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Shannon Permenter

Phoenix, AZ, USA

Art-centric content writer

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Amy Suto

Phoenix, AZ, USA

Stunning copy and content for your startup ✍️

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Jason Glynn

Prague, Czechia

Freelance Tech Writer

Recommended 9x
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Marleena Garris

United States

Click. Clack. Creative Copy.✨

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Chhavi Malik

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Brand Alchemist | Content & Copywriter

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Quinn Foster

Lafayette, LA, USA

Impactful Journalist & Copy Editor to the Rescue

Recommended 1x
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Alexia R

Chicago, IL, USA

Copy Chameleon + Creative Writer 🦎

Recommended 2x
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Alex Bull

United Kingdom

Grow your Auto brand with Social Media & Blogs 🚗✨

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Matt Brooks

Berlin, Germany

Operations + Scaling for Music Tech & Startups

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Andrea Velasquez

Halifax, NS, Canada

Innovative Design & Social Media Expert

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Coe Clausen

Seattle, WA, USA

Leave the words to me.

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Gloria Mendez

New York, NY, USA

Online Marketing Consultant | Strategist & Creator

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Buse Umur ✨

Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

Brand Storyteller 🧡

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Janine Hirschklau

New York, USA

Words open worlds real and imagined

Recommended 1x
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Barrett Dutra

San Diego, CA, USA

Photoshop Guru, Web Designer ✨

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Daniela Ricaud Sierra

Phoenix, AZ, USA

Helping deliver world-class creative projects 🌎

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Melanie Gervasoni

Italy

SEO Writer // ENG-ITA Translator // Content Editor

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Kimia Madani

San Francisco, CA, USA

Freelance Writer & Copy Editor

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Kathleen Padden

United States

I write about the world I'd like to see.

Common projects for Creative Writers

Blog posts for company websites.

Writing scripts for videos or podcasts.

Creating engaging content for social media platforms.

Ghostwriting for ebooks or print books.

Crafting compelling product descriptions for e-commerce sites.

Writing articles for online publications or magazines.

Tips for working with and hiring Creative Writers

Understand your needs

Before you start your search for a creative writer, be clear about your needs. This includes the type of writing you need (e.g. blog posts, articles, scripts), the tone and style, and any specific subject matter expertise required.

Review their portfolio

Look at the writer's previous work to get a feel for their writing style and capabilities. On Contra, freelancers often have a portfolio of work attached to their profiles.

Communicate clearly

Once you've chosen a freelance creative writer, communicate your expectations clearly. This includes deadlines, the number of revisions you'll need, and any specific points you want them to cover. Remember to do all your communication through Contra for the best experience.

Respect their process

Each writer has their own process and it's important to respect that. Some writers may need more time to research while others may prefer to have a detailed brief before they start writing.

How to hire Creative Writers

Define your needs

Before you start, have a clear understanding of what you need from a Creative Writer. This includes the type of content, the style and tone, and any specific subject matter expertise required.

Post a detailed job

Create a detailed job post on Contra, including information about your project, the skills required, and the project timeline. This will help attract the right freelancers.

Review applications

Review the applications and shortlist freelancers based on their skills, experience, and fit for your project. Check their portfolio and reviews on their profile.

Conduct interviews

Conduct interviews with shortlisted freelancers. This will give you a better understanding of their capabilities and whether they're a good fit for your project.

Make an offer

Once you've found the right freelancer, make an offer through Contra. Include project details, payment terms, and timeline. Once the offer is accepted, you can start working together.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Creative Writers

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

2. How do you handle feedback and revisions?

3. What is your process for understanding a new project's requirements and how do you ensure you meet them?

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Love, love, love. Contra is an amazing place to find flexible, creative talent. The process of getting to know independents through their profiles was incredibly easy and fast.


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Almanac.io
Platform for Async Collaboration

The talent I find on Contra has been excellent. But aside from that, Contra’s community differentiates Contra from other freelancing platforms. I love the responsiveness of the Contra team, and how invested they are in your success. I actually pay freelancers I’ve found outside of Contra through Contra because I love the platform so much, especially that they don’t take a cut of your payment.


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Grounded Insights
UX Research Consulting Firm

I used to waste hours trying to find talent. Switching to Contra was 10x on my time, energy and money as an Entrepeneur and Creator. Lauren was a perfect fit from day one, and I couldn’t have found someone of this calibor without Contra.


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Stan
Creator Store

I can vouch for Contra that it is a great hiring tool. I shoot my shot and the candidates I keep seeing are incredible.The process took minutes and the support I always get from their team is 10/10.


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Cecilia Reusch
Community Strategist

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
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A creative writer is a professional who uses their imagination and creativity to write engaging and compelling content. This could be in the form of articles, stories, scripts, blog posts and more.

A creative writer is a professional who uses their imagination and creativity to write engaging and compelling content. This could be in the form of articles, stories, scripts, blog posts and more.

Hiring a creative writer on Contra allows you to tap into a pool of talented freelancers who can bring your ideas to life. With Contra, you can easily manage contracts, payments, and communication all in one place.

A creative writer can handle a variety of projects including blog posts, articles, scripts for videos or podcasts, social media content, product descriptions, and even ghostwriting for books.

You can post your project on Contra where creative writers can see it and apply. You can also browse through profiles of creative writers and invite those who match your requirements to apply for your project.

Creative writers use a variety of tools to craft their work. This can include word processing software like Microsoft Word or Google Docs, writing apps like Scrivener or Final Draft, and also SEO tools to help optimize their content for search engines.

The cost of hiring a creative writer on Contra can range from $25 to $150 per hour, depending on the complexity of the project, the writer's experience and skills, and the timeline.

Creative writers on Contra are paid commission-free. They may charge per project, per hour, or per milestone. Clients must pay a minimum of $250 or $25 an hour to post an opportunity on Contra.

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