My FAQs

Here are some of the most frequent questions I get about freelance writing.

Don’t see the answer you want? Just ask! Email me at emspeaks@gmail.com!

1. How does this work? How do we start collaborating?

Interested in my writing services?

The first step is to schedule a brief meeting. We can do this …

  • By phone
  • Over Skype
  • In person (if we are both located in the Toledo/Detroit metro area)

I’ll ask questions and get some information about your project, such as:

  • What is the project? How big is it (word count, pages)?
  • What is your goal for this project? How will it be used?
  • When is your deadline?
  • What is your budget for this project?
  • Who should be my main contact?
  • Is this a long-term need? Would a retainer be suitable?
  • Are interviews necessary?
  • Who will retain the long-term rights to the finished product?

This information will allow me to offer a quote for the project (or a retainer fee). Once we agree on price, and the project timeline, I will draft a contract. (If you already have a contract you use for freelancers, let me know.) Please note that most of my projects will require a deposit of 50% up front.

Once we both sign the contract and I have the deposit, we’ll be in business!

2. Do you have experience in ______?

Healthcare is my primary niche. Some specific topics include mental health, pharmaceuticals, urgent care, life sciences/genomics, pediatrics, nutrition, diabetes, and veterinary care.

Outside of healthcare, I have also written about the following topics at one time or another:

  • Marketing
  • Food (Including local foods and restaurants)
  • Legal
  • Consumer Lending
  • Fintech
  • Education
  • Security (homeland, workplace, and cybersecurity)
  • Energy

If your topic doesn’t fall within the above categories, don’t worry–I’m a seasoned researcher! Give me a day on the Internet, and I can tackle any topic you’ve got in mind!

3. What are your rates?

I charge by the project, and so my rate will depend on a number of factors: type of project, estimated word count, deadline, and so on. Projects start at $0.10 per word, and blog posts start at $50.

This means accuracy and transparency for you! When we agree to a contract and start working together, you will know exactly how much the project will cost–no “guesstimates,” no surprises.

Get a free quote! Just send me an email describing your project (including the details mentioned above), and we’ll go from there.