editors, copywriters, creative & ghost writing. We correct spelling,
terminology, punctuation, grammatical, semantic and typographical
If you would like to become a freelance writer for us,
please read the information below.
Our clients expect us to adhere to strict deadlines
and provide the highest quality of work possible, and in order to
continue to provide the excellent service that our clients have
grown accustomed to, our writers must adhere to our principles.
Deadlines: Deadlines are often tight, and not
optional. It's perfectly acceptable to turn work down if you feel
that you may not make the deadline. We would rather you do this
than accept the work and let us down – because when you let
us down, we let our clients down.
Quality: We critique our writers' work and send
it back for review. We expect our critiques and edits to be read
and noted– we wouldn't waste our time doing this if we didn't
feel that you had a natural talent. In fact, we wouldn't send you
any work to begin with if we didn't see talent in your writing.
However, different clients have different requirements and writers
need to be able to adapt accordingly. If you're willing to learn
and grow with us, then this job is for you.
Using freelancers – what's in it for us?
Freelancers are paid only for the work they do. Also, we want to
see other South African writers improve their skills. We know what
it's like to work yourself to the bone with no thanks and not enough
cash to enjoy the result of your hard work – we've been there,
done that, worn holes in the T-shirt.
Working for us – what's in it for you? Most
employers will offer you a set rate and that's that. We are a fairly
new business, so at the moment payment rates are lower than they
should be. However, besides training you to improve your writing
skills, we also give our writers 50% of what our client pays us
as a bare minimum, and often more than this. The more regular clients
we take on, the higher percentage of lower-income work our writers
will receive, and the higher the fee will become for writers working
on higher-paying clients' work. Therefore, the more money we make,
the more money our writers will make. Why? Because, believe it or
not, there are not all that many good writers out there, and once
we find you, we'd very much like to keep you.
How it works: We'll email you with basic details
of the job required, advise you of the payment rate and deadline,
and if you don't reply within 8 hours we will pass that work on
to another writer. If you can't meet the deadline and advise us
of this, we won't hold that against you. If you accept the job,
then we will forward you exact requirements.
Payments: Payments will be made via Internet transfer.
On the last day of each month you should send us an invoice for
work completed during that month. The invoice
should include your banking details: bank, type of account, branch
code, account number, account holder's full name. It helps to keep
records from the word go, to save yourself time in calculating what
you've written for us. Try setting up the invoice from the first
job, and adding each job into the invoice as you complete it and
send it to us. We may, from time to time, ask you for an invoice
immediately the job is completed, depending on the client. We pay
you as soon as our clients pay us. This may be monthly for some
clients, weekly for others, or sporadically for smaller or once-off
What we will require in order to begin our working relationship,
is the following:
- Our signed writers' contract, by email or via fax
to 086 645 7337
- Your availability (all day, evenings and weekends only, etc)
- Completion of two sample jobs, of no more than 300 words each, without
After the above has been received, we can begin sending you paid