Kristine's words helped me make a $2500 sale the day I implemented her vocabulary into my sales script. (Price of Enhanced Sales Script: $220) -- Sheryl L. Lynn, CA
You work too cheap, Kris; put your price up, you are worth it. -- N. Flynn, Australia
You're a one of a kind genius. I love it, love, it love it. Your word pictures are equivalent to paintings by DaVinci. -- R. Harel, NY
5 Stars all the way. It's a pleasure to work with someone who has a high quality standard for their work. Highly recommend! --dkmarketing
Kris is definitely talking to YOUR audience. -- Weir Publishing
My sales have jumped since I added Kris's content. --Tom Kelly
Please review my profile & other particulars before inviting me to submit a quote.
You don't RISK your money (give up a dime) when you hire a professional copywriter. You MAKE money! (Your Return on Investment for evergreen copy should be enormous!)
Hi, Iím Kristine M. Smith, an on-call writer for business owners and entrepreneurs who need cash-yielding results.
I write captivating website content, articles, brochures, and other materials that promote my clientsí products and services to their target audiences.
Iím painfully aware that online, you have just eight seconds to capture your visitors. I donít squander themĖor a single second that follows.
If I can get as drunk on your cork as you are about what you do, I can write for you.
So let me ask you...
Are your marketing materials and website turning browsers into buyers, Looky Lou's into long-term loyalists who sing your praises online and off?
I've been among the top copywriters at Elance under "exemplary" and "professional" copywriters and among ALL top copywriters under "best match" for more than five years now.
Ted Crail, Pulitzer Prize nominee, called me "a helluva writer" and DeForest Kelley (Dr. McCoy on STAR TREK and my mentor in real life) launched my writing career. So if you're a Trek fan, please come see me first. I'll "transport" you!
INVITE me to quote on your project and I'll send you my Content Questionnaire so you'll understand (and provide) what a professional copywriter needs to know to serve you commendably.
How can I help YOU win today?
KRISTINE M. SMITH
COPYWRITER, AUTHOR and EDITOR
2012-2013 Winner, "50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading" (The Authors Show)
CELEBRATING SEVEN YEARS IN BUSINESS
Helping clients win clients since January 2007
Top 3 Reasons NOT to Hire a Professional On-Call Copywriter
1. No need for a writer/editor/author/ghost
2. Already hired an exemplary on-call writer
3. Can't afford reasonable professional fees
Please look up "professional copy writing fees" yourself online--just don't croak when you do! Most freelance professional copywriters charge $1 to $3 PER WORD (not a typo--per word)! I usually write upward of 500 words an hour and charge just $100/hour for "from scratch" copy writing--so do the math: get 500+ words for $100 from me or 500 words from someone else who's equally good for $500 or $1500--your choice! Just don't settle for less: a professional copywriter is worth far more than the price you pay--the value of our copy greatly exceeds the cost or we couldn't command these prices! Here's why...
Remember the LONG-TERM Return on Investment you'll reap from the evergreen copy you get from a true professional. (Evergreen copy is any copy that can be used for years running: web content, blogs, brochures, etc.) All evergreen copy, skillfully wrought, pays for itself repeatedly for as long as you keep it alive in cyberspace and elsewhere, making the price you paid a top professional to produce it for you seriously "reasonable"!
Because I love helping small businesses, I keep my rates as low as I possibly can (without losing my shirt, of course) here at Elance.*
Ads (Radio, TV, print)
Articles (free form, not to template)
Consulting (copy writing tips and tricks; marketing and PR wisdom)
E-books (copy writing only; formatting extra)
Editing (for spelling, grammar, punctuation, word choice and sentence structure)
Flyers (copy writing only; formatting extra)
Ghostwriting (you provide outline and talking points in some written form)
Newsletter writing (formatting extra) (you provide the news: I provide filler)
Press/media release writing (distribution not included)
Remedial writing (fixing ESL/offshore providers' first drafts or fiascoes)
Scripts (radio ads, telemarketing, on-hold messages, and more)
SEO keyword copy (up to two organic/grammatical keywords per 500 words)
A SPECIAL MESSAGE JUST FOR START-UP BUSINESS OWNERS & ENTREPRENEURS: Please be sure to watch my video on the Overview page.
