Answers To Some Popular Questions.
- I love buzzwords, psychobabble, walls of text, cliches, and purple prose. Are you the writer for me?
- Why should I hire you?
I'll make you sound fantastic.
I build strong relationships based on trust with my clients - because I take the time to know them. I learn about their businesses. Their target audiences. Their goals. Their needs. I write potent words for them. I ease their stress and save them time. Let me do the same for you. Read more about me on the About page, and here.
- How much do you charge?
I prefer to charge by the project rather than by the hour. It's reassuring for everyone, for its transparency.
- How much per word? (a.k.a. a filthy, filthy question!).
As above, but this one gets its own section. I don't charge per word because good writing is about quality, not quantity.
Imagine if the person who came up with 'Just Do It' for Nike was paid per word. Seriously, duh.
- I can hire someone cheaply from an outsourcing company for next to nothing. Why wouldn't I?
Go for it. True, the writing probably won't be much good, but hey.
- How much for a mixture of your services? For example, some website writing, a bit of video scriptwriting, and some research?
We can go over what you want to do together, and I'll do a quote for you. Click here for a (free) consultation.
- Can I hire you to do regular work for me, and if so, would you consider a retainer?
Yes, and yes. I have clients on retainers, and it's a great system on both sides as it allows certainty.
You might like to hire me to write regular blogs or newsletters or update content on your website monthly - or a zillion other things. Let's go over what you want to do together, and I'll do a quote for you. Click here for your (free) consultation with me.
- Do you charge a deposit?
No, but I'll invoice twice for larger jobs - partway through and on completion of the project.
- Do you do graphic design too?
Nope. It's a highly specialised profession and I'm all about the writing. However, I have collaborated for years with several exceptional graphic designers. That means that I can take on any project requiring words & design. I'll work with one of my contacts or yours, as you prefer.
- Would you be open to working in our office sometimes?
If you're in New York, Vietnam or Budapest, sadly, no. If you're in Auckland, absolutely.
- Do you offer an urgent service?
Occasionally, (for a corresponding rush rate). This depends on circumstances, and it's not usually possible because, well, you know, life. But feel free to ask and I'll tell you if it's an option.
- I need a website overhaul / new website. Can you help?
Yes, in so many ways. I can make or improve a website for you in collaboration with a website builder, providing content or creative direction, SEO services, etc.
I can also work with my lovely network of creatives to add flair to your site with original illustrations, graphic design, photography & more.
- I've never done a video before. Will I be able to follow a script?
Yes, you'll find it a breeze. I've spent 20+ years in the screen industry as a scriptwriter. I write scripts that are simple and jargon-free. Including video on your site acts as a big drawcard and hugely increases engagement rates. Do it!
- I need both photos and words, can you provide both?
Yes. I collaborate with a professional photographer. We can do case studies, events and any other jobs requiring copywriting and images for you.
See more here.
- Why did you give your company such a strange name?
I am a copywriter but I do lots of other writing, too, so I didn't want to be 'Something Copywriting'. My name, Bridget Ellis-Pegler, is tricky to spell and pronounce and so I didn't want to use it in my branding.
I adore chameleons with their spiral tails, hilarious little faces, and ability to go incognito. Paisley is my favourite pattern. And I'm a sucker for a bit of randomness.
What Can I Take Off Your Plate?
Copywriting. Branding. SEO. Tone of Voice. Newsletters. About Pages. Emails. Content Writing. Banner Ads. Words & Photo Combos. Videos. Company Reports. Blogs. Style Guides. Case Studies. Bios. Social Media Adverts. Treatments. Creative Direction. Articles. Product Descriptions. Direct Mail. Brand/Product Naming. Ghostwriting. Slogans & Taglines. Sales Funnels. Research. Website Copy Audits.
Something else? Let's talk.