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How should a good review sample copy be?

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by roxblade, Sep 15, 2015.

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  1. roxblade

    roxblade Newbie

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    A lot of you hire writers so please help me! What do you desire in a review copy?

    When someone directly asks me "Send me some review copies of your work" I don't know what exactly to send them because I do all sorts of different work. So what is a client basically looking for? Is it:
    • A small piece of text (500-ish) about any random general topic?
    • A good length in-depth article showing my fullest potential?
    • A selection of my former works?
    • Something specific?
    Please tell me what is desired!
     
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    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP Premium Member

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  3. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Personally I keep note of a few samples that cover the main types of content that I offer - for example I write mostly technical content and I offer this content with and without detailed research so I have 2-3 articles that I have written without research and 2-3 that I have heavily researched.

    That way I can show people exactly what they are going to get for their money, which saves any unhappy customers after the event.

    You might have a lot more different types of work that you take on but you just need to get some samples that cover the majority of it - or that showcase the best parts of what you do, or that show the potential customer the type of work that relates to what they are looking for.
     
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    A review copy must be good enough so others can see the potential that you have. I think that it needs to be just as good as the work that you would normally give them.