Whether you’re building a team of content writers for your Love List or looking for that perfect freelance content writer for your important project, it’s crucial to understand and know the process of reviewing writer profiles.
Secret #1: Writers Don’t Need to Specialize in Order to Excel
Writers aren’t like tradesmen or licensed professionals. If you have a leaky pipe, you call a certified plumber. But if you have an article that needs to be written about a leaky pipe, you don’t need a writer who’s a plumber.
Part of the writer’s job is to research the subject matter. So you don’t need to spend time looking for writers with direct experience in the subject area unless it’s highly technical or requires very specialized knowledge.
Secret #2: Writers Aren’t All Beautiful
Many writers spend a lot of time at home, alone. They don’t buy a lot of expensive clothes and jewelry because for the most part, they wear casual clothes indoors. (Not everyone, but many.)
So, while you may think you can judge a writer based on their profile picture, you can’t. Writers don’t all look like Daniel Steele or Dan Brown. They don’t have makeup artists and professional photographers. They have cell phone cameras and poor lighting. So try not to judge on the profile picture alone, because it’s not indicative of writing skills.
Secret #3: Samples are Crucial when Reviewing Writer Profiles
If you really want to know if a writer can give you the content writing you’re after, read through their writing samples. Even if you don’t read anything else in the profile, the samples will tell you within seconds if they are a good writer or not.
Finally, the best secret of all is this: When you find a writer you’re happy with, add them to your Love List. Your future orders can all go to that list of writers, and you never have to fuss with casting call orders again.
About the author
Kathleen S is a real estate expert with over 10 years of experience writing in the real estate industry. During the day, she works as a real estate assistant, specializing in high end and luxury homes. With over 25 years of experience in writing, Kathleen has honed her skills in a wide variety of writing mediums.