austin copywriter

I’m Kristen Hicks, a copywriter and content marketer living in Austin, Texas.

My freelance writing specialties include:

Blogging

Blogs have become a common tool for business marketing, but as often as not they’re time consuming without being all that effective. If you’re going to have a business blog, do it right. An experienced freelance blog writer can help take all that time and effort off your plate, while helping you build a better blog at the same time.

Content Marketing

Blogging is a big part of content marketing, but a good content strategy goes beyond the blog. I help businesses develop longform guides, white papers, ebooks, and articles that help solidify your brand reputation and gain new leads.

My Experience

I’ve created content for over 40 businesses that helps grow brand awareness, educate readers, and gain new customers. My work has spanned a number of industries, including:

  • Marketing Technology
  • Marketing Services
  • Technology
  • Education
  • Senior Services
  • Ecommerce
  • Banking and Financial Literacy
  • Insurance

One of my best skills as a writer is being good at research, which means that for new clients in most industries, I can dive in and do the research to learn the space once we start working together.

You can find more specific details of my work experience on my LinkedIn profile and see examples of my work on my Writing Samples page.


How I Work:

A good freelancer and client relationship requires certain types of compatibility. I find it important to look for (and stick with) clients that are a good fit. If you think you might be interested in working with me, I recommend reading over this section first.

Rates

I price per project, so to provide a quote I need to have a pretty clear idea of what you need. A detailed email or quick phone call is usually enough for me to work up a proposal.

To give you an idea of what to expect, my rates start at $250 for short blog posts and go up from there.

Deadlines

I meet my deadlines. It’s kind of a big deal to me, so barring a misunderstanding or family emergency, you can expect my work to be in front of you the day promised.

Scheduling

The other side of that equation is that I have to plan carefully. Rush jobs aren’t easy to fit in and I prefer to have work scheduled out on my calendar in advance. Don’t be surprised if there’s some time between when you first contact me and when I commit to having work to you. And if you’re working style tends toward sending last-minute assignments, we may not be a good fit.

Contact

Regular phone calls make it harder to get work done, so email is the best way to get in touch. Reach me at kristen@austin-copywriter.com.

Work Samples

I’ve got a full page of writing samples and a blog with even more examples of the kind of writing I’m capable of. As such, I don’t do free samples for potential clients. Please don’t ask.

Values

Human rights and social justice are important to me. I support equal rights and humane treatment for LGBTQ people, people of all races, and immigrants and refugees. If that doesn’t quite mesh with your brand values, then we’re not likely to be a good fit.

Work Ethic

It’s important to me to be professional, courteous, and submit quality work. As a result, most of my clients are pretty happy with my work.

Just check out the testimonials in the sidebar (or by scrolling down, if you’re on mobile) to see for yourself.

Get Started

If it sounds like we’re a good fit and you’re ready to take the next step, get in touch.