Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I hire you?
Creative, passionate and dedicated, I’ll commit to the project and deliver high quality work on time and to budget. I listen carefully to client briefs, get to know the organisation, business or brand and deliver a practical, tailored solution that meets your needs. Is it accurate? Is it effective? Is it of high quality? Is it practical? These are all things that will be constantly running through my mind when I’m working on your project. I've got a wide range of experience providing marketing & communications support for business and organsiations of all sizes and in a variety of sectors. Take a look at my case studies for examples of projects and feedback from clients.
How do you charge?
All contracts will be discussed and agreed before work begins. Costs are dependant on the nature and scope of the work, as well as the length of contract. For some stand-alone jobs (such as proof-reading) I charge an industry standard hourly rate. For wider projects, most clients have a specific brief and budget in mind and I use a daily rate to cost out a job. Rates can be negotiated depending on length of contract. Hours can be worked flexibly to suit the nature of the work.
Where do you work?
I work with small, medium and large organisations and businesses throughout Cumbria and across the UK. Primarily, I am based in my home office in West Cumbria but I regularly attend meetings with clients at their chosen venue and some clients request that I spend some of my contracted time within their offices. Depending on the nature of the work I will work flexibly to suit your needs. I like to have at least some personal contact as it helps me to get to know the client and the organisation. This can of course be done electronically if it is not practical to meet.
When do you work?
I work flexibly, depending on deadlines and client availability. My availability will be discussed and agreed at the start of any contract. I’m BIG on communication and will keep in touch on a regular basis either by phone, email or in person. Unfortunately, as a small business I cannot offer a 24 hour service but I aim to answer all queries within 48 hours.
Length of contract / project?
This varies from client to client and depends entirely on the nature and scope of the work. There is no minimum or maximum length of contract. I can be contracted to deliver short, stand alone projects or I can provide ongoing support or consutancy services. Please talk to me about what you need and we can work out the most cost-effective and practical solution to ensure you achieve your objectives.
Do you do websites?
I can help you with ideas, concepts, mapping and content but I can’t carry out any of the web build, coding or SEO (Search Engine Optimisation). I may be able to signpost you to recommended associates and I am happy to work in partnership with your chosen specialist if required.
Do you do design?
I can help you write a design brief (instructions to a graphic designer) and can proof the finished product but I do not do graphic design myself. I have many years’ experience working in collaboration with designers and printers and am familiar with industry practices and standards. I may be able to signpost you to recommended associates and I am happy to work in partnership with your chosen specialist if required.
What sectors do you work in?
I have experience in the Arts, Media, Publishing, Voluntary and Offshore Energy sector – but I’m interested in new challenges. My skill set is transferable and can be used to create and connect across all sectors.
Call me to discuss your requirements on 07715 487 774