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Top Independent

Christopher Rosché

Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Words to Inspire

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Top Independent

Amy Suto

Phoenix, AZ, USA

Book Ghostwriter, Editor, & Newsletter Copywriter✨

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Ryan Cole

New Jersey, USA

Welcome to the services of Author R.T. Cole!

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Top Independent

Quinn Foster

Lafayette, LA, USA

Impactful Journalist & Copy Editor to the Rescue

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Rebecca Dalzell

Brooklyn, NY, USA

Experienced writer and copyeditor

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Abubakari Abdul Somed


Cultural wordsmith at your service ✨

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Lauren Reynolds

Denver, CO, USA

Creative Wordsmith, Meets Deadlines ⏰

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Brogan Ferguson

Aberdeen, UK

📝 Ghostwriter crafting captivating content ✨

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Abdulhasib Umar


"As a dedicated freelancer, I bring a unique blend

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Zaid Asif


Crafting standout resumes, cover letters & profiles

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William Howard

Winchester, UK

Client Connects

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Padmaj Verma


Tech-savvy wordsmith for your content 🚀

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Shireen Padha

Jammu and Kashmir

Writing that works for you ✨

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Rohit Gupta

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Editing Pro + Client Satisfaction Guaranteed

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Sambhav jain

Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh, India

Captivating Brand & Logo Designer 🎨

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Ray Paradise

Clearwater, FL, USA

Exceptional Project & Product Manager 🌟

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Carolina Grassmann

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Content Writer & Editor

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Kim Edwards

Toronto, ON, Canada

I write goals, objectives, and missions into being

Common projects for Authors

Writing blog posts or articles for websites.

Creating content for social media platforms.

Writing scripts for videos or podcasts.

Creating content for newsletters or email campaigns.

Writing a book or eBook.

Creating content for marketing materials like brochures, product descriptions, or press releases.

Tips for working with and hiring Authors

Define your project

Before hiring an author, have a clear understanding of what you need. This could include the type of content, tone, style, and the target audience. Clarify if you need a ghostwriter, a copywriter or a content writer.

Review their portfolio

Check out the author's previous works to see if their writing style aligns with your needs. Look for versatility in subject matters and styles, and pay attention to their ability to engage the audience.

Understand their skills

A good author should have strong research skills, a wide vocabulary, and the ability to adapt to different writing styles. They should also have good knowledge of SEO if you intend to use the content for online platforms.

Maintain good communication

Regular communication is key to a successful project. Ensure that the author understands your needs and is open to feedback. Use Contra's platform for all communications to ensure transparency and effectiveness.

How to hire Authors

Define your needs

Before starting the hiring process, have a clear understanding of what you need from an Author. This could include the type of content, tone, style, and the target audience.

Post a detailed job

Posting a detailed job on Contra will attract the right authors. Include information about your needs, the scope of the job, the skills required, and the project timeline.

Review applications

Review the applications you receive and shortlist authors based on their skills, experience, and fit for your project. Look at their past projects and reviews on their profile.

Conduct interviews

Conduct interviews with shortlisted authors. Ask questions about their experience, writing process, and how they handle various aspects of writing. Also, discuss your project specifics and expectations.

Make an offer

Once you've found the right author, make an offer through Contra. This will include the project details, payment terms, and timeline.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Authors

1. Can you share examples of your work that are similar to my project?

2. What is your process for understanding a new topic that you need to write about?

3. How do you handle feedback and revisions during the writing process?

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Freelancers on Contra come across very professionally. They actually seem to read your job posting and have directly relevant skills, which isn’t always the case on most other freelancer sites. On Contra, freelancers who matched with my job seemed to have the relevant skills I was seeking.

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Frequently asked

A freelance author is a professional who creates written content for various mediums such as books, articles, blogs, scripts, and marketing materials. They can write in different styles and tones to suit different target audiences.

A freelance author is a professional who creates written content for various mediums such as books, articles, blogs, scripts, and marketing materials. They can write in different styles and tones to suit different target audiences.

Hiring an author on Contra gives you access to top freelance talent without the hassle of middlemen or commissions. You can review their portfolio, manage your project, and handle contracts and payments all in one place.

You can post a job detailing your project requirements on Contra. Authors who match your requirements can then apply for the job. You can also browse through the profiles of authors and invite those you are interested in to apply.

Projects that require author skills include creating content for websites, social media, marketing materials, video scripts, and writing books or eBooks. Authors can also assist in editing and proofreading content to ensure it's error-free and meets the desired quality.

The cost of hiring an author on Contra can vary based on the complexity of the project, the author's experience, and the length of the content. The starting rate for authors on Contra is $25 per hour.

A ghostwriter is a professional writer who is hired to write for another person who is credited as the author. They can write various types of content like books, articles, reports, and speeches.

Freelance authors on Contra are paid commission-free. They may charge per project, per hour, or per milestone. Contra holds the funds in escrow at the beginning of the project and releases them after the client approves the deliverables for that milestone, or automatically within three days.

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