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Welcome to our “Frequently Asked Questions” section! Here are the answers to the questions we get the most often…

What can I expect from working with you?

You can expect professionalism, passion, and compassion. We like to approach our clients as collaborative partners. After all, we’re working together towards the same goal!

You can feel confident your project will receive the same level of attention and priority we would give to our own.

Your success is our success. Whether your focus is people or planet, we want to help you improve the world.

If you want to understand what it’s like to work with us, from a logistical perspective, take a look at our Do-Gooder Method.

How long will it take for you to complete my project?

We can’t answer that without more information. It varies depending upon project type and your position in our schedule.

Rest assured, your contract will include a timeline with milestones and benchmarks to keep your project on track. We’ll negotiate the scheduling with you to make sure you meet your deadlines and we can deliver.

What do your fees include?

Your final fees will include everything necessary to craft marketing copy that can get results: research, writing, copy editing, and one round of revisions. We don’t like surprises any more than you do, so everything will be included in your contract.

To see the ranges of our writing fee schedule, click here.

Why do you need to do research for my marketing copy?

Writing without research is a shot in the dark based on a guess of where (and who) the target is. We don’t like those odds!

Our research helps us create compelling and strategic copy to increase your visibility, position you as the go-to expert, and persuade your prospect to buy-in.

We’ll research your business, product, offer, competitors, positioning in the market, and target audience.

Depending upon the project, we may also recommend interviews to give us other insights we can’t get elsewhere.

What if I need more revisions?

Of course! You can always contract our services for as many additional rounds as you like.

Can you work within my budget?

We have creative solutions for most budgets.

Some of our clients do most of the leg-work themselves and we edit it. Others want to outsource everything to us. We’re happy to work with you to negotiate a solution that works for your situation.

What is “psychology-driven copy”?

We start with understanding of your target audience’s point of view and priorities. Then we figure out how your product/service fits into your prospect’s decision tree. Finally, we write marketing copy tailored to your audience with proven behavioral triggers.

You might think of us as a marriage counselor, prompting action and change, in your client relationships.

We look at your prospects’ experiences, viewpoints, and motivations. By knowing how your offer relates to their perspectives, we can create marketing that feels personally relevant to your readers. And, by using behavioral triggers, we can prompt them to take action.

Do you have a psychology background?

Yes, Rebekka was formally trained in graduate level Clinical Psychology programs at Argosy University (Seattle) and Seattle Pacific University. She also briefly worked as a PsychoSocial Rehabilitation Specialist in Idaho.

Her training has informed her approach to developing inclusive marketing copy, accounting for diverse populations, backgrounds, and abilities.

How do you communicate with clients?

You will have a 24/7 connection to us through our client portal on HoneyBook. We primarily use e-mail and scheduled video calls to communicate. Our asynchronous communication methods allow us to be available to clients all around the globe.

Video calls are offered through Zoom and we always make automatic captions available. We will ask you to keep your video feed on so we can give you our full attention and lip read (caption use reduces our ability to listen). But, if our video feed is distracting for you, we will be happy to turn it off at your request.

What subjects do you write about?

Almost anything but crypto…

We’ve worked with subjects related to education, human resources, history, jewelry, mental health, finances, e-commerce, and more! Our interests are diverse, so we’re game for almost anything.

Can I see samples of your past work?

Of course! You may see some of Rebekka’s writing samples on her Google Drive.

Do you have an hourly or day rate?

This depends upon the type of work. Our writing contracts are priced per-project. But a marketing consulting call, for example, will have an hourly rate.

What kinds of diversity are represented in your copy?

We check for bias related to age, developmental or acquired disability, religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic status (or background), sexual orientation, indigenous, nationality, and gender.

That said, we are not experts in any population. We recommend you always run your marketing initiatives by DEI professionals and test campaigns on the diverse demographics you are targeting.

Are you a member of any marginalized populations?

Yes. Currently all of our workers (including contractors) belong to at least one marginalized community, including BIPOC (this includes our owner who is multiracial with white privilege), neurodiversity, disability, and LGBTQIA+.

How many people work at Do-Gooder Copywriting?

We’re small but mighty. Most of the business is run by our owner, Rebekka Van Der Does. Plus we have a regular contractor who specializes in copy editing, proofreading, and graphic design. We also sometimes retain an internet researcher.

Of course, sometimes additional services are needed. When a client needs us to handle something like web design, we’ll sub-contract with other trusted professionals.

Whenever possible we partner with contractors from marginalized communities.

Do you only work with businesses that have an altruistic component?

Our primary criteria is that our clients must have some area in which they are trying to improve life for people and/or planet.

If your businesses supports union workers, environmental sustainability, living wages, BIPOC folks, LGBTQIA+ rights, disability inclusion, etc. we should talk…

But, if you’re like Elon Musk or voted for the 45th President of the United States (Trump)… we probably won’t be a good fit.

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