CategoryWorking with copywriters

This category will give you tips on how to work with copywriters so you get the most out of your business relationship with them.

8 Ways to Save Money When Working With a Freelance Writer

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Time equals money. That’s nothing new, and yet it’s often forgotten. One thing that could hold you off from hiring a freelance writer is the cost. Any freelancer who values your business will find ways to help you keep costs down, no matter what they charge per hour. So, here are eight tips you can already use to save your freelancer time, which will keep costs down. Have as many...

The Difference Between an Employee and a Freelancer

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Employee vs. freelancer. You’ll have times where contracting freelancers (in any profession) is more beneficial than hiring employees. And of course, you’ll have times where the reverse is true. I’ve worked in both roles, so here’s a quick run-down of the differences. (These are mostly practical differences, though there are also legal ones. Check with your relevant government departments and/or...

Define Your Needs When Outsourcing Writing

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Finding the right writer when you’re outsourcing your writing can be tough. Writers are like snowflakes: no two are the same. They’ll differ in their writing style, personality, and client interactions. You need to find the writer who fits you and your organization best. Some writers will charge more per hour than others, and you may be tempted to look at just the price. But...

How Do Freelance Writers Set Their Rates?

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I’ve seen advertised rates for freelance writers from $5/hour to over $200/hour. Why such a huge range? Freelance writers set their fees based on many factors, and this results in some charging as little as $35 CAD per hour and others charging over $200 CAD per hour. (The Professional Writers Association of Canada gives a larger selection of price ranges.) Let me take you through a few...

A Selection of Companies I Have Written and/or Edited For

Lori Straus has written for FleetCarma.
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