Email Chic Geek

Email Chic Geek

Email, with care

Who am I?

My name is Sharon Jennings, I am a Freelance Email Developer with over 8 years’ experience in the industry

How can I help You?

Coding emails with HTML & CSS
Hiring of new email developers – code reviews, interview questions etc

What am I not?

A front-end developer
A designer
A long-term contractor

Hire Me

I am available for freelance projects.
Rates are agreed on a project by project basis.

Contact Me

Want to know more? Got any comments? Get in touch…

07949 225 295
sharon@chicgeek.london

I am a Freelancer, not a Contractor

(What’s the difference?)

Contractor

  • Work onsite with client or remote
  • A specific project, or a series of pieces of work, passed over as each piece is completed
  • Working to client’s hours, set start and finish times each day
  • Pre-agreed daily or hourly rate

Freelancer

  • Remote work only
  • A specific project or series of projects, with a pre-agreed deadline(s)
  • Work to own hours, no set start or finish time
  • Pre-agreed quote for the job, no overtime
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My articles…

Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good

As a contractor I get to work with a lot of different companies - each with their own opinions and processes (or lack thereof). I have clients that have no QA in place (as they didn't even know that it won't look the same everywhere), to ones that seem to test on...

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Why you want an Email Developer to build your emails

Email Development History Once upon a time, email was the black sheep of the marketing family. No one quite knew how to do it, or what was required; they just knew it had to be done. So it was generally palmed off to the Front End Developer (most likely the Junior...

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The Outlook 2007 / 10 / 13 Spacing Bug

I'm kind of surprised how few people know about this - it always seems to surprise clients when I tell them why their email is breaking in Outlook. To be fair, it makes no goddamn sense, and I can go months without encountering it, and then it'll happen 6 times in a...

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“Click Here”? Bob says “Go F**k yourself!”

I really passionately hate any copy in email or on websites that say ‘click here’. If you need to write that then you’ve failed. You’ve failed as a designer if your link is so inobvious that you need to spell out the fact that it’s a link. You’ve failed as a copy...

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Why Open rates tell you nothing. Except when they do.

I have a pet hate (I have more than one to be fair) of people quoting Open rates when it comes to email reporting. Open rates tell you nothing! They can have false positives as well as false negatives. ‘Opens’ are triggered when either the email’s images are...

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