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$ 5
Mar 2008
Asheboro, NC
500-word web articles based on keywords  more... close row
$ 50
Mar 2007
Chicago, Illinois
Writer to write a unique wedding announcement  more... close row
$ 500
Apr 2007
Chicago, Illinois
Technical writer to write a training manual  more... close row
$ 600
Jan 2007
Anaheim, CA
Writer hired for clothing descriptions  more... close row
$ 150
Mar 2007
Chicago, Illinois
Writing of a speech to go with power point presentation  more... close row
$ 200
Apr 2008
East Lansing, MI
15 articles at 500 words each  more... close row
$ 75
Jun 2008
Chicago, Illinois
23 articles written for this price  more... close row

Description of service

I needed a series of 23 articles written between 450 and 500 words each. They were all on a specific topic. I needed them to be written in a blog style conversational tone. I paid a writer $75.00 for this series of 23 articles.

Review of Service

This didn't work out very well for me. I posted the request on a message board, completely unsure of how much to ask for this project. I asked for writing submissions and quotes. I found someone with the style of writing I was looking for who quoted $75.00. The problem was that I did not like the finished product at all. I was looking for something halfway between sounding professional and conversational I guess because what I ended up getting sounded like notes passed between high school students. My target demographic was young professionals and it just didn't work at all. As our agreement had no stipulations for me not liking the work I didn't feel comfortable rejecting it so I did pay and ended up writing the articles myself.


If I had it to do over again I would ask for one paid 450-500 word article. Then if I didn't like it I could have moved on to the next candidate instead of having put all my eggs in one basket.

$ 50
Jan 2008
Chicago, Illinois
Ghostwriter for a short memoir  more... close row
$ 150
Apr 2007
Chicago, Illinois
Professional writer made wonderful changes in resume  more... close row
$ 5
May 2008
Miami, FL
Price per 500 word article with spotty quality  more... close row
$ 12
Feb 2008
Memphis, Tennessee
Price for thousand word article  more... close row