FAQ about the freelance English copywriter in Hong Kong

Do you accept briefs from agencies?

I currently have an exclusive relationship with one agency so I can’t work with you myself. Contact me anyway as I know other experienced English copywriters who may be able to help you.

What do you charge?

That depends entirely on the job. Copywriting work usually attracts higher costs than editing or reporting work though because experienced copywriters are harder to find.

Can you meet my deadline?

I can work fast but I don’t like to rush. More time almost always means better quality. Tell me your timing and I’ll tell you what to expect.

What sort of stuff have you written copy about?

Everything from dinosaur skulls to executive aircraft, from fashion to fundraising. Let’s see, lots of technology, tourism, real estate, financial services and logistics. I like to work on projects where strong messages really add value.

How many revisions will you do?

My quote includes as many revisions as it takes. However if your brief changes, I may have to change the quotation.

Are you a journalist?

Strictly speaking, no. But I have written many feature articles, and may accept an assignment from time to time.

Do you do proofreading?

The work I do for you will be pretty well proofed before you get it. I’m not a proofreader myself, but I can help you out there if necessary.

What hours do you work?

I’m in Hong Kong, a timezone about 12 hours ahead of New York and eight hours ahead of London. Why work all night to meet some crazy deadline when I could do it?

Do you write UK English or US English?

I’m comfortable working in either.

Can you help me with my marketing/advertising strategy?

Sure. I’ve worked on numerous communications strategies at chairman/CEO level.

How can I get started?

First you tell me a little about what you want. I’ll ask you a few questions and give you a price and delivery time.

How do I pay you?

I work to an advance progressive payment schedule. Projects are divided into phases corresponding to payment. Work starts upon payment. I apologise if this is inconvenient, but I don’t have the resources to chase unpaid invoices. You can pay direct to a HSBC company account via a range of popular services, or via PayPal.