Day: January 30, 2019

Being Realistic About Freelance Writing Costs

Outsourcing to freelance writers who speak English as a second or third language in non-English speaking countries is a widespread practice. The costs are meager with pay rates as little as a fifth of a cent (USD) per word. Like many low price options, this practice carries hidden costs and may negatively impact your business.

Quality concerns are a common complaint with cheap freelance writing

Freelance writers that are not very fluent in English will produce a poor quality copy. They will fail to understand the difference between similar words and have no familiarity with turns of phrase well-known to native English speakers. Quality freelance writers will have a firm grasp of the English language and the idioms commonly used by speakers. However, not all foreign outsource workers have a poor grasp of English.

Let price be your guide, to a certain degree. There is truth in the old saying … Read More