With an ever-growing list of repeat clients, there is almost never an idle moment in the Document Perfection office.
Well, today I found one of these rare idle moments and put it to good use. Although not exhaustive, I’ve put together a page that showcases the logos of some of my favourite repeat copywriting clients. The only issue is that I KNOW I’ve left many, many valuable clients out, so to them I pass on my apologies and vow to keep updating the list in real time … so long as I get an idle moment or two here and there.
Want to add your business’ logo to my list? All you need is a blog, article, page, press release or some other document for me to whip up or perfect.
Click here to see the new clients page (preview below) for real.
Many of you may not know this, but while I have been hard at work every day this year establishing dp.com as a destination for perfect copywriting and proofreading, I have also been keeping my other entity – a now almost 18-year-old online sports news service – in daily operation.
People who know me understand that while I like to play hard on my bike and on the running trails every single day, I also hardly ever take a day off from work – for any reason.
This year, I’m having a few days off. I’m locking the door on my office today, and I don’t imagine that I’ll unlock it again until the New Year.
Still, don’t hesitate to get in touch to check if I’m ready to pop my head back over the parapet.
To all of my clients and friends, have a peaceful Christmas, a happy New Year, and a truly prosperous 2018!
I blog whenever I get time – and that’s not often. And it’s not really now.
It’s a bit of a habit to pretty much never turn down work, but as my tally of regular clients increases, it’s sometimes hard to schedule lunch let alone a reflective piece about the day’s achievements.
So what did I churn out or complete today?
Two pieces for a new client – an investing app targeted for Millennials. The first was about how young people can give back to their community this Christmas, and the second was an appeal to these Millennials to capitalise on their most valuable asset: time.
I completed a 3-day job for another new client – a well-known comparison website. This 1000 word page was all about what the bustling Aussie market of hatchback cars looks like.
I then made plans for the next 6 days (including the weekend). I have 5 blogs and 1 landing page to complete for regular clients, as well as my 2 weekly news items for an Australian cruise company.
Worried you’re going to jam up my diary if you get in touch and place an order? Don’t be. I’ll slot you in somewhere.
It’s a good job copywriters regard their job as a special brand of fun. Otherwise, helping businesses get the copy they need would seem like actual work.
Yesterday, a digital marketing agency asked me to write about the effectiveness of landing pages – those internet-ty places you ‘land’ on after clicking on an ad or a Google link.
And today, I crammed in 2 important copywriting tasks alongside my usual grind. First (and don’t you dare snigger) I became an expert about stylish and practical dresses for beach weddings. Because, yanno, good male copywriters know all about that sort of girly stuff. Or, more accurately, we know how to find out how to know all about that sort of girly stuff.
Finally, with an hour to spare in the day, I finished with a job for a regular client – a specialist company in corporate intelligence. Specifically, I was writing all about the exciting awesomeness *insert bemused-faced emoji here* of Big Data. Not sure what it is? Think of something REALLY boring instead. Multiple it by 10. You’ve got it!
Luckily, a good copywriter will absolutely LOVE the challenge of writing all about your borin …er… FASCINATING topics. Nothing is too hard, too technical or too mundane. Every opportunity to write is another opportunity to perfect our craft.
I just love copywriting, and I’m in the privileged position of now having lots and lots of regular clients who get me to do most of their stuff whenever they need.
My first job today was a piece explaining the benefits of beautiful teak for luxury outdoor furniture. Did you know a lot of teak furniture is actually made out of sustainable, reclaimed wood that was once a grand ship?
Job # 2 was for an investment delegation company, explaining the pros and cons of the various options for investing your hard-earned cash.
And my final job was for a regular client that gets me to update their online content when necessary. Today’s task was a re-write of the description for a beautiful 1 bedroom luxury villa in Seminyak, Bali – just like this one.
Yesterday was so busy a day in the dp.com office that I’m only just getting around to writing about it.
Most of the time, a typical day of copywriting, proofreading and editing looks much like any other. Briefs and documents come in, magic is worked upon them, clients say “cheers” and we move on.
But yesterday was a little different. Most days, I learn something. But yesterday I learned more about camel milk than I thought imaginable as I proofread a scientific journal report based on meticulous scientific research. I’ve had similar jobs over the desk before, but some are just particularly memorable thanks to a cool combination of a genuinely interesting topic, a document format that challenges me, and insight into someone else’s specialty and passion.
The second job was also an urgent proofread – this one about teaching methods for kids from diverse backgrounds. In total, 7000 words were proofread in just a few hours.
Got something you need an experienced writer to check is definitely ready for submission? It’s been my business for 17 years and I can get it done within hours and for as little as $50. Get in touch.
As someone who has either been studying or been self-employed for the last 20 years, I understand that sometimes you just need someone to help you out RIGHT NOW. No ifs, no buts and no begging.
That’s why I didn’t hesitate at 4pm on Saturday when an Adelaide University student asked if I could proofread his 4000 word essay before a midnight deadline. I said “no probs” – and didn’t charge a cent more just because it was an urgent job on a weekend when, let’s face it, I would rather have walked out of the office on time.
But, often in life, that’s just not the way things work out. And I really get that.