The Freelance Writer: When hiring one of us, just wanted to pass along a bit of advice. Make sure your freelancer brings to the table something value-added. Since most charge between $20-100/hr, even the low end isn’t exactly cheap. Not cheap compared to the fulltime hourly wage equivelant. Reality: you’re not looking for a cut-and-paste artist or someone who does nothing but slap boilerplate or regergitated copy together. His/her brain needs to be engaged: something original–analysis, interpretation, compare and contrast, style, voice, etc. are required. Also, make sure they don’t charge per hour for making multiple edits that they were to have made following your first+ review, or if the number of edits are excessive and plain sloppy. No problem if they might be having a rough day and there are excessive edits, but they need to shoulder this cost themselves. Shady stuff is going on in my industry. It’s bothering me. Happy trails!
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At its best, writing is a perpetual daydream for the author. This is when you stare at the clouds in the sky, and they drift along, morphing into the creation of the most delightful and intriguing characters you’d ever hope to know, and you know them well. The scenery is as vivid as any bright spring day you’ve ever seen while the plot, motivations and story all come to life as if you were living it then and there. And it all springs forth on the page.
This is true for most types of writing, anything that requires masterful storytelling to engage your readers: from fiction or nonfiction literature, articles, blogs and feature stories, to grants and press releases. Daydreaming can be a fulltime job… with a lot of very hard work, talent and skill, that is