GETTING TO KNOW ME
I’ll be happy to take any interviews in person, by phone or via Skype (though if you insist on Skype video, please give me an advance notice so that I can tidy up my office), even if these interviews are just preliminary. If you need any other additional material or references, just ask; I’ll provide them.
In order to do the best possible job I can at the best possible price, I will need a detailed and thorough briefing, either verbally, in writing oder both. I will ask many questions that may even go beyond the project – I am a curious person and I learned the hard way that, when dealing in creative communications, you’ll never know enough. I have prepared a general template for briefings. One customer asked me to do this and I found that it has become a valuable tool not just for me but for all stakeholders involved). So I put it up in the Downloads section, in case you are interested.
Based on the briefing and our mutual agreement what my task in the project will be, I will put together a detailed quote. Hopefully, we agree on a fixed price without any hidden costs or any extra charges. If we agree on the quote, I’ll usually present a suggestion for a timetable and ways of collaboration.
As the projects I work on are always a team effort, my first task will be to establish lines of communication to all involved parties. I will either link myself into an existing network, or, if necessary, I will create one. After that, we will use every tool necessary to keep in touch and create a solid working relationship.
THE SUCCESSFUL ENDING
I will not stop working until we reach the goals we have set for ourselves. Only after that, I will write the invoice. Though, in long-term projects me may need to agree on a retainer.