Summer holiday cover for copywriters

It's not easy when you're a freelancer going on holiday - everything costs double, once to pay for it, and once in lost earnings. If you've got a copywriter going on holiday - or you ARE a writer going on summer holidays - I'm more than happy to step in even just for a few days or a few weeks.

A lot of freelance writers are stay-at-home parents, so when the whole family isn't staying at home, that can mean you need a writer for summer holiday cover, or potentially for up to six weeks for school holiday cover.

I'm a self-employed freelance writer who works from home, but I don't have any kids to take care of over summer, and I already went on vacation in June, so I won't be away for any length of time between now and September.

On top of that, I don't have any minimum contract - and that is in terms of word count, monetary amount and length of time - so if you just need one page, article or blog post covered while your normal writer is away on holiday, don't be afraid to get in touch, we can work it out on a totally ad hoc basis.

How much does summer holiday cover for a copywriter cost?

Again, I'm flexible. I know you'll often have prices already agreed with your regular writer who is going to be away for summer, or if you ARE a writer, you might be looking to outsource copywriting holiday cover without ending up out of pocket.

The bottom line is, I will attempt to work within your normal budget, or at least offer a compromise if that's not up to my usual rate. For small businesses and individuals especially, I always try to come up with a way of giving you what you need within budget.

So if you need school holiday cover for a copywriter, I'm here and ready to help - just email me to check my availability and let me know what you need (including word count and the rate you normally pay, if it's possible and appropriate to let me know).

Outsourced holiday cover for writers

If you're a writer going on holiday, I'm interested in taking on your regular orders as interim holiday cover for freelance writers - us self-employed types need to stick together!

As long as you're not subject to a contract that prevents you from outsourcing, I can take on as few or as many pages as you need, and again, I'll try to work within the normal rate of pay you charge.

We can work out delivery - whether you're happy for me to directly liaise with your client, or you'd prefer to handle delivery yourself, for example if you'll have an internet connection in the evenings and don't mind spending a few minutes 'at work' during your summer break.

This will usually work best if you have examples of previous work for the same client, as I can then mimic your writing style, tone of voice, choice of topics etc. But again, we can figure it out, if you decide to use me as your outsourced copywriter for the school holidays.

Get in touch

I'm easy to contact. My details are on my Contact Me page, or to the side of this page. Twitter is a good way to get in touch on a more informal basis, for example if you don't need holiday cover for a regular writer right now, but don't want to forget about me.

Emails are always welcome, and I receive an immediate notification through to my phone, so if you need urgent cover for a writer who has gone on holiday without any warning, or you've left it late to arrange holiday cover for your copywriter, email me and I'll reply to you as soon as I can.

Summer is a great time of year for families, and it should  be the time to take a break without having to worry about work. This isn't easy for freelancers, and the school holidays can be quite disruptive if your regular writer has kids to keep busy and entertained - I don't have kids, I'll be working through the summer months, and I'm here to help if you need it!