About Mixed Plate Creative
Your business needs content
If your storefront doesn't have your business name on the door, customers will pass you by.
And just like a business name, if your business doesn't have any information on the internet, potential customers will miss out on what you have to offer. Whether you have a professional website or update a Facebook page, an online presence is your digital business card. Copywriting is your voice.
Hello, I'm Jae Holt. I put my background in writing, teaching, and research to use for small businesses who struggle to be seen and heard, but don't have the time or knowledge to create content that will engage their customers. My multicultural experiences growing up in Hawaii gave me a distinctive perspective on copywriting that reflects the diversity of your customers.
Your business's content is more than just words, it's your story. Cookie-cutter content providers can't provide that depth needed to make your copy connect, the writing doesn't always match your brand. I'll help you tell a story that works with your copywriting goals and creates meaningful connections to your customers.
I am passionate about stories. If you have one to tell, I will create the content to tell it. I am especially excited to write remarkable stories for Retail, Educational Services, Photography, Travel, Film, Aerospace, and Automotive industries.
Your website is your calling card, the content on your site's pages should consistently reflect your brand story. I can help you develop content that complements your business goals and accurately represents your business's voice.
Team bios, ad copy, social media posts, product descriptions - these and other examples of short-form copy can be used to spread your story outside of your website. I can create content that grabs your audience's attention.
Long-form copywriting adds depth to your story and can include white papers, blog posts and articles, guides, and ebooks. I can ghostwrite your long-form copy so you can stay focused on running your business.
Ready to tell your story?
I create content that is all about you. If you're ready to work with me to get that story told, let's have a conversation right now to start the content writing process for your small business.Connect With Me
If you still want to know more about what I can do for you, continue on to my FAQ section.
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm sorry, who are you again?
I'm Jae Holt, a freelance writer and a published author. I am a lover of books and coffee and enjoy a leisurely browse through the local office supply store. I am an educator who loves teaching high school as a substitute teacher. I live in the dampness of the Pacific Northwest with my husband, son, and three barn cats, but was raised on the sandy beaches of Hawaii.
Now, tell me about you!
What is your writing background and how does it fit my needs?
As a graduate of the University of Washington with bachelor's degrees in both English and Communications, I've been exposed to various forms of writing. My preferred style of writing is fiction and narrative essays, but I've still maintained an interest in journalism and technical writing. I also have a master's degree in teaching, which leans heavily on using research and data to inform my teaching.
My strength lies in my storytelling, and I use research and data to inform my writing when needed. In order to write compelling copy about your business, I need to get to know you. I have to research your goals, your industry, and your products or services in order to create the characters who will become the customers of your story. This makes your story unique to your business - your voice that sets you apart from the rest.
How does this copywriting process work and how much time do I need to invest?
An excellent question that has multiple answers! The simplest answer is "It depends." But in general, it starts with an inquiry where you tell me what you want from your current copywriting that you aren't getting. Then I take a brief look at your copy and come up with a preliminary plan for addressing your needs. If you like the plan, I write up a contract for you to sign and I get right to work.
The amount of time you spend on this project is the initial meeting, usually 30 minutes to an hour, a 20-minute follow-up to address any questions or concerns before I complete the initial draft, and however much time it takes to go over the draft, make revisions, and finalize the copy. Depending on the project, it could be a week-long timetable for simple projects up to a full year for more long-term goals.
What if I need you to do more than one project?
That's not a problem at all! Multiple projects usually fall under long-term goals, such as wanting a unified look by making website copy similar to marketing materials or creating an email campaign with five sequential emails to generate sales. Depending on your needs, we can complete multiple projects separately or combine them into one large project.
How much do you charge for your copywriting services and how do I pay you?
Let me start by saying that the average range for copywriting services lies between $2,500 and $6,000 per individual project for comprehensive website copywriting for SEO (Search Engine Optimization) or content creation for sales and marketing materials. However, small businesses often have fewer resources than their larger counterparts. I understand this as a small-business owner myself. My commitment to you is to provide quality copywriting for a reasonable price that won't leave your bank account in the red.
Once we've agreed on the project deliverables and timetable, it is customary to pay half of the contract up front and the rest at delivery. This is flexible, however, depending on your needs. You may pay me with a good old-fashioned check dropped in the mail or with a credit card through my Square online register.
I want to know more! Where can I get more information?
I am always up for a conversation! Give me a call at 425.686.9421, or send your questions through the form on the Contact page (or email me directly). You are also welcome to direct message me through the social media links also located in the Contact page.
What's Your Story?
I take your story seriously. Tell me what your story is and how you want to tell it, and together we will give your small business a big voice!
Mixed Plate Creative
You may fill out the form here to send me a quick question or comment, or you can reach me directly by phone, email or snail mail!
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PO Box 219, PMB 146
Duvall, WA 98019-0219