Lisa C. Hayden
Espenschade

WHAT I DO

BACKGROUND

Lisa C. Hayden Espenschade
P.O. Box 6635
Scarborough, Maine 04070
lisahesp@yahoo.com

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The Basics: What I Do and How I Do It


What can I do for you?
How do I choose projects?
How do I estimate prices?
How can you pay me?
Why do I freelance?
Why did I study Russian?
What else should you know?




What can I do for you?
I can write or rewrite your Web content, brochures, press releases, proposals, and other business correspondence. For specifics on writing services, please visit my Writing page. Click here for an initial consultation -- it’s free.

I also teach Russian and translate, usually from Russian to English.

How do I choose projects?
I only accept projects that I feel qualified to complete on deadline. I must feel comfortable that my client and I understand each other about several things: what the work involves, resources the client will provide, and how I will complete the work.

How do I estimate prices?
I charge prices that offer value to my clients and compensate me adequately for my experience. My base rates are $35-45/hour. I may charge less for large and simple projects or more for complex rush jobs.

How can you pay me?
I accept checks, money orders, and PayPal. I write monthly invoices and expect payment within 30 calendar days of the invoice date. When working with new clients or on large projects, I may ask for an upfront payment.

Why do I freelance?
Variety! My workdays are filled with a mix of English and Russian, teaching and writing. Combining and comparing the two languages through diverse projects helps me stay creative.

Why did I study Russian?
I first became interested in Russia and the Soviet Union when I was a child. I wrote an essay for the Pennsylvania Gazette, my university’s alumni magazine, about studying Russian and living in Moscow.

What else should you know?
I observe ethical standards, such as confidentiality, whenever appropriate.
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