We are looking for a great copywriter who can understand our product, our selling proposition, and our customers, and can run with it and produce web site and brochure copy. We have a budget of a few thousand dollars, depending upon what the person brings to the table.
We need "less" than what an advertising agency provides but a lot more than what we can find with our office assistants and interns, or our founders.
We really don't want to deal with crowd-sourcing sites or bidding sites (Elance, etc). We believe that you get what you pay for, and we want to deal with a professional who doesn't have to use bidding sites.
And we want someone who understands the technology and business environment and can write about both. The style is very important. We have a major B2B component to our business. A lot of copywriters seem to only deal with direct response stuff (make money fast, diet supplements, etc) We need a writer for materials that a CTO, CIO, business manager, or software engineer would find professionally reasonable.
What's left? Google?