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Julia Mattey

£333/day

✅ Copywriter, E-Learning Consultant 🇬🇧 🇫🇷 🇪🇸

  • Copywriting
  • E-learning
  • instructional design
  • LMS
  • Wordpress
  • Translation English-French
  • Translation French-English
  • Proofreading/Editing
  • Translator
  • Communication
  • storyboarding
  • Video production
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Translation Spanish-French
  • Translation German-French
  • Translation Spanish English
  • Social media
  • Community management
  • Writing
  • Content marketing
  • Brand content
  • Blog
  • Online reputation

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Jordan Plummeridge

£250/day

Content Writer and Community Manager

  • Social media
  • Web writing
  • Content writing
  • Copywriting
  • Community management
  • Facebook Marketing
  • Instagram
  • facebook
  • Digital Marketing
  • Content marketing
  • LinkedIn Marketing

Sahrashaad A.

£300/day

Content writing, Appointment setter.

  • Digital Marketing
  • SEO
  • Content marketing
  • Email Marketing Campaigns
  • Ghost writing
  • Content writing
  • Copywriting
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Response to tender
  • Proposal writer
  • Bid writer

Luke Severn

£250/day

Copywriter, Journalist, Social Media

  • Copywriting
  • Writing
  • Storytelling
  • Brand content
  • Proofreading/Editing
  • Social media
  • SEO
  • Content marketing
  • Blog
  • Communication
  • Writing SEO
  • Web writing
  • Wordpress

Rowan Harris

£257/day

Freelance Copywriter

  • Copywriting
  • Brand content
  • SEO
  • Storytelling
  • Proofreading/Editing
  • Blog
  • Wordpress
  • UX Writing
  • Backlinking SEO
  • Writing
  • Content marketing
  • SEO audit
  • SEMrush
  • Google Search Console

Ariane Laurent-Smith

£214/day

Expert Proofreader, Editor, Writer, and Translator

  • SEO
  • Brand content
  • Copywriting
  • Proofreading/Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Editing
  • Translation French-English
  • Editor
  • Content marketing
  • Editorial strategy
  • Editorial
  • Writing SEO
  • Web writing
  • Writing
  • Journalism
  • Blog
  • Promotional Materials
  • Storytelling
  • Desktop publishing services
  • Print communication
  • Online reputation
  • Creative
  • Press release
  • Internal communication
  • Communication
  • Direct marketing
  • Communication strategy
  • Social media
  • Branding
  • Backlinking SEO
  • Design Newsletter
  • Marketing
  • Email marketing
  • Advertising
  • Luxury sector

Angharad Jones

£400/day

Copywriter, content strategist and head of content

  • Copywriting
  • Brand content
  • SEO
  • Content marketing
  • Social media
  • Marketing
  • content strategy
  • Editorial writing
  • Digital marketing
  • Data analysis
  • Email marketing
  • Writing SEO
  • Blog
  • Storytelling
  • Promotional Materials
  • Proofreading/Editing
  • Web writing
  • Journalism
  • Press release
  • Print communication
  • Communication

Gordon Goodfellow

£260/day

writer and SEO

  • Copywriting
  • SEO
  • Proofreading/Editing
  • Writing SEO
  • Writing
  • Web writing
  • English
  • Content marketing

Sam Chambers

£385/day

Copywriter

2 recommendations
  • Copywriting
  • Writing
  • Storytelling
  • Proofreading/Editing
  • Social media
  • Content marketing
  • Communication
  • Brand content
  • SEO
  • Blog
  • Marketing
  • Email marketing
  • Writing SEO
  • English
  • Web writing
  • ghostwriting
  • eBook writing
  • Community management

Bridie Wilkinson

£300/day

Content Strategist, Manager and Writer

  • SEO
  • Copywriting
  • Content marketing
  • UX Writing
  • Editorial strategy
  • CMS
  • Brand content
  • Storytelling

Mel Barren

£300/day

Copywriter, Long content writer, Web Editor

1 recommendation
  • Copywriting
  • Storytelling
  • Brand content
  • Blog
  • Writing
  • Webdesign
  • Web copy
  • Testimonial interviews + copy
  • Business cartoons
  • Humour and wit

Aisha Sini

£257/day

Copywriter and Content Manager

2 recommendations
  • Copywriting
  • Proofreading/Editing
  • SEO
  • Content marketing
  • Blog
  • Marketing
  • Communication
  • Email marketing
  • Writing SEO
  • Web writing
  • Emailing
  • Brand content
  • Storytelling
  • Writing
  • UX Writing
  • Wordpress
  • Direct marketing
  • Social media
  • content management
  • Advertising
  • Pay Per Click Advertising
  • Branding

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Content Writer: What this profession is all about

Content writers encompass many important tasks for a marketing team. Learn more about this profession with this complete guide:

What is a freelance content writer?

Content writers create written material that’s tailored for the web. Their writing technique must meet certain requirements: search engine optimization (SEO), concise and dynamic style, limited number of characters, and internal linking. Like copywriters, content writers can provide different types of content depending on your need such as product details pages, job descriptions, advertising articles, blog posts, white papers, ebooks and more.

What does a content writer do?

Freelance content writers (also called content managers) create written material that’s tailored for the web. They must take into account the interactive nature of the web (comments, hyperlinks, webdesign…), device limitations (mobile, desktop…) and search engine optimization requirements.

Combining skills in writing, formatting and HTML rules, content writers can adapt to your editorial line. They must have perfect spelling and handle any needed modifications.

They may also be asked to integrate the content they’ve produced on your website, blog, or mobile application. For this, a good knowledge of CMS (content management system) is essential.

