Giving Your Copy The Final SHINE it Needs To Be . . .




One-off copy editing services? Pfft…no one eats just one potato chip, gets just one tattoo, or gives just one kiss, right?

Right. Because you want to live life to its fullest. Shouldn’t your copy do that, too?

Of course, it should.

Which is why having me in your back pocket gives you…

  • Peace of mind
  • Reassurance
  • Confidence

And gives your copy the FINAL SHINE it needs to be CLEAR & COMPELLING.

Because you reap all the benefits of my undivided attention, I prefer to work with my customers on a retainer.

That’s right, we’d be friends with w-o-r-d benefits.

  • No walk of shame for you because of grammar, clarity, or persuasion mistakes.
  • No awkward business cuddling because you don’t have to emotionally invest in your copy editing.
  • No introduction to your parents because you and I will be the only people who know what we do.

What are the not-so-grumpy benefits of a copy editing retainer?

In-house copy editor: You’ll have the luxury of an on-call copy editor at your disposal without the headache of vacation time, a regular salary, or awkward water cooler small talk that you’d have with a permanent employee.

Smokin’ strategy: You’ll have a blazing bonus to entice your customers to hire you…an in-house copy editor. Revel in the fact that your customers will believe you’re more professional than the average copywriter because you have a copy editor on your team.

But you should know up front . . .


For new retainer customers, I require an initial commitment of 3 months.

I know. I know. I know…90 days seems like a looong (insert eye roll here) time. I require this because it allows me to develop a stronger understanding of you and your business. Which means you get the highest possible quality copy editing from me (insert eyebrow raise and smirk here).

After the 3 months ends, you can continue with me on a month-to-month basis.

Sound like no-strings-attached fun? Awesome! Here are the delightful details:

What’s a copy editing retainer?

It’s a set number of copywriting projects to be edited each month. You contract me to fulfill these projects. By retaining my services you’re guaranteed a spot in my calendar. I can’t say, “Opps…I don’t have time for you.”

How does it work?

Together, we’ll create a copy editing plan for your business (Or you can just tell me what projects you need completed.). This plan of action ensures that every month you have a set list of projects to be copy edited. And I’m aware of those projects.

No surprises, k-thanks.

Do I need to manage the details of your work?

Hell-to-the-No. My role is to copy edit content according to your plan. I’ll keep things running smoothly, so you can do what you do best.

However, I do require approval for final edits, and in a timely manner. So I’ll remind you of deadlines, and expect a prompt reply.

How does it work?

Together, we’ll create a copy editing plan for your business (Or you can just tell me what projects you need completed.). This plan of action ensures that every month you have a set list of projects to be copy edited. And I’m aware of those projects.

No surprises, k-thanks.

Ready to get down, but not dirty…Let’s DO it!

I charge one flat rate for a copy editing retainer . . . $499 USD per month.

For $499 USD you get:

Up to 7 pages of copy edited per month.

1 page = up to 350 typed words in Times New Roman font.

To reserve your spot in my calendar, email me at

What My Clients Say . . .

  • "As a professional copywriter with a reputation to uphold, I can’t afford a bunch of sloppy in my content — especially not in a paid product. I’ve always proofed my own work (and then made quick, embarrassed edits when readers or buyers emailed me a kind heads-up about mistakes I’d missed). This time, before putting a whole mini-course up in the shop, I decided to hire a copy editor. A bunch of people said “Hire Autumn!” And I’m so glad they did. She was quick and thorough, finding all kinds of slips I NEVER would’ve caught. If she’s available for your project, hire her."

    Laura Belgray
    Laura Belgray Talking Shrimp / Copywriter
  • I reached out to Autumn when I found myself needing some quick copy editing. Mostly I write in a very corporate style, but Autumn was able to find my real voice, which is very sarcastic, and rewrote my copy in my voice on the first try! We visited for a while and she learned how I talk in real life and brought that out in my copy. She'll be doing all of my website copy, talks for speaking engagements, blog posts, video scripts and more. She's a valuable member of my team and I highly recommend her!

