Positively Editorial

Hiring a Writer

When is it time to hire a writer?
Simply put, it’s time to hire a writer when you have writing to do and, for whatever reason, you don’t want to/can’t do it yourself. Hiring a writer to take care of your project means it gets done quickly and professionally while you focus on what you do best – running your business.

Why choose Positively Editorial?
Whether your project is short or long-term, it’s important to work with a writer who understands your needs. For most clients, that means a writer who can match the style of your existing copy, clearly explain their editing choices, make good suggestions you might not have thought of yourself, and do all of that while still getting your project done efficiently.

I am an expert in style-matching who’s served as editor for dozens of different series. I’ve been praised by children and adults alike for my ability to break down the writing and editing process into easy-to-understand pieces. With over ten years of experience in product solicitations, marketing copy, and business proposals I’m adept at spotting potential improvements – and simple ways to implement them. That experience has also made me a fast writer and quick editor whether I’m working independently or collaboratively and on the spot.

What’s the difference between a writer, an editor, and a writing coach?
The difference is in the function performed, and it’s not uncommon at all to combine the positions. Maybe you have ideas but don’t know how to express them or don’t want to spend time putting them on paper yourself – that’s a job for a writer. If you’ve already got your ideas down but you’re feeling stuck or your words need a polish, what you want is an editor. A student still learning the ropes or an author in need of a sounding board and encouragement would hire a writing coach. If you’re unsure what’s right for you, just ask! It’s important to make sure you’re getting the services you need.

What does hiring a writer cost?
Unfortunately, since every project is different it depends entirely on what you need a writer for. That’s why I and every good freelancer offers free quotes. As a general rule of thumb, projects that take longer, require more expertise, or are needed in a rush will cost more. If you have a tight budget, mention that when requesting a quote and we can discuss what options might work for you without breaking the bank.

How do I hire you?
I am available both for business services and as a writing coach. Drop me a note with the details of your project at lisa@positivelyeditorial.com or fill out the simple request form below.

Quotes and consultations are always free, but they’re more accurate with more details. Good details to include are what your project is, the service requested, your deadline, the scope of the project, and your planned budget.