Writer FAQs

General

When will I receive my first assignment?

We take care to ensure that you’re only assigned content that matches your specific expertise and experience. We hand-pick writers for each assignment, and therefore there is no specific answer as to how soon you’ll receive assignments.

How often will I receive assignments?

The frequency that you receive assignments depends on several factors, including the current projects Writing Studio is working on, how they relate to your expertise, your availability, and our client’s satisfaction with your writing.

Do I have to write a certain amount of content weekly?

No. We have no quota for weekly content written. We simply ask you to put your best effort forward, maintain quality, and reject assignments that you don’t feel confident completing well and by the assigned deadline.

Will I be able to choose my assignments?

We assign you content, and you can choose to either accept or reject the assignment based on your availability and interest in the assignment. You can always make a request to be re-assigned work from a particular client, but we make no guarantee that can happen.

Day-to-day

How will I be notified about a new project?

You will be sent an email when a new assignment is available from your content manager. This will contain all the information you need (e.g., rate, deadline, content details) for you to then review and accept.

 

How long do I have to accept an assignment?

To stay on track with deadlines, we ask that you either accept or decline an assignment within 24 hours at the latest. We aim to assign content as quickly as possible to ensure we stay on track for delivery times. In some cases, with no response, we will assign the content to another writer so that we can ensure deadlines are met. Communication is key and we appreciate the most prompt responses possible.

What does the typical timeline for assignments look like?

The deadline for projects will depend on the quantity of content assigned, among other factors. For small projects (e.g., 1-5 articles), you can expect a standard delivery of about 4-5 business days. For larger projects (e.g., 20 articles), we’ll likely be working on a monthly schedule, so you can expect more flexible times (e.g., completion weekly, or on an “as done” basis). Overall, it depends, but expectations will be made clear when you’re initially assigned the content.

Does Writing Studio edit my work?

All content goes through our editorial team for editing, proofreading, and formatting. With that said, we ask that all writers closely follow either Writing Studio or client editorial guidelines carefully and edit and proofread content before submitting it. 

Will I get feedback for my writing from the editors or the client?

Our editorial team and content management may provide feedback on your writing — either as revision requests for specific content, or overall feedback to help you develop and grow as a writer. Our clients may also provide feedback and request revision requests from your completed content. We always aim to provide feedback in the most constructive way possible.

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

Writing Studio’s editors will make an effort to edit content as soon as possible, generally within 24-48 hours. But it depends on the specific project. In some cases, content could be edited within 12 hours. In other cases, it could be more than 48-72 hours for larger quantities.

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

We generally expect revisions to be completed within 2-3 business days. However, it depends on the extent of the revisions, the flexibility of the specific project, and the total quantity of content being revised. Obviously, if there are revisions for 15 articles, we won’t expect this done in 2-3 business days and we will accommodate for the amount. But for small quantities (e.g., 2-3 articles), we appreciate revisions being completed as soon as possible. We ask clients to request revision requests within 10 business days, at the latest.

How many revisions am I expected to do?

We offer two revisions at most to our clients. We expect two revisions from you as a writer as well. It’s worth noting revisions typically don’t go past the first round. It’s uncommon for two revisions to be requested. It’s also worth noting what “a revision” means. We don’t expect full re-writes as revisions. If a client requests a revision that is very extensive, such as a complete change in direction for a piece, we will adjust compensation accordingly.

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

In the majority of cases, you will be communicating with your content manager, who will be your primary point of contact. In some cases, you may have direct contact with the client, typically indirectly through comment reply threads in Google Docs.

How do I submit content when it’s completed?

This depends on the project. In almost all cases, content is to be submitted in a Google Doc via email with the title of the content piece hyperlinked with the Google Doc link (refer to our editorial guidelines for more). We may request submitting the Google Doc links in Google Sheets for larger projects. This will be specified when the content is assigned.

Are there any penalties for missing a deadline or cancelations?

If a writer fails to meet a specific deadline, we reserve the right to unassign that writer and discontinue the working relationship and make reasonable changes to the payout for the assignment (refer to our assignment submission and extension policy provided alongside onboarding material).

Will my work be rated for future work?

Yes, but not on a scale of 1-10 or stars. Our internal team will keep note of client satisfaction with your writing, and other factors such as communication, responsiveness to feedback, the average number of edits from our internal team, and more, which will help us determine overall performance.

Will I get a byline for writing content?

In most cases we write “ghostwritten” content, meaning once it’s completed for the client, it’s their property, and they may use any name when publishing content. In some cases, especially for our writers that have credentials such as a Ph.D. in a particular field, some clients we work with request bylines. You will always be informed and asked for permission before your byline is used.

Why do you keep my writing samples on file?

We use writing samples to showcase the skills of our writers in an effort to bring on new clients to the Writing Studio ecosystem. The copyright of these examples is held by the original owner.

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

It’s up to you whether you want to accept or reject assignments. If you want to go scuba diving in Thailand for two weeks, you don’t need to request time off. That said, if you’re a regular, we do appreciate (although don’t legally require) some sort of notice so that we can adjust our schedule accordingly.

What happens if I’m sick or unable to meet the deadline?

Life happens. Issues with family, physical health, mental health, and so on affect us all in life, and we understand that. If you’re unable to complete an assignment, we appreciate as much notice as possible so that we can re-assign content to other writers on our team and ensure deadlines are met. However, if deadlines are repeatedly missed and they become consistent, we will prioritize assigning content to writers who are more consistent with meeting deadlines.

Payments

How much does an assignment pay?

You will always be given an exact rate for an assignment before accepting it. This rate generally stays consistent for most projects, but in some cases, it may be more or less depending on the complexity of the assignment.

How soon will I receive payment for assignments?

We pay writers fortnightly on Fridays at 5 pm NZT into your nominated bank account (either domestic or international). Please refer to the invoicing guide provided to you in your onboarding email.

What’s the deal with taxes?

All writers at Writing Studio are independent contractors and are responsible for their own taxes specific to your country of residence.

If I have an issue, who should I contact?

We’re always here to support you, answer any questions, and ensure you’re as happy as a writer here at Writing Studio. If you have any questions or concerns, please either contact your content manager or email support at support@writingstudio.com.