What’ll it cost?

Many structures are available to suit your needs. Eg:

  • hourly
  • daily
  • capped
  • job-based
  • discount packages
  • per word (editing/proofreading)

Prices start from 1p per word/£10 per hour for individuals and charities.

Five pounds rolled into a mug showing how low cost and affordable Dipitus Writing Services is

My prices are extremely competitive as I have minimal overheads and genuinely want to help small businesses with tight budgets.

This in no way reflects my skill or the quality of the work and care and attention that you receive.

Copywriting/editing

For £25 per hour, I can flesh out your draft and help with your structure, phrasing, and ‘punch’, whether it be for marketing materials, press releases, reports etc.

I can research and write search engine optimised (SEO) content with some marketing 'spin' for your website, blogs and social media posts.

Content marketing gets three times more leads than paid search advertising.  It's also a great way to boost search engine rankings.  So writing blogs is a highly cost-effective means of marketing your business.

Examples of job-based costs are:

  • Blog (600-800 words researched and written) - £50
  • Blog with licensed images - £60
  • SEO blog - £75
  • SEO html-coded blog (for rapid publishing) - £10
  • Social media posts - £10 each

Discount Packages:

  • 4 SEO blogs (600-800 words) - £260 (reduced from £300)
  • 4 SEO blogs and 1 promotional social media post for each blog - £290
  • 8 SEO blogs - £500 (reduced from £600)
  • 8 SEO blogs and 1 promotional social media post for each blog - £560

 

Website building

£200 / £25 per hour

DIY websites are made to look easy but they're not.

I have experience building WordPress websites, like this one, and also have skills in html/css coding.

A basic website for £200 is information-based, rather than sales, and will include a homepage and subsequent top-level pages depending on your needs.  I can advise on additional work, and refer you to excellent specialists if required.

I also provide adhoc assistance with your DIY WordPress website for £25 an hour.

Domain names and hosting aren't included, but I can purchase these for you (approx £150).

Advisory Report

Starting at £150 depending on quantity of materials.

I can analyse your existing communications such as your website, emails, blogs, brochures, social media and adverts and write an advisory report with recommendations.

Proofreading

  • 1p per word for individuals and not-for-profit organisations (equivalent to £10 per hour)
  • 2p per word for businesses

I will check and mark up your essay, report, advertising, web content, social media posts or other communications to highlight typographical, spelling and grammatical errors to ensure you’ve not made any embarrassing mistakes.

I can mark up hardcopy to BS5621 standard, or make corrections within Word using track changes and comments.

Your business, your vision, your voice

Your voice is your first USP (unique selling point) so I prefer to have a verbal chat with you to get a feel for who you are, what your business does, what it means to you and what you want to achieve.

Once I have your brief, I will write your content specifically for you so it sounds like you and stays true to your vision.

Terms and Conditions

Payment

There is a £20 minimum charge per job/invoice.

I’m not registered for VAT and my payment terms are 7 days from the invoice date.

Hourly rates are rounded up to the nearest quarter hour.

For jobs priced above £75, I will invoice for half of the agreed amount upfront.  I won’t start work until I receive this payment.

I will invoice for the balance once the work has been completed (including changes as below).  If I have not received any feedback or comments within two weeks of submitting work to you (at any stage - the initial draft or subsequent edits), I will consider the work has been completed to your satisfaction and will send my final invoice.

Deadlines

Deadlines are important to me, and to you.  Please ensure you supply information/materials, feedback, and payment on time.  I can't help missing a deadline if you do.

Changes and revisions

For fixed-price agreements, I do have to limit the time I spend rewriting and editing.

For proofreading and editing, I will re-read your amended copy and suggest any further changes as necessary.

For copywriting and web services we will agree on any subsequent changes to my draft twice.

This only applies up to the point where you sign off my work, publish it or begin using it on your live website.

Copyright

Once full and final payment is received, copyright of the work I produce is automatically assigned to you.  Until then, copyright of the work remains with me.

I do reserve the right to display and link to your completed project as part of my online portfolio. (Though this is good for your Google ranking.)

If I have not received any feedback or comments within two weeks of submitting work to you (at any stage - the initial draft or subsequent edits), I will assume you are happy the work has been completed and will invoice for the remaining balance.

Cancellations

If you wish to cancel after agreeing that I start work, I reserve the right to charge for any work that I have already done.

In the event that I have lost other work in the expectation of working for you, I will provide evidence of the financial loss and charge you the total cost that we had agreed on.

Liability

I will do my best to ensure all facts and statements in my work are true and that it doesn’t infringe upon any copyright or other right of a third party.

However, I can't be liable to you, or any third party, for damages, including lost profits, lost savings, complaints, claims, litigation or other incidental, consequential or special damages which arise regarding this assignment.