Star Rating System

What's the deal with your Star Rating for Writers?

Our Star Rating for writers is like the star rating used for restaurants. We use a constantly updated algorithm to keep track of each writer's ongoing performance. The algorithm tracks things like approval ratings, customer reviews, Love List selections and successful order deliveries, automatically adjusting star ratings as needed.

Our Crowd and Standard Orders are services by writers with 2 to 6 Star Ratings.

Each writer undergoes a manual evaluation to set the initial star level and, more importantly, even qualify for WriterAccess. We have a stringent writing proficiency test and review writing samples, writer profiles and resumes. Additional requirements include U.S. citizenship and U.S. bank and PayPal accounts.

Sticking with the restaurant theme, here's a summary of what to expect at the various Star Rating levels.

2 Star Rating — This is your plain hamburger. This writer met the minimum requirement on our screening test and has a basic grasp of grammar, punctuation and spelling. They generally don't have a lot of professional writing experience, but they typically show promise.

3 Star Rating — Here comes your hamburger with mustard. Solid test scores and a bit of professional writing experience is on the menu. Their writing may remain simple in structure, but it is clear, well-organized and gets the point across.

4 Star Rating — Add pickles, tomatoes and other toppings to your burger and you get the 4 Star writers. They generally scored well on our test and submitted engaging writing samples and solid resumes boasting a generous helping of professional writing experience. They may be active in the social media sphere, be SEO savvy, and have deep experience in select industries.

5 Star Rating — This is your double cheeseburger deluxe. Our 5-Star writers have the experience, publication credits, stocked resumes and brilliant writing samples needed to merit this rating, along with an ongoing ability to produce delicious work every time. Their mastery of the language is apparent with careful word choices, on-target analogies and dash of creativity that peppers their work. Their experience with SEO and social media is usually apparent, as is their keen ability to target their writing style to match the assignment at hand.

6 Star Rating — Move into the next galaxy and you're moving up on the menu from hamburger to steak, or even grass-fed filet mignon. Our 6-star writers have meaty experience and consistently deliver Grade A work. Go for 6-star writers for your premium work, choosing an appropriate pay scale that ranges from 10 cents to $2 per word. The rate increases to match the visibility and complexity of the project. Select from Premium Copywriters, Premium Journalists and Premium Tech Writers with specific industry experience, all of them screened, tested and ready to sate your appetite with work that WOWs.