the-blog-editor answers some questions
You know your audience, and you know what you want to say. So, you go ahead and do the writing; then, let the-blog-editor assist you—with research, logic, grammar, and polish. Your blog entries and posts to social media pages will be their best.
As the-blog-editor, I will generally rely on you to create the words you want to use in your writings—that is, unless I am also ghostwriting for you. Whatever our arrangement, below are some answers to general questions that you may have . . .
You mentioned you could help with “social media entries”—what does that mean?
Part of a strong social media presence is posting information to social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and a host of other local, specialty, and niche sites—whatever places you use to find and stay in contact with your “people” or clients. That information needs to be just as polished and understandable as content you post to your website and blog, whether it is original content to your pages or a comment on another page.
Can you help with e-newsletters? They’re almost the same, aren’t they?
Yes, e-newsletters (or electronic newsletters) and even paper-based newsletters are really just off-line versions of blogs. So, whether it’s an e-newsletter or a print publication makes no difference—to tell the truth, I’ve been doing print newsletters since the mimeograph days, and writing for weblogs is the very same process.
You said you won’t write my blog post for me?
the-blog-editor can write your posts for you; however, as I’ve said elsewhere, you are really the expert when it comes down to knowing your content and your clients. That’s why I would rather work with you to say what you want to say—but after you’ve said it! If you really do want me to do the writing for you, I will be glad to fix you up with a professional ghostwriter.
GETTING STARTED WITH the-blog-editor
Editing your blog post, e-newsletter, or social media entry usually takes only a few hours, especially if you are a retainer client or if you’ve warned the-blog-editor in advance that the message is coming.
But, how do we get started? And, how does the process work?
Here is an outline of the process your post will go through:
- Write the rough draft for the message you want to post as
- an entry for your blog
- a comment to someone else’s blog
- content for your Facebook page
- content for your LinkedIn page
- a story for your Instagram feed
- Send your draft (by e-mail) to the-blog-editor:
- e-mail your rough draft as text within your message
- attach it as a plain-text file to your e-mail message
- When your message arrives, the-blog-editor will look over your draft and provide an estimate and schedule for performing your edit. (If you are a retainer client, your draft will skip this step.)
- Once you accept the estimate and agree to the schedule, your edit will be completed. (If you are a new or irregular client, prepayment may be requested; pricing and payment arrangements are discussed below.)
- Your edited draft will be returned to you for your review and revision. (One revised draft will be reviewed one time, at no additional cost, by the-blog-editor).
What will your services cost me?
To a degree, just as writing and editing jobs vary in complexity and amount of investment, so do projects related to blogging and social media posting. However, blog-related work is often more predictable and standardized.
Most blog posts and social media entries (of roughly 250 to 300 words) can be edited for a flat rate of $50 each—a rate that is negotiated during steps 3 and 4 above. Posts with higher word counts should be submitted so we can provide an estimate on cost and timeline for completion; work will not begin until you approve expense and schedule.
Once you have determined how many posts you want to complete in a week, month, or quarter, contact us so we can negotiate a regular payment amount and a predictable cycle for submission and completion. Additional perks for retainer clients include
- your blog entries, social media posts, and e-newsletters will be handled on a priority basis;
- your monthly fees are constant as long as the quantity and quality remain constant (however charges can be adjusted to allow for flexibility during your slow months); and
- you receive priority treatment with ghostwriting jobs and other personal and business editorial needs you may have.
If you wish the-blog-editor to actually upload your post, an additional fee of $50 will be added the first time we log in and access your account; thereafter, a $15 fee will be added to each subsequent post to the same account. These charges can be added into retainer fees or billed separately.
Once an entry or article is posted, you are entitled to one “adjustment”—change or update—without charge.
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