    Sheila J Davis
    Sheila J Davis Speaker | Mentor
  • "Autumn Tompkins is an incredible editor. She has the unique ability to transform your work into something that is not only smoother and more grammatically correct but also more YOU. Autumn provided extremely valuable suggested additions that made all the difference in my confidence that the copy we crafted was ready for the world. I'm certain my project is at least 80% better for Autumn's exquisite edits, and I'll be using her services again as soon as I can."

    Lela Davidson
    Lela Davidson Writer
  • “You can trust your copy with Autumn. She can save you from yourself, especially if you’re too close to your copy, content, or client. Autumn will not only polish your words, so they shine like a diamond, she’ll also provide solid feedback to help you up your writing game. I always learn something new when I work with Autumn. And I feel confident that the work I hand over to clients is awesome…and grammatically correct.”

    Kira Hug
    Kira Hug Kira Hug / Copywriter
  • “I hired Autumn to write content for 3 pages on my website. She was extremely thorough in gathering the details she needed in order to really capture my voice, my vision, and my brand. Her questionnaire really got me thinking creatively about my business and helped to really get to the core of what matters. She has such a way with words, I couldn’t believe what I was reading was actually about myself and my business. She wrote compelling content for my home page that really showcases what I can do for my clients. Her creativity and ability to pull out what’s really important made this such an easy project. I loved everything she wrote from the very start, and with just only a few minor tweaks it was perfect. I can’t wait to launch my website with my brand new content, I know it’s going to help propel my business forward! I highly recommend working with Autumn if you are in need of excellent, out of the box, creative content for your business.”

    Amanda Wittenborn
    Amanda Wittenborn Amanda Wittenborn / Graphic Designer
  • “As an author and marketing professional, I could not envision hiring a copywriter, after all people were paying me to write for them. My business coach recommended Autumn. I reluctantly hired her and yes I cringed when I made my payment. However, it was one of the best business investments that I have ever made. I didn’t even really know what I needed her to do, I just knew I needed new copy. In fact I think I said “I don’t know” to her at least 100 times. But I knew if I didn’t hire her immediately, I would have talked myself out of it. I had a few minor conversations with Autumn and within a few weeks she returned to me AMAZING copy! She captured my voice and my vision, then added WOW! I have not implemented all the items that Autumn crafted for me, but I have already received some return on my investment. But more importantly, hiring Autumn allowed me to have the time to focus on my core competencies and serve my clients better. I highly recommend Autumn if you want sexy, powerful and unique copy for your media kit, website, or other correspondences. Since I initially hired Autumn, I have contracted her for 2 other projects and will continue to work with her. She is efficient, professional, meets her set turn around time, and I’m continually impressed with her creativity and skill with each project.”

    Deondriea Cantrice
    Deondriea Cantrice Confidence Empowerment Officer
  • “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Autumn on several projects and she is a delight to work with. She’s a great writer and editor using her unique writing techniques to help make my client’s brands stand out from the crowd. I work with many tight deadlines for client projects and she smoothly handled each one with a sense of urgency and professionalism while not missing a beat. I look forward to partnering with Autumn again on future copywriting projects.”

    Lynette Davis
    Lynette Davis Mental Health Advocate / Writer
  • "Autumn Tompkins just seems to know my brain. Even when I start typing ellipses because I'm too tired to finish and don't know what I want to say."

    Tomayia Colvin
    Tomayia Colvin Photographer
  • "Round about 14 months ago, I belonged to a FB group where someone used to post her super helpful grammar tips. She was only slightly grumpy about it. I pm'd Lady Grump all those months ago for a little advice on my tagline (back when I thought I was a VA). And she helped me and gave her time freely to me. And I've always remembered her helpful posts and her tagline help (which, alas, was ditched many moons ago). And it was because of that experience with her (and Kira's high regard for this smart woman) that I hired her yesterday and today her editing services became the icing on my slightly underdone cake of a sales page. Thank you Autumn Tompkins - you're the best!"

    Suzanne Hamilton
    Suzanne Hamilton Copywriter

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