FAQ

1. What do you specialize in?

2. What do you mean by “creative lives”?

3. What types of writing products have you worked on?

4. I’m a good writer myself.  Why should I hire you?

5. How do I communicate with you?

6. Do you have examples of your work?

7. How do you charge?

8. What payments do you accept?

9. Where did you find the website header?

1. What do you specialize in?

I help people living creative lives find the words, time, and focus to support their projects. My particular expertise is in writing, and that can include anything from brainstorming and organizing ideas to streamlining procedures to presenting marketing materials.

2. What do you mean by “creative lives”?

“Creative lives” means living outside the traditional 9-to-5 format, whether that’s working on murals or running your own home business.  My clients often work as artists, writers, coaches, therapists, healers, solopreneurs, and entrepreneurs.  Creativity is, in my mind, part of any successful business however, and I’m happy to work with larger businesses as well.

3. What types of writing products have you worked on?

Short answer: lots.  Longer answer: I’ve worked on

  • bios
  • blog posts
  • articles
  • workbooks
  • media kits
  • press releases
  • training guides
  • portfolios
  • artist statements
  • user manuals
  • reports
  • applications
  • novels
  • short stories
  • brochures

and many other items.  If you don’t see what you’re looking for on the list, ask me.

4.  I’m a good writer myself.  Why should I hire you?

You may be a great writer – fantastic!  You may not have the time for writing.  If your writing project keeps slipping to the bottom of your To Do List, it’s not actually getting done.  Hiring me means committing to the project and finishing it so you can profit from it.  Yes, it costs you money to hire me, but it also costs you money NOT to hire me.  Let me give you an example.  Say you contract me to create that eBook you’ve been meaning to get to for the last year that you plan to sell for $10 on your website.  If that eBook sells 25 copies a month, that’s $3,000 over the course of a year – $3K that you’re not earning while your eBook and good ideas linger at the bottom of the To Do List.

5.  How do I communicate with you?

The easiest way to reach me is via email (cynthia.daffron@gmail.com).  I’d be happy to arrange a time to chat on the phone too.

6.  Do you have examples of your work?

Certainly!  Check out the portfolio link above for a variety of pieces, or ask me for other items.

7. How do you charge?

I charge by the hour or by the project — we can discuss what makes the most sense in your case.  Generally, I invoice monthly for work performed the previous month unless other arrangements are specified in our contract.  Larger contracts may require a deposit and have a payment schedule tied to milestones.

8. What payments do you accept?

I accept checks and payment through PayPal (which accepts credit cards).

9. Where did you find the website header?

I painted it!  It’s a portion of a painting called “Directional.”  You can see a complete photo of the painting on my personal blog, http://www.artfulmistakes.com/p/paintings.html.

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