Why should you bother to pay money for a writer? Couldn’t you just do it yourself?
You could, but there are a few problems with doing it yourself.
The first is probably the most obvious and that is time. Writing is a fairly time-intensive practice. You might have the ability to write your own content, but do you have the time it takes to create and update new, engaging, SEO-friendly content on a regular basis? You might, or it might be more efficient for you to hire a professional writer to take care of the content while you focus on other aspects of your business, which brings me to the second problem with doing your own writing.
Lack of Professionalism
It won’t be professional and your readers will be able to tell.
Most people are able to string words together to form coherent sentences, but coherent is not the same as clear, concise content that flows well and holds the reader’s attention. That is a craft, and it may look easy, but that’s only because professionals, like myself, make it look easy. The fact is it’s a skill like any other and it has to be developed over time. If you haven’t put in the time and effort to hone this particular craft, your business will benefit more with content from someone who has.
Content Is Too Important To DIY
Your written content will be the first thing your audience sees and it will determine if they click that “Buy” button or move on to another site. If it doesn’t grab their attention right away and make them feel they absolutely MUST buy your product/service, then you’ve lost a potential customer.
On the other hand, a professional can write great content that caters to your audience and convinces them to click that button that takes them to the next step towards working with you.
Why You Should Hire Me
I have a proven track record of bringing in business for my clients. You can see some of my work on my portfolio as well as testimonials from just a few of my clients at the bottom of this page.
The following are some of the services I offer to help make your content the best it can be.
This is the most extensive service. It includes blog posts, articles, website landing pages, newsletters, B2B copywriting, etc. There are any number of instances in which content is essential. I can help you get your information out by crafting the message you want to convey in a clear and professional manner.
I know you don’t like talking about yourself. No one is comfortable trying to come up with a list of their best qualities, which is why you want to hire a professional writer to write your résumé for you.
After just a short interview I can craft a résumé that highlights your best attributes and grabs the attention of those hiring managers. Many recruiters and hiring managers admit most of the résumés they see are weak and fail to concisely convince them the applicant is right for the job. Résumés are just another form of content marketing, and that’s what I do best.
Prices start at just $100 for a standard, one-page resume, and go up for longer, executive-level resumes.
Need an extra pair of eyes for that novel? Short story? Blog post? Every writer benefits from having another writer look over their work. Whether you want some advice on structure and content, or just need a proofreader, I can give your writing that polished sheen it needs to give it that professional edge.
Babble to Prose
Can you talk all day, but words fail you when you have to write them down? If only there were a way to turn your speech into prose without making it sound like babble.
That’s where I come in. All you have to do is record your thoughts on your smartphone or other device. Send the audio file to me and I’ll return it to you in the form of sparkling prose.
It’s more than just a transcription service. It involves editing and formatting your speech into easy-to-understand prose and it’s perfect for everything from blog posts to books.
5 minutes of speech and under: $50
An additional $5 for every minute after the first 5.
You’ve heard it before: You should be on social media. It’s a great way to find your target audience, but boy is it time consuming! You have to come up with new bits of unique and engaging content to show your followers on a regular basis, and preferably on as many social media channels as possible.
Who has time for all that? You have work to do. You can’t spend all day on Twitter.
But by hiring me, you can have stellar content posted for your followers to see as often as you want. This will keep them engaged and remind them of your business for whenever they need your product/services while you focus on doing what you do best.
Why should you work with me? See what my clients have to say:
“Alison is a complete lifesaver! She understands how to write in my voice. She’s intelligent, learns quickly, and she gets the job done, especially when I need her most.” ~ Marla Sarris; Spyr Media
“I am so grateful for finding Alison and for her copy for my website. She was able to produce written pieces that fit extremely well in the context of my own site and my own writing, and she took each and every one of my concerns and wishes seriously, delivering rapidly and wonderfully! I would trust her again for countless projects thanks to her responsiveness, professionalism, and approach.” ~ Andy Torres; Mobius Theory LLC
“Alison Ver Halen has been my go-to writer for a great number of projects and I can’t say enough good things about her. Apart from her excellent writing, she is an immense pleasure to work with. I look forward to our next collaboration.” ~ Marc Liu; Gourmet Marketing
“Alison’s writing is always clear and engaging on the first draft. She works quickly and the blog posts she writes have effectively brought readers to the website and convinced them to do business with us.” ~ Terrence Buehler; Touhy, Touhy, & Buehler LLP