Lastly, in order to stay organised and keep you updated on their progress, freelance content writers may draw up a publication schedule. The client may also provide them with one.

In short, freelance content writers ensure that your content is seen and read:

Seen: by search engines through consistent meta-descriptions and effective writing of headings and keywords

Read: to grab the attention of the reader who’ll find the information they’re looking for via engaging and easy-to-read content

What are some different types of content?

Here are some types of content marketing that are usually created by content writers:

Website and app content

Whether your pages are for boosting visibility (presentation of your business, references…) or commercial purposes (sales, engagement…), they must respect certain rules to ensure optimal traffic. Freelance content writers must then write content that is relevant for search engines as well as web users, who must find the content informative and/or entertaining.

Blog posts

Blogs are an effective way for brands to create engaging content for their target audience and at the same time improve their SEO. Freelance content writers can assist with this by studying the brief provided by the client, carrying out research, writing the content of the articles, and community management building by responding to comments and reactions to posts.

Social media posts

Just like blogs, social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, Youtube…) are an effective marketing lever for brand awareness and traffic.

Emails

While email campaigns (editorial newsletters, marketing emails…) do not require SEO, they must be well written to ensure they’re read by your audience. This is where content writers’ digital knowledge and mastery of formatting and dynamic writing are invaluable!

It’s also important to ensure consistency between email campaigns and the rest of your web content.

What are some content writer jobs?

Content writers play a vital role in creating written content for various purposes and industries. Here are some common content writer jobs:

Freelance SEO Content Writer

Freelance SEO content writers specialize in creating content that is optimized for search engines. They conduct keyword research, incorporate relevant keywords and phrases into their writing, and follow best practices for on-page SEO to improve a website's search engine ranking. Their goal is to attract organic traffic to websites and increase visibility in search engine results pages (SERPs).

Freelance Website Content Writer

Freelance website content writers focus on creating the textual content for websites. They craft engaging and informative content for webpages such as the homepage, about us, product or service descriptions, and contact pages. The content is designed to communicate the brand's message, engage visitors, and encourage conversions.

Freelance Health Content Writer

Freelance health content writers specialize in producing written content related to health and wellness topics. They may write articles, blog posts, ebooks, or social media content covering subjects like medical conditions, nutrition, fitness, mental health, and lifestyle choices. Their work often aims to educate and inform readers about health-related matters.

Technical Content Writer

Technical content writers are experts in communicating complex technical concepts in a clear and accessible manner. They create documentation, user guides, manuals, technical articles, and other content that helps users understand and use technical products, software, or systems.

Freelance Educational Content Writer

Freelance educational content writers develop content for educational purposes. They may create lesson plans, textbooks, online courses, instructional materials, and educational blog posts. Their writing is tailored to the needs of students, teachers, or learners in various educational settings.

Freelance Blog Content Writer

Freelance blog content writers produce regular blog posts for websites and online publications. They cover a wide range of topics, depending on the blog's niche and target audience. Their writing aims to engage readers, provide valuable information, and align with the blog's style and voice.

What is a freelance content writer’s salary in the UK?

The salary of a freelance content writer in the UK can vary significantly based on several factors, including the writer's experience, specialization, location, and the volume and complexity of the work they take on. Freelance content writers in the UK often charge based on word count, project complexity, and industry demand. Here's a rough estimate of the salary range:

Per-Word Rate: Many freelance content writers charge on a per-word basis, with rates typically ranging from £0.03 to £0.30 or more per word. The rate can vary based on the writer's expertise and the specific type of content being produced. Highly specialized writers or those with extensive experience may command higher per-word rates.

Hourly Rate: Some content writers charge hourly rates, which can vary widely. Rates may range from £15 to £50 or more per hour, depending on the writer's experience and the complexity of the work.Fixed Project Fees: For larger projects or ongoing work, freelance content writers may negotiate fixed project fees. These fees can range from a few hundred pounds for short articles to several thousand pounds for extensive content marketing campaigns or website copywriting.

Retainer Agreements: Freelancers may also enter into retainer agreements with clients, where they provide a set amount of content on a regular basis (e.g., monthly blog posts) in exchange for a fixed monthly fee. Retainer fees can vary widely based on the volume and complexity of the work.

Experience and Specialization: Experienced and specialized content writers, such as those who focus on technical or industry-specific topics, may command higher rates. Writers with a strong portfolio and a track record of delivering high-quality content often have the flexibility to charge premium rates.Location: The cost of living can vary within the UK, and freelancers in cities like London may charge higher rates compared to those in less expensive areas.

It's important to note that freelance content writers often tailor their rates to the specific needs of each project, so rates can vary significantly from one writer to another. When hiring a freelance content writer, it's advisable to discuss your project's scope, budget, and expectations with potential candidates to arrive at a mutually agreeable compensation structure. Additionally, market conditions and demand for certain types of content may impact rates over time.

How to brief a content writer?

To properly brief a freelance content writer, make sure to provide them with these details:

Give the content freelancer documentation

Whether web or print communication materials, catalogues… You need to provide the raw ingredients in terms of information. This is essential for the freelance content writer to understand your business.

Set clear objectives

Be clear about what you expect of them. For example, do you prefer that they work with a sales objective in mind or that they write editorial content that’ll engage the reader?

Provide an editorial charter

This reference document is essential as it ensures that all your content is consistent both in content and in form. It helps specify the topics to address, the tone and style to be used, the target audiences to reach and a range of essential procedures (validation process, content integration method, etc.).

Create a content calendar

You can provide a schedule for the freelance content writer to follow in order to structure your project. This’ll streamline the whole production process, from the brief (selection of topics to be covered) to the final validation of the content, including its integration and delivery.