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Copywriting

Freelance Copywriting Services

Do you need a good direct marketing/direct response copywriter—someone who combines writing skill and sales ability with marketing know-how? Someone who can get inside your target customer’s head and write about your product or service in a way that motivates, persuades, even compels your customer to buy from you?

Then you’ve come to the right place.

Now I’m sure you want to know more about a freelance copywriter before your hire her. If we were meeting face-to-face, chatting in your office, you’d ask me questions. Let me try to answer a few of those questions right here.

“What’s your background?”
Since my first full-time job as an Advertising Assistant, copywriting has always been a key part of my work. I have more than 25 years of marketing, communications, advertising and copywriting experience in product and service-based companies in both business-to-consumer and business-to-business.

“What are your qualifications as a freelance copywriter?”
Since founding S. F. Marketing in 1996, I’ve written copy for more than 150 clients, including Fortune 1000 corporations, technology companies, engineering/manufacturing companies, and B2C and B2B midsize and small businesses in more than 40 industries. Before founding S. F. Marketing, I was Director of Marketing Services in another company providing marketing and copywriting services.

“Do you have any credentials or professional writing memberships?”
Yes, I’m a Certified Advanced Hypnotic Communications Writer by Global Sciences Foundation. My B.A. degree is a double major in English and Psychology from the University of Minnesota. I’m a member of American Writers and Artists Inc. (AWAI) and Professional Writers Alliance.

“How do you keep up with changes in communication and writing?”
Every year I attend numerous marketing and writing seminars, webinars and workshops. I subscribe to e-newsletters from the Direct Marketing Association, American Marketing Association, Target Marketing and others. I’ve also taken workshops and courses from top U.S. copywriters like Herschel Gordon Lewis, Bob Bly, Clayton Makepeace, John Carlton, Joe Vitale and others.

“What types of materials have you written?”
My experience includes all offline and online copywriting assignments. What sets me apart from other copywriters is my direct marketing/direct response experience and my ability to write clear, credible, persuasive copy that informs and drives sales. Additionally, I can write about a wide range of products and services, from the simple to the complex and technical.

Advertising and collateral materials, articles, brochures, broadcast commercials and scripts, catalogs, direct mail, manuals, newsletters, print ads, point of purchase materials, product literature, press releases, public relations materials, reports, sales letters, seminar or webinar materials, training materials, trade show materials and hand-outs, white papers, Web site landing pages, Web site content with search engine optimization, and lead generation programs.

What types of companies or industries have you written for?”
Accountants and CPA’s; Advertising agencies; Advertising specialties and promotional products; Aesthetician and skin treatments; Alternative healing therapies; Architects and planners; Attorneys; Auto body, paint and collision repair

Banking, Business coaching; Chemical products; Chiropractors; Clothing; Commercial building and office cleaning; Communications; Computer, Construction, Consumer products, Custom cabinetry; Direct marketing, Education

Employee benefits, Employment agency, Engineering, Financial services; Floral design; Food products and manufacturers; Food service; Franchises; Gardening; Graphic design

Hair styling salon; Health care; Home care; Home remodeling; Hospitality; Human resources; HVAC; Industrial equipment; Insurance; Interior design; Investment broker; Landscaping and design; Legal; Jewelry; Massage; Meeting and event planning; Mortgage banking

Non-profits; Office equipment; Office services; Custom and faux painting; Payroll services; Printing; Psychological/counseling; Publishing; Realtors; Restaurants; Retail

Sales training; Speakers; Spa services; Technology; Telecommunications; Towing; Travel; Tutoring; Web site design and development

“What do your clients say about your marketing and copywriting services?”
“Words mean something and if you want someone to understand your product, your service, your business, you want Sonia to write those words for you. Creative, strategic and just darn good and easy to work with! I had Sonia create my bio for a new website on which I’m featured. I could have spent hours trying to put into words what I do and how it is done. With no time and no creative bent myself, I let Sonia do the creating. Quick and the expense was minimal compared to what I feel my time is worth. I would highly recommend Sonia for all your marketing and advertising needs.”
— Dayna Murray, Realtor at Keller Williams Premier Realty

“Sonia worked with me to create a company brochure that rocked! I so appreciated her writing, skills and creativity.”
— Jane Phillips, Geyser

“Sonia wrote and edited copy for my website. She ensured that the content was web-friendly, distinguished my services from others in the same business and clearly explained the rationale behind her approach. I would recommend S.F. Marketing to any business owner who is short on time or expertise in this area.”
— Cathy Waldhauser, President, CHW Landscape/Design, LLC

“It is a pleasure for me to recommend your marketing, communications, advertising and copywriting services to growing companies. I personally have witnessed the high level of service you provide to your existing customers which is impressive, including APS Payroll Service.”
–R. J. Tony Antoine, President, APS Payroll Service

“What does it cost to hire you for a project?”
Once I know the scope of the work for any copywriting assignment, I’ll give you a proposal and quoted price. My “Schedule of Estimated Fees” gives typical prices for a variety of freelance copywriting projects.

“How long will it take you to write my copy?”
Usually I like to have 2-3 weeks for freelance copywriting assignments. That gives me time for research, to gather information; then write, polish, edit and revise until I’m happy with every word. Shorter assignments will take less time.

If the copywriting assignment is a rush project, just let me know that up front. If I accept the project, I guarantee that you’ll have the copy on your desk by the deadline or possibly sooner.

With every assignment, no matter what the deadline is, the copy I submit to you will be right. You can depend on it.

“What if we want to revise or change the copy?”
Additions, changes and revisions to the copy will be made quickly. These copy changes or revisions are included in the fee we’ve agreed to for the assignment, provided they are requested within 30 days of your receipt of the copy and are within the scope of the work agreed to for the project.

“What if I have other questions?”
For other questions, call me at 763-542-3830, or email me at slfortier@sfmarketing.biz. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have.

“How do I hire you to do a project for me?”
Request a quote. Then describe your copywriting project. Who is your target audience? What is the objective of your project…selling your product or service, providing information, making an announcement, etc.? After we agree on the scope of work, I’ll provide a written cost quote and letter of agreement. Your 50% payment and signed Letter of Agreement is authorization for me to proceed with your project.

 

If you have an immediate need for a freelance copywriter, call me right now at 763-542-3830, or email me with the details and your deadline at slfortier@sfmarketing.biz. There is no charge to discuss your project with you and give you a cost estimate. And, there’s no obligation to buy.

Testimonials

"I want to thank Sonia Fortier for the great work and advice she has provided for me and my company on our marketing plan.

She looks at things differently and has fresh ideas. I can have her help me roll out an entire marketing plan or she is happy to compose a simple letter that gets results.

Sonia is happy to help with small or large projects and has a wealth of suppliers at her fingertips. I feel confident when working with Sonia and highly recommend her and the services she provides. Thanks, Sonia!"

Robin Johnson

High Road Heating

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