Jun 20, 2015

    Thank you, David, for this lovely review. It's always a pleasure serving you. Your review is cream on the coffee, icing on the cake. Thank you for being a chief champion of mine!

  • Carolyn H. Jun 19, 2015
    I have long appreciated Kristine Smith's skill with words. She applies her marketing chops to her copy to make it sizzle.
    Kristine M S. Jun 20, 2015

    Thank you so much, Carolyn!

  • Cheryl H. Jun 19, 2015
    Kristine copy enhanced a press release for FutureWord Publishing. The author was living in Iraq when the books were written. Kristine painted the author writing the books while serving his country. There were five patented books involved. Kristine enhanced the press release to a tightly written introduction to both the books and the author while making it dazzle the reader. Cheryl Highfield, President, FutureWord Publishing
    Kristine M S. Jun 19, 2015

    Thank you, Cheryl, for the wonderful review.

  • Jason W. Jun 19, 2015
    Kristine did editorial work on a manuscript for me, and did such a great job the first time, that I used her again on the next manuscript I published. She is very professional and will work with your needs and goals in mind. She will offer suggestions and collaborate if you ask her for her professional opinion, otherwise she will do exactly what you have requested in a high-quality, efficient manner. I highly recommend Kristine for any copywriting or copy-enhanced work!
    Kristine M S. Jun 19, 2015

    Thank you so much, Jason W. Much appreciated!

  • Chris S. Jun 17, 2015
    Web Content Writing
    Verified Review
    Kristine is a true professional and an absolutely amazing wordsmith. I consider myself great with grammar but lack some of the creative flair. She has a way of making words pop and really catch a reader's attention. I will definitely be using her again on any future projects and would HIGHLY recommend her! Thanks Kris!
    Kristine M S. Jun 19, 2015

    Thank you for the high praise, Chris. Truly appreciate you taking the time to write it, and I look forward to working with you again!

  • Tony B. May 26, 2015
    Editing
    Verified Review
    How could one review possibly do her justice? It can't... She is that amazing. She edited my entire book, helped me come up with a title AND wrote a back cover that absolutely jumps off the page. All I can really say is that I will use Kristine for every edit/ copy edit job I have both personally and professionally. She knocked it out of the park! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
    Kristine M S. May 27, 2015

    Tony B., thank you, thank you, thank you for this awesome review! I look forward to working with you again--any time!--and I hope everyone gets a copy of your new book so the reclaiming of healthy food habits can begin!

  • Debra L. May 21, 2015
    Writing Services
    Verified Review
    she was awsome!!! in just a short telephone conversation, Kristine was able to read me very well, and determine what my resume and cover letter needed to include to ensure that I got my foot in the door! I highly recommend Kristine, and stand behind my statement one hundred percent. I will DEFINITELY request her assistance if I need any kind of writing resources in the future. Great job, Kristine M Smith!!! and thank you.
    Kristine M S. May 23, 2015

    Debra, thank you so much for this glowing review. You made my day! I hope your resume and cover letter work their magic and that you'll soon be doing what you love most--defending animals and promoting animal welfare. God bless you! I used to promote animal welfare professionally, too. It's rewarding, frustrating, infuriating--and worth every moment and emotion!

  • Craig H. Mar 18, 2015
    Digital Marketing
    Verified Review
    Kristine is wonderful to work with and is always looking out for the interest wanting to be conveyed to my customers via our Website. I will continue working with her as we add content to our site.
    Kristine M S. Mar 18, 2015

    Thank you for this, Craig. I very much look forward to working with you again whenever you have need.

  • Rick E. Mar 13, 2015
    Writing Services
    Verified Review
    Kristine exceeded my expectation. She was able to deliver exactly what she promised. listened carefully to what my needs were and had no problem doing a few adjustments until we had perfection with the final project
    Kristine M S. Mar 13, 2015

    Rick, Great thanks for the wonderful review. I hope we work together again soon! Please tell others about Thumbtack and me!

  • Andrea N. Feb 7, 2015
    Digital Marketing
    Verified Review
    Kristine was efficient, communicative and delivered excellent service. I would definitely work with her again. She brought a confident expertise to the job that I very much appreciated.
    Kristine M S. Feb 8, 2015

    Thank you, Andrea! Please keep me in the loop. I want to find out how well your new sales letter converts for you. I expect it to increase your conversion rate, and want to hear by how much... and whether tweaking it some more will help it convert even better. Soooo glad you chose me to do this for you! You're doing great things for nutrition professionals, which means you're doing great things for their clients, which means you're doing great things for the world. Proper nutrition alone can heal a great many problems in this world!

  • Bill L. Jan 19, 2015
    Digital Marketing
    Verified Review
    We have received great creative solution writing from Kristine, all objectives that we set were met, and in some cases exceeded. She assisted us with re-writing our homepage and our services page in a more conversational, less robotic "boring" tone and promoted our brand in a very positive and inviting style. She got the job done, quickly, economically, and professionally. I highly recommend her service and look forward to future projects.
    Kristine M S. Jan 19, 2015

    Thank you so much for the glowing review, Bill. I look forward to our next project together!

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I send each new customer a Content Questionnaire to quickly "download" their brain and identify their USP (what makes them the best provider in their arena) and the target audience's pain, problem, predicament or pleasure that they "solve" as business owners or entrepreneurs. I listen carefully to make sure I understand what they want to accomplish with the project.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I read constantly. Great writers read just about as much as we write because every new thing we learn becomes fodder for our projects. I've read every copy writing book in existence worth its salt and a lot of marketing books. I'm in great shape to serve my ideal clients and exceed their expectations.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Visit hireme.wordwhisperer.net to get the scoop on this, please.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have been a writer ever since a teacher showed me how to string words together in grade school. My first published article appeared in a national magazine when I was 18. I didn't choose writing; it chose me. I need to write the way you need to breathe air. It's my passion. I got into copy writing because I saw so many business owners and entrepreneurs shooting themselves in the foot by writing their own copy or outsourcing it to charlatans or newbies who didn't know what they were doing. I teach copy writing on my blog these days so business owners can learn about good copy writing and what to look for in a professional copywriter if they don't want to write their own copy. I hate to see people getting ripped off by charlatans.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Web copy (sales copy) and web content (informational copy) Brochures Flyers Sales pages Websites Landing Pages Articles Ads Please see the complete list at hireme.wordwhisperer.NET.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I'm in a JV agreement with an internationally-renowned business coach and the author of three NY Times bestsellers. I write copy for some of his clients and have edited and copy-enhanced some of his existing copy. This is the first high-profile client I've served and the association has introduced me to a handful of other high-profile clients.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure you interview them thoroughly (my video offers questions to ask), check out their portfolios, and ask to see testimonials from their clients. Are they licensed? Ask them to do something short for you before you hire them for longer projects to make sure they're a good fit and that their style satisfies you.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I wish customers knew how long it took to get good at the writing profession and how long it took to be able to produce great copy as quickly as I can these days. Knowing what I know now, and how to use what I know quickly, helps save my clients money. Newbies and wannabes tend to dither, massaging and pummeling their sentences and paragraphs into shape for hours on end (or not at all, since so many of them are clueless as to what good copy should make happen) and it shows. Most newbies' results are fit only for lining the bottom of bird cages. It takes a tried-and-true professional to do this right. The bottom line: you get what you pay for. Great copy converts. Bad copy shoots you in the foot. You only have one chance to make a great first impression. If visitors don't get riveted in place within 5 to 8 seconds, you'll lose them for good. They'll go elsewhere and never return to see if you get any better at holding their interest and serving their needs.