As a freelance copywriter I am dedicated to creating clear compelling language for my clients. Yet in my personal communications I realized I can be a little wishy washy. I use words like just, possibly, maybe, and perhaps in my opinions and requests. Can you see the difference?
I’m just checking in on my invoice.
TRY: When can I expect payment?
Let me know a good time that works. I’m pretty free.
TRY: How does Wednesday at 3pm work?
If it’s alright, we should go here.
TRY: I think we should go here.
Well, I hope the design makes sense.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Maybe we could do it this way.
TRY: I think this is the best option.
I just wanted to make sure we’re on for this morning.
TRY: I am confirming our call this morning.
Hey, I just wanted to see where you are.
TRY: Hey, the project is late. When can I expect to see it.
I promise, try the first one and you’ll receive more prompt payments. Here’s to clear communication.
Happy writing! :)