Writer FAQ

How am I evaluated for a writing position with ContentWriters?

ContentWriters (CW) evaluates each writer's education, background, skill and expertise using the materials submitted during the application process. Each writer's resume, writing samples, and English proficiency test score are considered, along with a brief phone interview.

When will I hear back about my submitted resume?

Application evaluation time varies depending on the number of applicants we're accepting. We'll contact you via email if we'd like to move forward with your application.

How soon will I receive assignments?

Our team takes special care to ensure that you are only assigned jobs that match your specific qualifications. Because each assignment is hand-picked for writers, there is no definitive timeline regarding how soon you will start to see assignments.

Will I be able to choose my assignments?

When a client submits assignments to CW, the CW team matches a writer to a client's assignment by carefully considering the writer's background, skill, expertise, past performance, and style along with the requirements of the assignment.

How often will I receive assignments?

The frequency of assignments depends on our flow of jobs and how they match with your specialty areas.

Will I be notified when new jobs are submitted?

Yes, as a writer for CW, you will be notified via email when a new assignment is being offered to you. The assignment details will be available for you to review and accept.

How long do I have to accept an assignment?

To stay on track with deadlines, we try to get jobs assigned within a few hours. Communication is key - we always appreciate the quickest response you're able to provide.

What does the typical timeline for assignments look like?

After a project is assigned, writers have either 1 business day (for a 3-business-day order) or 3 business days (for a 5-business-day order) to complete the assignment. After submission, the assignment goes through editing (1 day) and proofreading (1 day) before being submitted to the client. The client typically has between 3 and 10 business days to review the content after submission, and either accept the content or request a revision. These timelines may vary depending on the assignment, as some clients may have extended review periods. Ask your ContentWriters contact for assignment-specific timelines.

How long does it take to have my work edited or reviewed?

CW's editors will make their best efforts to review and edit your draft as soon as it is provided. Depending on the job deadline, CW's editors provide their edits and feedback to the writers within 24 hours before deadline.

Will I be able to communicate with the client about the assignment?

The writer and client shall have the opportunity to communicate through CW's dashboard about the assignment when a job is accepted by the writer. At that point, the writer may ask the client questions regarding the assignment and how to better understand the client's needs and wants.

Do I have a quota I must meet on a weekly basis?

At CW, the more quality content you write, the more money you make. It is as simple as that. There isn't any minimum or maximum writing commitment. We just ask that you always provide your best effort, maintain quality and do not take on an assignment if it can't be completed with the utmost quality by the stated deadline.

How much money can I make?

With CW, you always know exactly what you will make on a project before you accept the task and begin to write. Our Writer Policy provides that 50% of every job goes to the Writer, Editor, and Proofreader. You can find client pricing information at https://contentwriters.com/pricing.

How soon will I receive payment for assignments?

Payments are made on the 15th and 30th of every month, or the closest business day. All jobs that are marked "complete" within a week of the next pay period will be queued for payment. Jobs are marked "complete" after the client's review period, or after client-requested revisions are made and accepted. If you are unsure when a job that's marked complete will be paid, check your pending payments dashboard.

How do I handle taxes at the end of the year?

All writers for CW are independent contractors responsible for their own taxes, withholdings and deductions. The IRS requires that you fill out a W9 as a condition to accepting jobs. ContentWriters does not disburse 1099s because we pay through a third-party payment provider. (Read more info from the IRS here.)

Are there any penalties for missing a deadline or cancellations?

If the writer fails to meet a specific deadline, CW reserves the right to reassign that job and to discontinue working with that writer in the future. Deadlines are critical to ensuring quality control and client satisfaction. Certain penalties may apply, as outlined in CW's Writer Services Agreement.

How many edits am I allowed on a particular job Assignment?

If a client requests revisions on a given job, it is required that the writer complete the revisions by the deadline provided in the request. CW reserves the right to reassign any job if the submission does not comply with the provided instructions. When possible, revisions will be attempted prior to reverting to reassignment.

Are subheadings included in the word count?

Yes, though titles and reference lists do not count towards the overall word count.

Does CW edit my work or does the client?

All CW jobs go through an internal editing and proofreading process. However, it is important that all writers proofread their work and ensure that all jobs follow the CW Style Guide before submitting.

Will my work be rated for future work?

Yes, all of your work will be rated for any future projects. The better you write, the better the chance for future work from ContentWriters. In our evaluation process, CW takes into serious consideration the number of edits and revisions necessary for each of your drafts, client comments and reviews, as well as client requests to work with the same writer.

Why do you need my bio?

The clients we write for are typically looking for industry-specific, specialized writers, and we hand-pick assignments for each writer. Having your bio on hand allows us to quickly understand your main strengths and to share those with potential clients to get you more work.

Will my photo and bio be displayed somewhere?

Everyone who writes for CW completes a profile on www.contentwriters.com. The information you enter into your profile, including your photo, may be incorporated into your public-facing profile.

Why do you keep my writing samples on file?

We use writing samples to showcase your talents to prospective clients in an effort to get you more writing work. They are used purely as examples and the copyright is held by you or the client who you wrote the content for.

What kinds of writing samples should I upload?

Upload samples that best represent your writing skill, keeping in mind that these will be shown to businesses that might want you to write for them. Writing samples that show your industry expertise and voice should be prioritized, and it's a good idea to include samples of different content types so that we can see your work in different formats.

Why didn't my sample get approved?

We select only your top samples and we prioritize samples that we know will resonate the most with prospective clients. If we did not approve one of your samples, please feel free to submit additional options for approval.

What if I need to take time off from my work with ContentWriters?

If you need to take any time off, simply enter a Time Off request in your profile. This will notify our team and we'll hold off on sending you any new work while you're away.

Am I able to access my account on my mobile phone or tablet?

While a mobile app is on our roadmap, until further notice all jobs and updates must be checked on contentwriters.com

If I have an issue, who should I contact?

CW wants you to know that we are here for you when you need assistance. Please feel free to email us at info@contentwriters.com or give us a call at 800-891-0553 to speak with our Writer Team.


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