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How much does it cost?

The minimum charge is $140.00 for up to 599 words ( 175 words per minute ).  See pricing tab for longer speeches or letters.  Prices are subject to change without notice.

How long is a typical COMMENCEMENT speech?

Approximately 2000 words.


Whenever possible fill out the online questionnaire.  Type in as much information as possible – the more information you supply the better I can craft your speech or letter.  The questions are easy to follow and designed to isolate the type of speech or letter you wish to have, otherwise click on "contact me" to E-mail the details of the nature of your speech or letter, or call 289-314-4489. You will hear back from me within 24 – 48 hours of your e-mail or sooner.  **** Payment can be made over the phone if you prefer.

What about revising or editing a completed (finalized) draft?

Revisions can be requested at a rate of $75/hr.

How do I Pay?

Payment in full is required to start your speech or letter.  Simply click on the appropriate speech size on the shopping cart page and the rest is easy. All major credit cards are accepted including PayPal.

Who owns the rights to the writing or speech?

All content (letters, speeches, and samples), is the intellectual property of Writing Write Speeches, a division of When Words Fail You and may be reproduced, published, or distributed, in whole or in part, without permission by When Words Fail You.  From time to time, When Words Fail You may reproduce any commissioned content on its website or elsewhere as samples.  You commission us to provide your content agreeing that all writing content is the intellectual property of When Words Fail You.

Privacy / Security

However, the hallmark of our service is that we care about the client - you!  Please note that when any such reproduction takes place, all names, as well as identifying content, will be replaced with aliases, etc.  Your privacy will be completely protected.

No client information is shared with any other agency or individual.  However, some personal information is required to process your order.  This includes your name, address, phone number, and E-mail address.  When Words Fail You will not ask you for any credit card information, all credit card info will be handled through PayPal's secure site.

Please note:  The privacy policy of Writing Write Speeches and When Words Fail You assumes no responsibility for any link or banner to any other website.


Any form of reproduction, distribution, or copying of any content of Writing Write Speeches (its samples or website or any written content) without permission is prohibited by copyright law and is protected under the Copyright Act.  If you wish to reproduce any of our content, please apply in writing for our terms and permission by E-mail to

How much time is required?  RUSH SERVICE?

Needless to say, eulogies have a very short lead time ( you should contact me as soon as possible ).  A minimum lead time of     24 - 48 hrs. is appreciated.  All other projects require a minimum of 7 business days to process (larger projects may require more lead time).  Eulogies and all other speeches / letters with 24 - 48 hrs. lead time, are subject to a 50% rush surcharge.  Same day service is double the regular fee.

What is a Creative Resume?

In two words or less, it is an "unconventional design".  It demonstrates to your potential employer the willingness to take risks, imagination, and a sense of humour - in other words, it sets your resume apart from all the others.

What area do you service for person-to-person meetings?

The Greater Toronto Area from Burlington to Cobourg, north to Newmarket. There is a round-trip mileage charge of .60/km. for me to meet with you in your home or office, or, we can meet at my home office.

Will I deliver a speech on the client’s behalf?

Yes.  The fee for this service is $150.00 per hour.  The total amount of time is based on the departure from and return to my office not including destination mileage fees of .60 per mile / .40 per kilometre.

Need more information or have special requests such as speech etiquette lessons or voice coaching?

Please phone or E-mail me at or 289-314-4489 fax 905-404-4416 with your questions or concerns.  You will hear from me within 24 - 48 hours.


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