If I don't earn your 5* review, I don't earn - won't accept -your fee. I do not miss deadlines.
Shortly after I began to explore online freelancing, events of the past 2 years increased the demand among my external longstanding clientele. I'm back.
I published my 1st professional article at the tender of age of 15 for which I was paid $5.00.
When I first met my 4th wife (or 5th ... I forget) 20 years ago, she asked me what I did for a living. I replied, "I'm a writer." I was building a casino at the time, but against all odds she's still around and I'm still writing.
During the final 20 years of the 20th Century (pre-internet), as Senior V.P., I wore many hats in the recovery of "distressed properties":.. bankruptcies, foreclosures, administrative reorganization and construction. Throughout, writing & research were critical elements of a variety of disciplines & applications:
*Journalism: Op-Eds & Press Releases Among All Media
* Finance & Banking
* Regulatory Compliance
* Labor Law
* Marketing, Advertising & PR
* Vendor & Consumer Relations
* Real Estate
* In-House Legal Counsel
Outside the demands of my "day job", I produced a growing portfolio of articles and columns in trade, literary and journalistic publications.
Fast forward to 1999. My new bride and I agreed that extensive travel and 80-hour work weeks were not conducive to the successful future of a blooming romance and a 4th (or 5th ... I forget) marriage.
Toward a balance between home and office, I founded what is now the oldest & largest brokerage for wine storage equipment in the industry. During that time, I expanded the business into 3 related enterprises until I sold all of my interests and began peddling my words full-time in 2015.
I now write full-time. My ratings and successes span multiple online platforms, long-term/ongoing external clientele and publications ...'well into the 100's.
* Two B.A.'s: Political Science/ Philosophy (Tulane) & Journalism (U of Texas)
* M.B.A. (U.of Texas)
* J.D. (Law Degree) (U of MS)
* "Poker Theory & Analytics" (M.I.T.)
My clientele is worldwide. "Office Hours", locale and time zones are irrelevant. By appointment I am available 365/24/7.
I accommodate client convenience via any VOIP platform, phone or email.
I submit your finished work product BEFORE any “offers, “contracts” or payments are executed. I never “rush” a client or a project. My clients never pay, are never billed, until I deliver the quality and the results that they expect. Review and approve my work in advance, pay me later. Costs & results are specified & guaranteed, up front, with no surprises or disappointments after submission. I work on a "fixed fee" basis, not "hourly" or “per word”. I’m a writer, not a typist.
I'm not cheap, but I am pretty easy. In addition to my Portfolio here, I have 100’s of external “writing samples” (not subject to copyright or NDA restrictions) available upon request. Then again, previous topics, subject matter and applications are irrelevant. Over the decades, I’ve written just about everything but hot checks.
If we reach common ground, I prefer to submit a final draft, subject to your review and approval, as the ultimate "sample" ... only then can we decide whether I've met your expectations, have earned your fee, 5* feedback and should enter a "contract". Otherwise, "No harm, no foul" and we can part friends with no $ or services exchanged.
Yep, I'm just that confident. I submit your finished work product BEFORE any “offers, “contracts” or payments are executed. I never “rush” a client or a project. My clients never pay, are never billed, until I deliver the quality and the results that they expect.
I will not entertain any suggestion that we circumvent or go outside any of the online networks through which I work. Upwork, Guru and all the others provide valuable services. I gladly pay the fees and commissions that they charge me. As a matter of ethics and sound business practice, any offer to pay me directly will immediately terminate further discussion.