How much do you charge?

As a general rule, we charge £50 an hour or £400 a day. However, we prefer to quote a per-project price, so you know exactly how much the work will cost up-front. Our costs are set in line with the recommended rates outlined by the Professional Copywriters Network. We ain’t the cheapest, but we certainly ain’t the most expensive either.


How do you take payment?

For new clients, we request a 50% deposit before we start working on your copy. Once your project is completed and you’re happy with your final draft, we issue an invoice with 7 days to pay. For larger projects, we will arrange staggered payments, to be paid when we meet project milestones. We accept payments by Paypal or bank transfer. There’s more information about our payment terms on our copywriting terms and conditions page.


How long will my copy take?

The first thing we ask is when your deadline is. As long it’s not too last minute, we’ll have your copy ready for then. If you don’t have a deadline, we would provide you with an estimate of how long it will take and will keep you posted on our progress.


What if I’m not happy with my first draft?

We like to revise our copy as we go. We offer unlimited amendments (within reason) until you’re happy with your draft. We then take on board all your feedback before moving on to the next task.


Do you provide free samples?

Unfortunately, we don’t provide free samples – it’s just one of our rules. Free samples don’t do our copywriting justice out with the context of a full project. Free work also takes time to research, structure, draft, edit, and proofread, which we need to charge for.


What industries do you write for?

We specialise in writing for the education, technology, and energy industries. However, we don’t limit ourselves to these sectors alone. If we think we can add value to your project, then we’ll work you regardless of what industry your business is in. Our portfolio should give you a good idea of the types of industries we’ve worked with before.


What copywriting services do you provide?

As marketing copywriters, we cover most types of marketing copy. Specifically, we write website copy, product descriptions, video scripts, brochures, and press releases. We also provide content marketing, where we help drive traffic to websites by publishing regular, insightful content.


Who owns the copyright to the work?

You do. Once the project has been completed and paid for in full, the copyright is automatically transferred to you. However, we do ask as part of our terms of agreement, that we’re able to use snippets of our previous work for our own marketing materials.


I have a limited budget can you still help?

Does your budget stretch to £400 a day? If so, then yes. If not, then I’m afraid we’re probably not the copywriters for you. We do appreciate that startups often have limited funds for copywriting but unfortunately we don’t take on projects for exposure or on the promise of more work in the future.


Can you take on projects at short notice?

Ideally, we need at least one week to schedule in new projects. However, if your copywriting needs are urgent, and we have capacity, we’ll try our best to accommodate you. No promises though.


How many people work at Brand New Copy?

The agency is owned by Jamie Thomson, who is involved in the day-to-day running of the agency and writes a large chunk of the client copy. However, we also have a network of other professional copywriters that we draft in for larger projects. We currently have a roster of three freelance copywriters.


Our full terms and conditions can be found here.