I run a small software engineering business in the UK and I am looking to establish a long term relationship with someone who can produce excellent quality content for my business website, blog, white papers and marketing copy.
You appear to have an excellent reputation so I'd thought I'd ask you first.
To start off with I'd like to "test the water" with some research and a white paper that my clients can download. It needs to be roughly 2000 words (I think this equates to 4 pages of A4), although I not overly bothered on the word count - quality comes first :)
Since this is my first time looking for content, I'm happy to be guided by yourself on cost & time, however I have to put something into the form - please ignore. I guess I can update this with a more accurate figure, else I can re-post with the right numbers.
The white paper should be on the data access problems faced by companies that have a multitude of data repositories (SQL, SharePoint, LiveLink, File shares etc..). Most companies have applications that create and manage this data, however ad-hoc data access can be problematic (need to focus on these problems), which tends to put people off even bothering. The paper needs to focus on the "end user" of the data, who is using desktop products (MS Excel, Word & Powerpoint). Make sure you include "management" in this as they have the same problems, just different data..
In medium to large organisations workers tend to be "silo'd" and sometimes don;t even know that data that could help them even exists, even if they knew how to get hold of it..
Being able to query data from multiple sources in a very ad-hoc manner, using very familiar tools (like Excel) should allow a more dynamic and inventive use of the data and increase productivity (again need to stress the benefits of doing this).
My client base will tend to be be pharma & biotech companies, so any citations that you can include to support the text would be very helpful (in the manner of a scientific journal..)
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to PM me.