Do you have the time and training to turn browsers into buyers? I DO!
You are indeed a master of your trade! The ads are wonderfully compelling and hit all the right notes. I wanted so much to click the site and contact myself! You are a gem. See ya Tuesday with a grateful check in hand. Love, Phyllis Kaplan (Canvassing, Closing and Trade Show expert)
I love how you write, Kristine - I love taking the time to read what you do with what [little] you are given. You amaze me! Thank you. I don't think I could give higher praise to any vendor we use - and we have 20-30 that we use regularly. There are gifts that God gives that cannot be explained by any man or science - they are living examples of a miracle, tangible to even the highest skeptic. I wish I could convey this in your words - I hope I have. This is what I think each time you submit any writing to us. We are blessed to count you as a partner. -- James Whelan, JCWhelan.com
Excellent Skills and a true understanding of what I was trying to accomplish. Thank you!!!!! Looking forward to more projects. -- Sheryl L Lynn
In addition to being a copywriter (on Elance and off), I'm the author of seven books. (Re: my two most recent titles at Amazon: SERVAL SON reached #2 and #4 in two niche categories√ā¬Ņanimal welfare/ Nature>Fauna; SETTLE FOR BEST: SATISFY THE WINNER YOU WERE BORN TO BE reached #1 in the Motivational Self-Help category).
Please check out my portfolio. "My Ideal Client" heads the list and will help you decide if I'm a good match for your project BEFORE you invite me to bid; how cool is that?! Also please review my client feedback and certified test results. I promise fast, reliable turnaround time--and I'm fun to work with!
More affordable than most highly-regarded copywriters, I focus on making sure you're 100% happy every time.
And I never outsource any of my projects: every word, in every project, is written by me.
I can send you a content questionnaire that will help you list everything I need to know to hit your project out of the ball park for you. In just 30-60 minutes, you'll make me the expert I need to be to help you win your niche, no matter how well known your competitors may be. INVITE ME TO QUOTE ON YOUR PROJECT and I'll send it along, FREE, so you'll know what a great copywriter needs to do an exemplary job for you. The Elance template falls short (by a LONG STRETCH!) in supplying you with a decent blueprint for this aspect of your search.
Ready to roll? Letís talk!
*Elance fees consume MORE THAN 15% of every project consummated here. (It's free to list your projects here, so we service providers pay all the fees that keep Elance in business.) The IRS takes another big chunk because freelance writers are self-employed and must pay 100% of mandated federal and state fees (Social Security, Medicare, etc.). So if you wonder why we good'uns charge what we do, now you know.
Please Note: I don't accept projects that require extensive review of audio or video source materials. I work only with written source materials unless the audio or video in question is three minutes in length (or shorter).
Master License -- Sole Proprietorship
2007 - 2008
Created riveting on-hold programs for hundreds of businesses nationwide; achieved record turn-around time on 99% of all projects assigned to me, causing a salesperson and my supervisor to exclaim, "How in the world do you manage that?!" Built amazing rapport with the same percentage of clients, including those one might deem "difficult" by being a good listener and an adequate reflector (and at times enhancer) of their visions for their programs.
2007 - 2008
Church For All Nations
2005 - 2006
Created bulletin, calendar and many fliers for "branded" megachurch and was one of three upper level proofreaders for all publications created at the church.
Warner Bros Studios
Executive Secretary/Newsletter Writer/Editor
1992 - 2003
I was employed at WB from 1992-1999 and then again from 2001-2003.
Number of Employees
Rule of thumb: Small writing projects (up to 1000 words) usually take fewer than two hours to complete if source materials/talking points are provided via bulleted lists, outlines, website URLs, or other written (not audio or video) manner.
Turnaround times depend on the project and how quickly an opening occurs in my copywriting schedule. Once underway on a project, I'm reliably among the fastest turnaround writers you'll find anywhere. I generally get it right the first time; very few clients request more than minuscule edits during the review/approval process.
On-Hold Concepts, Copywriter
On-Hold Concepts, Head Copywriter
Creation Entertainment, Co-Owner (with Gary Berman)
Adam can tell you about my speechwriting abilities, for those of you looking for an exceptional speechwriter.
Warner Bros. Studios, Retired VP