FAQs

What’s with the boxed cat?
Boxed Cat is in reference to my cat, Schrodie, who was named after Erwin Schrödinger, the thinker behind a well-known thought experiment involving a cat. Or at least it’s well-known in my little world. But don’t worry–despite the fact that Schrodie likes to play in boxes, I’ve never placed her in one with radioactive isotopes.

If you write something for me, who owns the copyright?
You do. Once you pay me.

Do you take on small, one-off projects?
Yes! Those are some of my favorites because I get the feeling of accomplishment faster! Part of the mission at Boxed Cat Media is to provide quick-and-easy services to the average Joe. I can’t think of any project that I would turn down for being too small.

How big of a project will you take on?
As a one-woman shop, I need to be careful about large, on-going projects so will likely not take on your organization’s entire communications strategy and implementation for an entire year because I don’t want to promise more than I can deliver. However, I am willing to work with you on your needs and am happy to offer solutions that could benefit both of our goals.

How much do your services cost?
It depends on the scope of the project you have in mind. A super-quick, one-off project might be $50. A complex, on-going project could be $1,000 or more.

I’m on a tight budget. Can I afford your services?
Probably. My goal is to help where I can and I will tailor project plans to fit your budget and communication needs. My years of experience–and my extremely frugal nature–has helped me identify several ways to trim costs. It helps if you are realistic in your expectations and know that you won’t get a glossy, full-color, multi-page newsletter if you have a $50 budget. (But I can provide you with loads of great suggestions for a $50 or even $20 budget, so get in touch!)

OK, but can you do it for free because I’m on a really tight budget?
The simple answer is no. I understand that small community organizations and non-profits are on tight budgets, and I am willing to work with groups to help them stay within those monetary constraints. However, I am a business and I need to consider my own needs for an income.

Can I work for you?
Probably not. I’m a one-woman shop and I’m not looking to expand. However, if you are an established freelance professional looking to collaborate on specific projects, I would be happy to hear from you.