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THE PROCESS

Working with us

 

Are you a little bit scared of working with a copywriter because you aren’t quite sure of the process?

  • How many changes can I make?
  • How much will it cost?
  • How do I provide a brief? 

 

How to hire a copywriter: our step-by-step guide

Step 1: Location, Location, Location

Crockford Communications is based in Melbourne, Australia, but given most of us now carry around a little device that can track the number of steps we take, read our fingerprint and understand our voice commands, it’s super easy for us to communicate.

So, you can enlist the services of Crockford Communications no matter where you’re located! Hooray for the technology gods.

Step 2: The Brief

Before we can provide a proposal and quote, we need to understand your project. You’ll be sent a link to our brief document which is online and super easy to fill out.  

Once you’ve returned the brief, a phone call will be set up so we can discuss your requirements in detail.  You’ll be asked loads of questions which will help us provide an accurate quote.

Step 3: The Proposal

The word “proposal” is usually associated with marriage and that means commitment!  Whoa…slow down there, you don’t need to commit to anything yet.  

At this stage, you’ll be provided with a full outline of your project and all associated costs. Remember Crockford Communications charges a fixed price for work (please visit the Pricing page for further information). This will give you a full understanding of the services that will be provided and what it will cost, so you can decide if you wish to proceed.

Included in the proposal are the following:

* Research and reading
* Meetings
* Scope of work
* Two rounds of revisions
* One round of proofreading

Step 4: Agreement and Payment

Like the proposal? Great, we’ll finalise the project details, including timelines, and you’ll be sent an agreement to sign.

A 50% deposit is required upfront before your project is commenced. This is non-negotiable. If the project is less than $500, 100% payment is required upfront.

Step 5: The Work: Timelines, Drafts and Amendments

We’ve agreed to the project and your payment has been made, so it’s time to get to work!  

Delivery within the agreed timelines is a priority. Turnaround times will depend on the supply of additional materials, revision and approval time, and the amount of work that is being produced. It’s your project so you determine timing (within reason).  

You will be provided with three revisions which means you get two rounds of amends.

  1. First draft (you amend)
  2. Second draft (you amend)
  3. Final Copy

Additional rounds of amendments will be charged at an hourly rate.

Work will be delivered in MSword docx. or doc (unless we’ve added a design element in our agreement) and track-changes are preferred for amendments and revisions – it simplifies the editing process and ensures nothing is missed.

Step 6: Meetings

The preferred method of communication is by phone, email or FaceTime. If you would rather meet face-to-face, a meeting in Melbourne can be arranged (costs may apply). If you are based outside Melbourne and want to meet in person, please let me know before I commence your project. An hourly rate plus travel costs will be included in my proposal.

Step 7: Project Completion and Final Payment

Once the project is complete you’ll be emailed the invoice. Payment is required within seven (7) days.  

Crockford Communications holds full IP and copywriting rights and no work is to be published or reproduced in any way until the final payment has been received.  

Step 8: Review

When the project is complete, we have no doubt Crockford Communications will have one very happy client. We’d loved to receive any feedback from you – this helps improve our service. You’ll also be asked to provide a short testimonial which will be used on Crockford Communications’ website.

Fixed Price Quoting

Personalised, fixed price quote so you know exactly what your project will cost from the outset.

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Read what our clients have to say

We recently used Crockford Communications for a specific content project. Meg was professional, organised, methodical and on-brand from day one. Following our briefing, we worked seamlessly with her to deliver the project. We would recommend her services and will continue to work with her in the future.

Kelly Miller

National Services Marketing Manager, Metricon

I have no problem recommending Meg to others.  She worked with the Supercars team at two of our biggest events, the Sandown 500 and the Bathurst 1000.  She produced online news and content for our website and social media channels. She also wrote content for our live news feed during the Bathurst race. Meg was efficient, wrote engaging copy, and was a pleasure to work with.

Vern Norrgard

Head of Digital Media (Former), Virgin Australia Supercars

We engaged Crockford Communications to manage our external media and communications while a staff member was on secondment. Megan quickly understood our strategy and seamlessly took over the development and management of our communication’s plan.

Megan wrote news and blogs, created content and managed our Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn social accounts, and produced our monthly eDM. She even established a new fortnightly ‘Expert Insights’ column.

Crockford Communications’ work was professional and all projects were delivered on time. We would highly recommend Megan’s services.

Thomas B. Staunton

CEO, Sold Out Events