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How much do you charge?

Because each job is unique, my fees are based on an individual job or project basis. If needed, I can provide an hourly, daily or weekly rate for copywriting from scratch as well as for copy editing.

Ghostwriting a book or e-book is either charged on an hourly or project basis, which is negotiated.

If you are looking for a ballpark costing (based on you providing minimal information) or a comprehensive quote (based on you providing lots of details), contact me.


What are your payment terms?

For copywriting:
To confirm your copywriting project, I charge a 50 per cent non-refundable deposit. This is required when the final quote has been accepted and prior to commencing the work. The balance of the fee is due after the final draft is signed-off by you. My payment terms are seven days from the date of the final invoice.

For ghostwriting e-books or books:
As well as the writing, a book usually involves additional and/or extensive research, regular interviews, follow ups and transcribing. I create an easy to follow working agreement, including an estimated timeframe, to ghostwrite your book. As soon as the agreement is signed, I then send an invoice for a non-refundable deposit that is negotiated between us. 
The deposit needs to be paid in advance to confirm your placement in my schedule. Regular scheduled payments are then invoiced to you during the writing process.


What information do you need to write about my business or service?

Before commencing a copywriting job, you will receive an easy to complete briefing template, which needs to be returned once the deposit is paid. Where possible, I also like to follow up with a detailed call or Skype discussion before starting the writing.


What happens after the deposit is paid for copywriting?

As part of your copywriting job, you will be provided with a total of three drafts. That means once I’ve done any research and sought further information, I start writing a first draft (usually a skeleton draft) based on the detailed briefing and discussion with you. When you receive the first draft, you will have the opportunity to make comments and/or revisions to the copy and return it within an agreed timeframe. I then prepare the second draft for you, and you have one more opportunity for revisions or tweaks before I write the final draft. Any further edits after this will be charged at my hourly rate, with a minimum of one hour.


How far in advance do I need to book you?

Wherever possible, and depending on my schedule, please allow at least three weeks in advance. As my clients understand, if you want quality copy, it needs quality preparation time.


What if I need copy urgently?

Occasionally, I am able to offer a fast turnaround on short-form copy. However, as my schedule is usually booked in advance, I will add a 25 per cent loading (also known as rapid rates) to compensate for working out of hours and/or reshuffling my schedule.


Can I meet you in person?

While I absolutely love to meet with my copywriting clients in person, given the nature of the work and where I am based in outer Melbourne, if a face-to-face meeting is required during the copywriting project, an hourly fee is charged.

For ghostwriting books, I do schedule some face-to-face meetings with Melbourne-based clients during the writing process. These are included as part of the overall fee. Again, the frequency depends on the nature of the book.

Overall, Skype, email and phone works best.


Where can I see some samples of your published work?

Read some of my published lifestyle articles, or check out my Zenspirational Lifestyle blog.

For more examples, contact me. 

Kristin Lee

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0402 250 409

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