Seeking a Business Writing Expert
Hello, I currently run a consulting firm and have some ongoing business writing needs. I've chosen a few Elancers' profiles that I think might be a fit, and yours is one of them.
I am looking for a business writing expert to edit, proofread, and improve the writing of some business reports that my firm produces around once every 4 to 8 weeks, sometimes more frequently. These business reports contain the findings, results, conclusions, and recommendations of surveys that we send out on behalf of our clients. The reports are already written, but need to be edited for grammar, spelling, and style.
I'd like these reports to be very readable and sound professionally-written: I've always held in high regard the research reports written by Forrester, The Economist Intelligence Unit, Gartner, Nielsen, etc. and would like my firm's reports to one day approach their level of excellence in writing.
If interested in taking on such an assignment, could I ask you to please provide me some answers to the following?
* My #1 question is around the confidentiality and security of the materials that need to be proofread. I treat my clients' confidentiality with the utmost respect, and to that end, could you share with me any assurances regarding your ability to keep materials confidential and protected from leaking out?
* The reports we produce are typically 15 - 25 pages long, but usually 300 words or less per page due to large font size and formatting. Around how many days would you need to proofread such a report before sending it back to us? And approximately how many billable hours of yours would such a report require (feel free to give a range)?
* Can you please confirm your hourly rate?
* I have a standard contract that covers confidentiality, compensation, etc. etc. that I ask everyone I work with to sign. If we move forward, I'll send you a copy of it to review.
Thanks very much for taking the time to read and go through this. I look forward to hearing back from you.