If you’d like to know more about what I do – or you’d just like to have a sticky beak at my office over Skype – get in touch for a chat. I'm a friendly bird based in Melbourne, Australia, and servicing the world.
It all depends on the project. Some jobs are quick, some take a while. Without knowing more about what you require, it’s impossible to say. What I can say, though, is if you want copy written for $5 per page, or copywriting for a whole website for $200, you’re outta luck. My rates reflect the time and effort I put in, our experience, the advice I offer, and the value I add to your business.
I typically charge a word rate for articles and blog posts and a flat rate for all other work. Because words aren’t all alike. A three-word slogan might take as long as a 1000-word SEO-friendly article. Some subjects are more complex than others.
My clients come for the writing, but stay for the thinking. Considering your content in partnership with us will open up new perspectives on your value proposition, brand and marketing. When you invest in good copy, you’re not just paying someone to carry out a task. You’re buying an asset that will generate a return. Good copywriting pays for itself many times over.
I can generally start your digital writing project within 2 weeks.
It all depends on the specifics of the job, how much information you provide, and how long you take to review the work. A single page of copy, say 500 words, can be turned around in 1-2 days if you’re able to supply all the information I need, and you review fairly promptly.
1. I accept an email as authorisation to begin work.
2. I often use email, Skype, and Google Hangouts as a way to generate raw material. Or I can work from your notes.
3. I prepare a first draft, often incorporating comments and queries, and send it to you.
4. Based on your feedback, I revise the draft until you’re happy.
5. Finally, I submit my invoice. Usual terms are 7 days from date of invoice.
Yes! By all means. I’m not precious about my work. However, if you suggest a change that, in my professional opinion, is unwise, I’ll advise against it, then leave the final decision to you.
I’ve been writing professionally since starting my career as a public relations consultant in 2004. Since then, I’ve worked as news reporter, political journalist, newspaper editor, communications specialist, and managing editor for WPMU DEV, delivering daily content to 1.5 million visitors a month. I can write anything from blog articles and press releases to email onboarding campaigns, case studies, lead magnets, and SEO website copy.
Over the years, I’ve written about all kind of subjects, from technology and politics to business consulting, web development, education, justice, health, science, and more. You can check out my latest work on the Work pag or head to my LinkedIn profile for a more detailed rundown of my professional experience. But even if your industry is new to me, I’ll quickly get to grips with its unique complexities. That’s what separates a great copywriter from a good copywriter: asking the right questions to ensure I understand not only your industry, but also your business and your clients.
Yes, Words By Birds is a one-person enterprise. I’m responsible for every piece of work I produce for my clients. However, I do have a network of reliable freelancers I call on if I need to create a lot of content at short notice, and I meticulously edit their work to meet my high standards.
Yes, it’s British English. I'm based in Melbourne, Australia, so my own copy is Aussie, mate. However, I do tailor my work to suit your target audience and can easily switch between British and American English as required.
No. From the beginning, my goal has been to help my clients publish better quality content on the web. They trust that my work is original and well-researched. As such, I believe it's inappropriate to insert third party links into my content.
No. Copyright is about legal ownership of something, and is completely unrelated to copywriting.