What happens if you need a rush job?
Like most professional copywriters I don’t like to do “rush jobs”. Why? Because I value the integrity of my work and rushing through it doesn’t always allow time for:
- a comprehensive brief and quote to be prepared
- thorough research to be conducted
- consideration and experimentation of different ideas
- the copy to be reviewed with “fresh eyes” to pick up any minor mistakes
- proper assessment of the copy by you to ensure it accurately conveys your message
- redrafting and refining the copy to produce a result you’re 100% happy with.
However, if you absolutely MUST have the job done urgently, you should contact me as soon as you possibly can with as much detail as possible. A Rush Fee of 30% will be applied on top of the full quote, as I will generally need to work outside of regular hours to fit a rush job around my existing projects.
You’ll still be required to pay a 50% deposit, but to avoid wasting time waiting for funds to clear, I’m happy to accept a copy of a payment receipt as evidence of payment.
How much notice do you need to give?
As much as you possibly can!
While I’m often booked several weeks in advance, sometimes I’ll be waiting to hear back on other client projects and have a small window where I may be available to take on smaller jobs straight away.
Generally, however, I would suggest you allow at least 3–5 days for any smaller projects to be completed. Even if I am free to take them on immediately, this allows time for you to review the content and for any further edits to be completed.
For larger jobs, it may be 2–4 weeks before I can fit them into my schedule. My Copywriting Rates page will give you a rough idea of how long it may take to complete various projects, so this may be useful in helping you understand time requirements.