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Reduced Rates for Writing and Editing Services During Pandemic

July 8th, 2020

Reduced Rates for Writing and Editing Services During Pandemic

Temporarily Reduced Rates for Writing and Editing Services

My standard hourly rates vary, depending on the complexity of the project, the amount of research involved, and other variables. However, I now have reduced most fees and rates for you as my contribution during these hard economic times. Feel free to go to MyPersuasivePresentations.com website for details about the many kinds of writing and editing services I offer.

Now, Let’s Talk About Fees


For “light editing,” I charge $30/hour with a minimum charge of 1-hour. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, I have reduced my “heavier” writing and editing rates also to $30 an hour for Spring and Summer 2020. That rate is about half my usual fee and is the fee charged by beginning writers. I’m not a beginner, so this is a good deal for you.

As any writer/editor or project manager knows, writers are charging for their research, meeting, and writing time, as well as for their expertise. So, aside from the actual research and writing hours, this is how I charge for meeting time.

Reduced Rates for Zoom or In-Person Meetings - I usually charge $60/hour prorated into 15-minute increments. However, I’ve reduced these rates also for the Spring and Summer of 2020 because of the pandemic. Since Zoom requires no travel time or expense, and if you are a first-time client, I will cut that rate to $40/hour for a small to medium-size project. That charge is prorated into 15-minute increments, as follows.

15 minutes = $10

30 minutes = $20

45 minutes – $30

60 minutes = $40

Note: I don’t charge for every little conversation or email exchange we have during a project. (In fact, I don’t charge anything for most email exchanges, unless we are actively collaborating on things like revisions or creating new content real-time.)

Note 2: After the first hour of work, I also prorate writing time to save you money if I use less than a full hour while doing the project or revisions to content.

Retainer Agreements at Reduced Rate Pricing


I prefer doing retainer agreements because it is a win/win for both parties. It enables you to spread the cost over a longer time, rather than paying it all at once or as soon as the deliverable is given to you. It also gives me a predictable amount of money each month from those clients who have me on retainer. Here’s how it would work for us.

Example:

We create a retainer agreement at my pandemic-inspired reduced rate for Summer, 2020. It is $30/hour for writing or editing and $40/hour for meetings. (I have a template for that agreement, which you would approve before we sign it.)

You might hire me for a one-time project or for one that has additional elements.

We expect that the first-time writing for a series (like an email campaign or some kinds of blogs) will take much longer to do because of research, compiling subject matter information, and image gathering, plus putting together a model of the format and content you want to use.

Subsequent project content might be simpler and faster to create as I can copy and paste from the information, logos, tag lines, etc., gathered at the beginning.

Here’s How the Money Could Work in That Example.

The agreement is for $300 / month, payable in May, June, and July. Even if I did all the work in May, you would not have to pay the full amount then. You would pay $300/month in each of the 3 months.

If I spent more hours than are covered by the $300/month, you could pay me the difference each month, or you could pay the additional amount at the end of our contract – whichever we agree upon in advance.

Conversely, if there are unused hours left over, I would hold them over for you to use beyond the period of our agreement. That means - if you needed a quick editing job – or for me to create a speech or training class for you, for instance - we would apply whatever funds were left over toward that new project.

What if We Don’t Have a Retainer Agreement?

Then, my policy is to require a down payment before I start work. The amount depends on the size of the project, but it could be two-thirds, one-half, or one-third of the total amount due. (Usually, the bigger the project, the higher the down-payment, so I don’t do all that work and then have someone fail to pay me.) After receiving your down payment, I start the project and then bill you at the time I convey the deliverables to you. Payment is due upon your receipt of the deliverables each time. I will provide you with an address to which you can transfer money to my bank or PayPal account. I don’t take credit cards. However, if you need to pay me by check, I’ll start work after your check clears.

I hope this is clear. If not, feel free to contact me for clarification. Remember, I offer a free initial consultation to see if your needs and budget are a good fit with my skills and pricing. We’ll just talk. I won’t pressure you.

Do It The Write Way! Let My Fingers Do Your Talking!

Buy My Pixels Products and Get a Bonus Choice of One Out of Three Free Services

May 24th, 2020

Buy My Pixels Products and Get a Bonus Choice of One Out of Three Free Services

If you buy one or more of Nancy's Novelty Photos on Pixels Products, I'll offer you a choice of 3 Freebies. The link to my Facebook (short) video gives descriptions of the freebies and instructions for how to get one. Hint: I'm a writer/editor, a public speaker and entrepreneur who has to give "elevator speeches," a life coach/spiritual counselor, and a holistic healer who is a Reiki Master. #ElevatorSpeeches #Reiki #Coaching #Counseling #facemasks #PixelsProducts #NancysNoveltyPhotosOnPixels #Freebies #SpecialOffer

A Few Favorite Pixabay Artists and Photographers

May 22nd, 2020

A Few Favorite Pixabay Artists and Photographers

A wonderful source of images is Pixabay.com. It is one of the few platforms on which artists and photographers post their work and allow people to use those images - even for commercial purposes. Crediting is not required, but I give credit wherever possible, if I know who the artist is. These images are especially important when a writer (like me) is writing about something outside my own areas of expertise. In other words, if I need a shot of a space vehicle, I won't have it in my repertoire, anymore than I would have pictures of NASCAR racing, or lizards of the desert, or the Himalayan landscapes.

