Rates

My rates are based on the those established by the Editorial Freelancers Association and can be viewed by clicking the association logo on the left.

I negotiate discounted rates and manageable fee structures with clients all the time, and the factors that govern these discounts are rather straightforward.  A single, 500-word blog post, for example, is going to cost $50, but customers who contract for a steady supply of posts on an ongoing basis may pay as little as $30 per post, depending on the following additional factors:Degree of technical difficultyAmount and type of research requiredTurnaround time

New clients may be asked to provide a retainer before I begin work, depending on the client’s notoriety and the type of content required. 

I provide expert and original content development and editing services, but this doesn’t mean I’m expensive. In fact, my rates are on the low end of the scale. It does mean that I put professional effort into my work and expect to be paid on time, every time.  If I work for you, I will not waste your time. Retainers are a barrier to those who would waste mine. Conversely, some clients are whales, and every freelancer wants to land a whale. If your company falls into that category, you can be sure my quotes will be baited with a discount.

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Experience

NOTABLE WRITING EXPERIENCE

European Stars and Stripes — Darmstadt, DE
Produced news, feature and investigative reports for Germany-based American newspaper.

The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Produced news, feature and investigative reports for daily American newspaper.

Ruston News Group — Ruston, LA, USA
Editor for weekly newspaper published in rural North Louisiana.

NOTABLE TECH PROJECTS

WPMU DEV, Incsub, LLC — Documentation developer
Mar 2018 - Aug 2020
Developed usage documentation and provided general editorial support to international WordPress development, hosting and support company.

William Allison - A Law Firm — Business Development Project Manager
Nov 2015 - Nov 2016
Responsible for evaluating, purchasing and implementing technology solutions to enhance the law firm’s business development and practice management systems. My areas of responsibility were twofold: modernization of the firm’s electronic case management system and building an online marketing presence that generated quality case leads.

Carrollton Group — Technical Writer
Oct 2014 - Nov 2015
Documented testing procedures for the Deepwater Horizon Claims Center online claims processing network of sites.

Industrial Training Institute — Technical Writing Instructor
Aug 2011 - May 2013
Developed a comprehensive technical writing training program for technical college students entering the industrial, medical and information technology fields.

Georgia Pacific — Training Documentation Specialist
Aug 2009 - Dec 2010
Developed training documentation and testing materials in support of project to migrate GP's massive training program to an online environment.

EDUCATION
LSU — Mass Communications
Baton Rouge, LA

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