Below you can find answers to common questions about my business writing services. If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, please contact me.
In the vast majority of cases, first rights or exclusive online rights are all you need, and that’s what my advertised rates cover.
Just to be clear, not transferring my copyrights does not mean I will turn around and re-sell content or copy as it was delivered to you. In fact, I’ll never do this. It wouldn’t be good for me professionally to do that to my clients.
What it does mean is my copyright in my work is protected. That’s essential in my line of work as a specialized professional writer, as copyright covers derivative works. Within a specialty, work for different clients can be similar in nature, and this protects my ability to cover the same topics without fear of similarity being a copyright infringement. (I never use my work for past clients as direct source material for work covering similar topics for new clients.) It also protects my ability to work with other clients in my specialty area, which protects my independent contractor status, which in turn protects my clients.
If you need additional rights, you can request them and I’ll offer a quote. But note it is extremely rare that I’ll take on a content writing or blogging project with full copyright transfers.
I’ve been a freelance writer since 1999, and I have a formal education not simply in English, but rather in my area of specialty (Public Relations and business). Because my business content writing is based on a combination of my education and my practical experience as a business owner and freelancer, I’m able to produce well-written business content and copy quickly, without having to base it entirely on researching the work of others.
Where other, generalist, content writers often provide rewritten material (a type of copyright violation called a “derivative work” if this is done without the original creator’s permission), or articles simply piecing together information from a few sources on the Web, you never have to worry about that when ordering professionally-written business content from me.