In words, I’m Caroline Barratt.
I’m a freelance content writer, editor and transcriber. I’m rubbish at maths, but great with words!
I work for a variety of clients, all of whom have very different businesses and writing requirements.
How I look after my clients’ words
I work regularly for some of my clients, and on a more ad hoc basis for others.
If you contact me, here’s what happens:
- You let me know what you need in terms of writing, editing or transcribing
- I get a feel for your business, your voice and your message by exploring your website, and/or asking you a few questions
- I’ll usually suggest an initial sample piece of work
- If you’re happy with the sample and you’d like to proceed, I’ll provide a quote and timescale for the work (and I’ll always do my best to fit into your preferred timescale)
- If you agree to the quote and timescale, I’ll crack on!
You can hire me as regularly or as infrequently as you like; you’re not tied into any kind of contract beyond whatever we’re currently working on.
I either charge an hourly rate or a project fee, depending on the nature of the work, full details of which will be provided in my quote. For brand new clients, I ask for a 50% deposit upfront, with the balance to be paid upon completion of the work.
I’ll send the finished product to you as a Word doc, or I’ll work on the documents in a shared Google Drive folder if you prefer (this is usually the best option if you’re on a MAC and not a Windows PC user like me).
In addition to the written work, I can also format documents according to your requirements/preferences, and upload content to your website or other online platform.
Taking care of your words
I’d love to hear from you if your words…
…need to be written, or
…have been written but need some TLC, or
…are spoken and you want them to be written!
In case you wanted to know…
My typing speed averages at around 94 words a minute. I’m determined to reach 100!
I love looking after other people’s words – I get to learn about all kinds of things that I wouldn’t necessarily otherwise come across, and words are where my heart lies. (Definitely not numbers and sums!)
At University, my dissertation was entitled, “An Exploration of Primitivism and Civilisation in Virgil’s Aeneid”. My conclusion (10,000 words later…!) was that he was more keen on primitivism than civilisation. I’m not sure I’ve ever used the word primitivism since!