Q: Who are you?
A: I'm Alex Wagner, a freelance writer, copywriter, ghost-writer and editor based in New York City. I write for successful businesses around the world. Please check out my About page for more personal background.
Q: What's your experience as a writer?
A: I started my writing career as a video producer, writing video marketing scripts for corporate and small business clients. For the past two years, I was a content strategist and video producer at Republic Property Group, one of the fastest-growing land developers in North Texas. While there I conceived and executed video marketing campaigns, of which writing was a crucial component, writing on-screen narration, social media content, and video treatments for over 50 pieces of video content.
I'm also a book author, having published my first book on Amazon last year. It's called Don't Do What I Did: An Honest Guide to Freelancing in Film and Video.
With over a decade of writing content for the web and for businesses, I understand what it takes to deliver your message to potential customers.
Q: Can I look at some of your previous work to get an idea of the quality and style of your writing?
A: You can see samples of previous work on my Portfolio page.
Q: How much do you charge?
A: Fees depend on the type of writing required. I quote each project at a flat rate, as opposed to an hourly one. I find it's better to give a client the specific cost for a project, it makes everyone more comfortable
Q: Do you require a deposit?
A: To get started, I ask for 30-50% deposit of the total project fee. This is the copywriting industry standard, and serves two useful purposes: 1) it shows that the client is serious and 2) it gives me an impetus to get to work — I want the client to get their money's worth!
Q: What exactly is copywriting?
A: My definition of copywriting is "writing for business purposes, often to sell a product or a service". I write for B2B and B2C-facing businesses.
Do you take on rush jobs?
A: Occasionally. When I do I charge a rush-fee, in which my normal rates double.
Do you provide free samples?
A: No. I write full-time for a living, and so am unable to provide prospective clients with "trial" samples of my work. Please see my portfolio or contact me with any questions.
Q: So how do I get a quote?
A: It's very simple — just email me and I will respond with a few basic questions about the size and scope of your project. Thanks!