I write stories, pieces and (e)books under 20,000 words, with or without a byline. I especially write fiction (science fiction contemporary fantasy, thrillers, literary, etc) and nonfiction (biographies, memoirs, self-help, inspirational and specialist/corporate) on commission. Usually, I require extensive notes from either pre-hire or post-hire interviews or research before I begin. Under special circumstances, I also design and layout.
Charges start from $0.3-$1 per word and move upward depending on content, scope and time-frame. Query with your project, and I’ll send a quote.
2. Short and long form content
These include essays, articles, thought pieces, etc. in the fields of creative writing, literature, speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror, magical realism, etc), and pop culture framed by the creative arts (mostly film and literature) with a strong preference for content with African leanings and influences. Charges are per piece, and start from $100 upwards.
3. Marketing Communications
I write communications material for individuals, small businesses and large organisations in the arts, nonprofit and professional services sectors. My preference is for businesses with a firm understanding of their audience’s needs. Work includes:
- White papers
- Thought leadership and brochure copy
- Reports: annual reports, research reports, CSR reports, impact reports, etc.
- Infographics (writing + design)
- Case studies
- Internal communications and non-sales-focused newsletters
Usually, clients will collate their source material. Therefore, any research or collation required on my part will raise the bill. Charges start from $0.3 per word and move upward depending on project scope and time-frame. Query with your project, and I’ll send a quote.
I edit works of up to 60,000 words at a time, in two forms:
- Developmental/structural/substantive editing (fiction and nonfiction); and
- Line/copy editing (nonfiction only).
Substantive editing clients will receive a comprehensive editorial report and some comments in the work. Copy editing clients will receive tracked changes and comments. Under special circumstances, I also curate content, design and layout. I do not proofread.
Editing charges start from $0.5 per word. Concessions will be considered with work history.
Contact (for freelance queries only)
Email me at suyi.davies(at)gmail.com with a short description and time-frame for your project, and I’ll respond with a quote.