You’ve chosen a copywriter to produce copy for your website or brochure. Now what?
Provide her with the information and data she needs to do a good job for you. Copywriters are not mind readers. Assume your writer knows only as much as you tell her about your product and your industry.
Supply your writer with any existing literature on your product such as brochures, ads or even letters you’ve written to customers.
Then, be prepared to be interviewed. The copywriter will want to ask you about your product. She’ll be paying close attention to the phrasing you use, the industry jargon, and the relative importance of each of the points.
Some of the questions that she’ll want answered are:
Copywriters are information hounds. They love to submerge themselves in the facts before rising to the surface to float their concepts.
The most persuasive copy comes from a writer who has a deep understanding of the product, including its features, benefits and applications. Help your copywriter to help you by providing the research she needs. The end result — effective copy that achieves your marketing objective — will be worth the added effort.