Thus, in honor of some of my favorite contributors to Pixabay, I recently wrote a blog to introduce them and thank them. I'm providing the link here in case you'd like to explore them. Each has specialties, and some do png images - in silhouettes or otherwise. Enjoy!

Face Masks on Pixels

May 22nd, 2020

Face Masks on Pixels

I am thoroughly enjoying the ability to put my (over 300) images onto Pixels' machine-washable, cloth face masks to help all of us (worldwide) get through the COVID-19 pandemic, which will be here for a long time to come. No matter whether you are interested in sports or food, animals or landscapes, activism or little kids, there will be something for you. I also love the fact that you can mix and match them with clothing, tote bags, mugs, yoga mats, phone cases, and even home decor. I'm "Old School," and I like things to complement each other well.

Two of my friends have 8 sisters each. So, they bought a different design for each member of the family to help each person know whose mask is who's, One of them thanked me for providing the ability to give inexpensive gifts to all her friends and siblings without having to go into a lot of thought. (She first thanked me when she was giving them coffee mugs.) It was helpful to her since none of these folks actually NEEDED anything - being a bit older and affluent - but the choice of theme for each made it personal. Truthfully, I've fallen in love with several designs; but I, of course, don't need to buy anything close to 300 of anything. However, I shall purchase some to give as gifts at business gatherings - like when there is a door prize, or a raffle, or I need a present to give to a speaker.

It's not just about self- interest, however. I have told potential customers that they can use Pixels, too, if they just want to put a picture of loved ones or pets onto these products, and it's free if you're not doing too many. Love Fine Arts of America/Pixels products. Thanks to them for letting us experiment with our creativity and help others meet needs and/or enjoy life in the process!

About Defining Moments of a Free Man from a Black Stream

March 8th, 2020

About Defining Moments of a Free Man from a Black Stream

This image is the book cover for Dr. Frank L. Douglas' memoir. He began life in Guyana in great poverty, yet became a world-renown physician and pharmaceuticals researcher. He received his Ph.D. and M.D. from Cornell University and did his Residency in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins. Ultimately, he oversaw research which resulted in the development of drugs that fight diabetes, seizures, and cancer. I happen to have known Dr. Douglas through all these years and can attest to the truthfulness of his accounting of the challenges he faced in overcoming racism and also of his becoming not only a brilliant scientist, but a brilliant manager of projects and people. There are lessons for all readers in this book, which is about ethics, courage, tenacity, and creative thinking. Thus, I'm proud to bring attention to his work. (No, I don't get paid to do this, nor will I for any other artists and writers whom I support.)

I'll be adding new images and collections throughout 2020, so I hope you will "keep coming back!"

Nancy's Novelty Infographics for Presenters and Event Coordinators

January 22nd, 2020

Nancy

Hello, Lovers of Art and Photography! It's wonderful to be able to post our work on Pixels products for millions of people to see and to purchase! I love Fine Arts America and Pixels!

In my case, I also do something different. I create "Nancy’s Novelty Infographics" for coffee breaks, breakout instructions, etc. for presenters and event coordinators to use at meetings, training, conferences, and retreats. The images might be elegant, or humorous, technology-oriented, nature-oriented, or in many other kinds of formats to suit the ambiance of the event and the nature of either the presentations or the audience.

Nancy’s Novelty Infographics Collections include off-the-shelf or customized Single Images and Collections for all kinds of things that happen at events and meetings. Here are some examples: Coffee Breaks | Lunch/Dinner Breaks | Free Time | Ice-Breakers | Breakout Exercises | Meditation & Mindfulness Moments | Housekeeping | Tech Issues and MORE. Some of them are short videos; some are collages; some are single slides or JPEG pictures which can be used on a tabletop, as well as in PowerPoint presentations.

Nancy’s Novelty Infographics offer something for everyone, regardless of whether your event is part of New York’s Fashion Week, a Beer-Belly-Blast conference, a Twelve Step Program marathon, or a Meditation and Mindfulness Retreat. These little single slide or collection gems will give class, humor, and added interest to your presentations, and I do all the work for you! I hope you'll check out some samples on my website link (included in this blog). As with Pixels, I'm constantly updating content, so pardon the mess if you arrive on the site when I'm in the middle of adding or rearranging content.

In the meantime, congratulations to all you wonderful artists and photographers. I love perusing your work!

Let's Keep The Creative Juices Flowing!

Nancy (Ayanna) Wyatt


Some are short videos.

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Nancy's Novelty Photos in Pixels Products Are Now Available

January 22nd, 2020

Nancy

Dateline: October 21, 2019: As an occasional photographer, I am thrilled to announce I am posting some of my favorite photos which I'm calling "Nancy's Novelty Photos on Pixels Products For You" when I post about them on my social media pages.

Of course, if you've been on this site before, you know these images are placed on a wide variety of products for purchase on Pixels. Click on this link to purchase or to see examples of tote bags, mugs, phone covers and chargers, bath and beach towels, and clothing items include t-shirts, sweatshirts, tank tops, etc. in garments for men, women, toddlers, and babies. See also household decor items, like throw pillows, shower curtains, and duvet covers, as well as artwork products. You can choose various image sizes and background colors for some products.

Because Pixels does all the work of printing and distributing the products, my commission is very small. However, I'll take all the help I can get, and I love being able to get some of these images out where they can be seen by people (including me), as opposed to remaining hidden in a computer file folder!

Thank you, in advance, for purchasing one or more items for your office, raffle or swag bag gifts, presents for friends and family, and for yourself!

https://pixels.com/profiles/nancyayanna-wyatt