FAQ

Hello, I’m Sacha and I’m a freelance writer based in Calgary. I have been writing professionally since 2011, and switched to freelancing in 2016.

I write for home remodellers, home builders, contractors, brick and mortar stores, magazines, car dealerships, SaaS companies, and more.


Who My Services Are For

My writing services are wonderful for those who understand the importance of having a consistent and well-branded online presence.

They know that, in 2020, people want to connect with brands over being outright sold to. And a great way to do that is through compelling words published online.

They also know there is value in producing content, whether it’s a short article to be shared, social media to be seen, or a detailed ebook that shows you’re an expert in your field .


Who My Services Are Not For

Conversely, my services aren’t for everyone.

Producing online content may provide quick results, but it is a long term strategy.

So if you’re looking to double your sales tomorrow, blogs won’t cut it because their purpose is to warm people up to you to want to buy – whether that’s tomorrow, or a few months from now.

Also, companies evolve over time – iterating is likely a very good thing. But if you’re uncertain of your branding or business model and it changes every few months, you’re better off teaming up with a great UX person to do detailed research.

(Side note, I am also currently training in UX with Interaction Design Foundation to understand this side better).


Why I’m the Best Person For Your Content

  • I produce work on time, all the time. In the unlikely event there’s a minor delay, there’s a good reason for it and you will know as soon as possible.
  • Which brings me to point 2: I pride myself on communicating with my clients. I find it funny (but more sad) that freelance writers go cold and don’t write back. Writing is our job, no?
  • I’m an analytical creative. I’m a classically trained violinist with a finance degree. I’m a designer who knows my way around the technicality of a website. I write articles on picking out countertop materials, but mix in the human aspect of kitchen design. So if you want a writer that can mix both ‘left and right’ brain worlds, I’m your gal.

The Questions I Get Asked the Most Are…

  1. How much do your services cost?

    Let’s cut to the chase.

    I’ll tell you upfront, for a novice North American writer, you’re looking at 10 cents per word, and three dollars per social media post. So for a 600 word blog, you’re looking at $60 for someone just starting out.

    I’ve been at this for a few years now, and my blog rate starts at around 40 cents per word. My social posts start at $5 per post.

    There are a lot of factors that go into pricing, e.g., if you want me to advertise the blogs, manage/post your blogs or social media, if you want images, etc.

    Yes, you can get cheaper writing of Fiverr or Upwork, but I can almost guarantee it is a spun article (aka plagiarised) and/or exceptionally poor grammar.

  2. Do you do retainers?

    Absolutely. We all have budgets, and I have yet to meet a business that is happy with a bill that is higher than expected.

    I was previously a purchaser for a construction company, so know this pain all too well from the business side.

    That is why my rates are just a general estimate here, because I usually charge a flat rate for blogs, social media, newsletters, etc. If you choose to hire me, the rate is the rate with no surprises.

  3. I have a certain budget. Can you work something out with me?

    Quite possibly. Get in touch, and tell me what you’re thinking! We might be able to work something out, and if not, I can suggest alternatives for you.

  4. Can I see some writing samples?

    Yes, of course: here are some of the blogs I’ve written.

Have more questions?

You can contact me and I can explain a little more about how I work, and ask you a few questions too.

It we’re a good match, I’ll give you a couple of options and let you decide which is best for you.

If we’re not a good fit, I’ll try my best to make some alternative recommendations, or point you in the right direction.

Either way is fine with me, so let’s talk and see where it goes!