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Why Can't I Just Do This Myself?
Even the disciples were sent out two by two.
The Bible talks about us using our unique gifts for the common good (1 Cor 12). If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior (Romans 10:13), by the power of the Holy Spirit you are able to do all things through Christ who strengthens you (Phil 4:13). However, we who are called (Romans 8:30) are purposely put together in fellowship, utilizing our individual gifts (1 Peter 4:10) to further His kingdom (Matt 28:16-20). In the most basic sense, we need each other. I can't do what you do; nor am I supposed to.
God has specifically called the writers here, along with their education, experience and passion, to help others tell His story. We utilize a selection of highly-regarded resources including a library of books from Seminary and personal study, as well as the comprehensive Logos Bible Software. Well-versed in most major translations of the Word, we aim to keep the Bible entirely as the foundation of any project. We can, at a minimum, give you a fresh set of eyes on your words to ensure that His Word is prominent. No project is too small. Our services will explain what that looks like.
Investing in conveying His message is likely why you are in ministry to begin with. We have that in common. And we are blessed, well beyond the financial aspect, when you allow us to walk beside you in that mission (Matt 18:20).
What is Your Turn-Around Time?
Same day service is possible - not promised, but possible, depending on the size of the project. For larger projects, a week is generally more realistic. Contact us today to find out more.
Do you Edit, Review or Write Secular Content?
Although we specialize in the non-secular, we can also offer services for secular content within reason. Our company reserves the right to carefully review the scope of the content before providing an agreement for services. The purpose of this company is for all we do be done for the glory of God (1 Cor 10:31).
What About Resumes? Can You Help Me Write or Refine My Resume?
Yes. Your resume is the professional story of you. The founder and head writer, Joanna has multiple-years experience writing, editing and polishing resumes from entry-level to high-level executive positions. Resumes are done utilizing templates available in Microsoft Word. Client references for this type of work are available as well. Minimal polishing starts at $40. Please email Joanna@Colossians46.com for a quick estimate and information about your options.
Why the name Colossians 4:6?
In creating the business, we wanted to be sure this was not a reflection about us personally, but entirely reflective of the powerful Word of God and the instructions of how He wants us to use our gifts. Our words, are in themselves, gifts when used in the Biblical fashion. The Scripture references that our words should be full of grace and seasoned with salt. Our words are supposed to be wise, richly used and indicative of the grace He's extended to us. Further, the verse states that this should be so, in order for us to have an appropriate answer for audience (paraphrasing, depending on what translation you reference). Our words should not be the same for everyone. They should be tailored with the foundational elements of grace and salt, personalized with careful consideration for the audience at hand. It is our desire and blessing to help you in that exact way.
I Want to Write a Book. I Don't Know Where to Start.
We can help! The first step in the process is a free consultation to understand the intent of the book and to briefly review any content already written. If you don't have anything written yet, that's fine as well. We will talk with you about the process of organizing the book, setting goals for writing and publishing, accountability for getting the work done, and what services we can offer with content creation, ghost writing, dictation, editing or otherwise. While we do not offer publishing, we do have several publishing/printing facilities we can recommend. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss the future of your book.
What is Author Coaching and Why is this Valuable?
Author Coaching is a small investment for the serious author to conceptualize and organize the "so what" behind their message. During coaching sessions (done virtually at your convenience), you will be meet with a seasoned, published writer with a passionate commitment to help you understand and achieve your goals for your writing. Other topics that can be addressed include accountability partnerships - (sometimes we need to have a "writing buddy" just like a running buddy), publishing options, book organization and new ways to understanding your audience. Because the investment should always support and not define your story, there is no minimum amount of sessions required to commit to, and sessions may be purchased "on demand" at $40/hour-session. Contact us now for availability.
What is Your Rate?
While the specialization in Biblical accuracy is what sets us apart from the standard freelance offering, our rates for writing, editing, content creation and research are still competitive with the standard for the freelance writing market. (To view current industry standards please refer to the EFA (Editoral Freelancers Association here.)
Our work however is billed per project, (not per hour), because the process is different depending on the size of the project and supporting research needed. Contact us immediately for a quite estimate on your project.
Author Coaching is $40/(hour-long) session.
A retainer may be required for larger scopes of work. Final payment is due prior to delivery. Paypal is preferred for payments.
How Do You Write Sermons? Isn't That Usually a Pastor's Responsibility?
Like all of us these days, pastors have an increasing amount of demands on their time. Many pastors have "day jobs" and families to attend to, all while leading their church. Often a pastor may be led to preach on a particular topic, but due to time constraints, may not be able to gather all the necessary research related to the topic to make it Biblically-comprehensive.
That's where we come in. Typically, we do not write sermons word-for-word, but rather present the information on a particular topic or segment of Scripture and allow the Holy Spirit to work through the Pastor to bring together the words. Sermons can be organized with introductory/background information, body content, conclusions and Scriptural references organized in easy-to-read large font and bullet points to highlight main talking points. All sources utilized in gathering the information for the sermon topic will be referenced, so that the pastor will be completely equipped to accurately represent the topic.