What are your qualifications and experience as a corporate copywriter/copy editor/translator?

I have a bachelor's degree in translation and interpretation from the University of Science, Malaysia, and a master's degree in modern language studies from the University of Malaya, Malaysia.

I am former editor at the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (also known as Tourism Malaysia) and copywriter at the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) with more than 15 years' experience in commercial writing, copy editing, and translation.

My specialty is my ability to write clear, credible, persuasive copy about a wide range of business products and services, from the simple to the technical.

What kinds of assignments do you handle?

My services involve creating a wide assortment of marketing communications materials, including feature articles, press releases, newsletters, annual reports, proposals, reports, promotional plans, slide presentations, and websites.

I've written/edited more than 400 press releases and advertorials, and prepared over 500 speeches, forewords, and talking points for VVIPs, including Malaysian Minister of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism Secretary General, Tourism Malaysia Chairman, Tourism Malaysia Director General, and Malaysian Ambassadors.

I've also written/edited more than 300 articles on various topics, ranging from travel and leisure to sustainable palm oil, and from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to tourism industry. The articles were published on websites, newsletters, local and foreign newspapers, travel magazines, and blogs.

I was also involved in preparing major projects like Tourism Malaysia Strategic Plan 2022-2026, Tourism Malaysia Marketing Plan 2022-2026, Tourism Malaysia newsletter, RSPO Impact Report 2019, RSPO eGazette, Sime Darby Plantation newsletter (Seedlink), Eaglestar newsletter (Horizon), Visitor's Guide to Malaysia, SMI Business Directory, Malaysia Motoring Guide, Borneo Bulletin Brunei Yearbook, etc.

Please feel free to check out my portfolio.  

How much does it cost to hire you for a project?

For any copywriting, copy editing, proofreading, or translation assignments - just tell me what you have in mind and I'll quote you a price.

Who are your clients and what do they say about your copy?

"Daryl is a very reliable, punctual, and responsive professional writer," says Puteri Wardatul Hayat Sabran, Vice President of Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), Malaysia. "Daryl is always easily contactable and responds in a timely manner, which is very important to me. He always delivers his work on time and updates me on his progress from time to time. I enjoy working with Daryl and would definitely engage his services again in the future."

Maureen Stimola from Alan Park Education Company, United States, comments: "Excellent work, thank you! Was a pleasure to work with, submitted high-quality translation work, was communicative and met all deadlines. Highly recommended."

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My past clients also include various local and international companies, such as Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (Malaysia), CIMB (Malaysia), Dimension Data (Malaysia), Flitto (South Korea), FluentU (USA), Jantzen (Malaysia), Singa College of Built Environment (Singapore), TiVo (USA), and Unit Peneraju Agenda Bumiputera (Malaysia).

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How long does it take you to write, edit, proofread, or translate my copy?

It depends on the length and complexity of the assignment. Ideally, I would like to have a minimum of 10 working days to work on your copy. That gives me the time to polish, edit, and revise until I'm satisfied with every word. However, if the job is a rush, just tell me the date by which you must receive the copy. If I take on the job, I guarantee that you will receive the copy by this date - or sooner.

Living by the motto 'I promised, I'll deliver', I strive to provide excellent services to every client, in terms of quality of work, timely delivery, professional behaviour, customer service, and value for money.

What happens if we want you to revise the copy?

Rewriting is free of charge. Revisions are included in the flat fee we've agreed to for the assignment, provided they are assigned within 30 days of your receipt of the copy and are not based on a change in the assignment after copy has been submitted. Just tell me what you want improved and what the changes are, and I'll make them.

What are your terms and conditions?

  • My fees are for copy only.
  • Assignments are handled primarily by email and phone.
  • The copy I write is based primarily on material provided by the client.
  • There are no additional charges to the client other than those agreed to in the quotation.
  • I absorb the cost of local phone calls, internet, research, and other incidental expenses, and do not bill clients for these expenses.
  • For new clients, fee is payable 50% in advance, with the balance due upon receipt of copy. Work will only commence upon receipt of deposit.
  • Revisions are free provided they are - a) assigned within 30 days of receipt of copy; and b) not based on changes in the assignment made after the copy is submitted.
  • Payment terms: a) 30 days upon receipt of invoice; b) fees paid are not refundable.

How do I order from you?

Putting me to work for you is easy. Just drop me an email at daryl@darylyep.com and provide the details of the assignment/project. There is no charge for me to discuss your job with you and give you a cost estimate. And there is no obligation to buy.