I used to promote this arrangement by saying that clients got “your own personal editor”! But one of the clients who used that plan to complete his personal history with me commented that it was like getting a monopoly on my time!
But, you do, basically, get our own personal editor—for real. You get a monopoly on my time, my attention, my services: you—and you, alone.
With this plan, you and your project receive my undivided attention. That’s right: only you and your team! As soon as I can wrap up or reschedule other projects and clear my calendar, I will be your own personal editor. This arrangement is particulary good if you are
- in need of a ghostwriter, a co-author, or a project editor or if you have
- in-depth research needs or are
- rushing to finish the current phase of a project.
Such duties can require a higher level of attention and a deeper level of commitment, from writer and editor, to be done properly—and the Monopoly Plan is one way to achieve both.
So, what’s the catch?
Unfortunately, this level of service does not come cheaply. (Remember, the two usual payment options—accepting a project quote or paying hourly fees—allow me to take on several projects concurrently to lower each writer’s costs.) The total obligation for the Monopoly Plan is $9,000 (plus predetermined expenses that we agree are reimbursable) for a three-month term, during which I will not take on any other projects.
Because I usually need to clear my schedule before we begin, an up-front non-refundable deposit of at least $500 is due on signing. Another $500 will be due as soon as I am able to devote my attention to your project. A payment schedule for the balance will be agreed to before we begin work.
Of course, the Monopoly Plan carries my usual guarantees, which allow you to escape at any time and requires you to pay only for the time used—even if we finish early!
If the Monopoly Plan is too scary or too much for your budget, contact us to see if you could get by with an hourly arrangement or our popular project-based plan. You might also be able to hire me as your temporary or on-call consultant!
If no option seems totally appropriate, let me know, and we can discuss a tailor-made solution.
At the-freelance-editor, we work with you—the author, the originator,
the content writer—and your team, to help you say what you want to say to the audience you want to reach.
So, get in touch—you won’t know how we can help you and your team until you do!
If you still have questions or concerns after exploring our site or if you’re ready to see how we can work together to reach your goals, contact us—whenever you’re ready.
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